took it out for one more round and quickly realized why it would continue to gather dust so i gave it away....my 50 1.4 is just all that....:biggrin:
I realize having both the 1.4 and 1.8 would let one be in the cupboard.took it out for one more round and quickly realized why it would continue to gather dust so i gave it away....my 50 1.4 is just all that....:biggrin:
Hmm, i just bought the 50mm 1.8 and i was very pleased to see the result compared towards the 18-55 kit lens.I've not touched my 50mm f/1.8 since I got the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, I'm considering selling it and investing in a Nikon 20mm f/2.8 just to have a small and lightweight lens when I need it.
You have a true keeper! The 1.8 is great and very sharp.My 50 f/1.8 was the only lens I owned for years, as it came with my first Nikon film body that Dad got for me while I was still in high school.
I don't use it all that often, but it's the one lens for which I have a real sentimental attachment. There will always be room in my bag for that little hunk of glass.
Having tried both - the 1.8 I found to be a little sharper for the type of photography I practice, I just like (a personnal preference) the softness of the 1.4 better. You can never go wrong with the 50/1.8 specially at the price level they go for.Hmm, i just bought the 50mm 1.8 and i was very pleased to see the result compared towards the 18-55 kit lens.
I think that if you see the lens for what it is you like it for its purposes.
The lens cost here 140 euro while all the other lenses you are talking about are between the 330 and the 600 euro, so for me it is the cheapest way for getting some better lens to learn more about making photos and see if i would appriciate or need the other exspensife lenses later.
I think for that its a great lens but i can imagine that after a while you will use an other lens more suitable for the pictures your making.
And if you have a 1.4 and a 1.8 at 50mm its probably logic that the 1.4 is better, but it also cost 2.5 times as much as the 1.8.
thanks for the kind words, Doug....love the 50 but do tend to use the 35 a lot lately ...btw, do u have a place out here on the Oregon coast?Hey, Nute,
I love my 50/1.4. I use it all the time, although now that I have a 35/2, I'm wondering if the 50 will spend less time on the camera. Too early to tell.
I sure love seeing your work, though... 50 or 35 or 105 or whatever.