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Which 50mm lens should I buy?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Nick Vaccaro, Nov 9, 2018 at 12:33 PM.

  1. Nick Vaccaro

    Nick Vaccaro

    Nov 3, 2018
    I am looking to purchase a Nikon 50mm lens. Does anyone have a preference with a 1.8G or 1.8D? I know the 1.8G is more quiet on the auto focusing. Is one just built better than the other? Thank you for any assistance offered.
  2. I have both, I don't like the D version because the focus ring spins when you AF and it wierds me out. The G version is one of Nikon's best lens values IMO. Here's a comparison of 50mm lenses for Nikon F mount. The 50G stacks up pretty well against some pretty expensive glass. Welcome to the Cafe' :) .
  3. Nick Vaccaro

    Nick Vaccaro

    Nov 3, 2018
    Thank you for your assessment. I have been leaning towards the G.
  4. Nick Vaccaro

    Nick Vaccaro

    Nov 3, 2018
    Quick question: would you go for the 35mm in lieu of the 50 since it has a focal length of 52mm?
  5. If you have any interest in eventually getting a Z6 or Z7, then go with the G, as it will work 100% with the FTZ adapter. If you are ever going to invest in a Nikon DSLR below the D7000 series, get the G.

    If all the camera bodies you have or are going to get will be D7000 DSLR and higher, then the D will be fine. IQ wise, they are about a wash.
  6. I'm 100% with Rick--had the D and never warmed to it exactly the same reason (plus the focus ring is rather sloppy, despite a visit to Nikon service), but the G is a great lens. My only prime.
  7. ???
  8. On a DX body :) 
  9. So you have an APS-C camera and want a 50mm field of view? If so, then, yes...look into the 35mm f/1.8G for DX
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  10. Nick Vaccaro

    Nick Vaccaro

    Nov 3, 2018
    Sorry, I should have specified.
    I understand. Shooting with a D7000. Thank you for your thoughts.
  11. Your calculator's broke. Welcome back handsome :kiss: .
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  13. Sorry, senior moment :mad: . I thought he was saying the 50mm had a FL of 52mm on his DX body. Guess I shouldn't have spouted off in the crop factor concept a few moments ago :confused: .
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018 at 1:53 PM
  14. Nothing a good bottle of wine can't fix :D 
  15. Or 2, remember who we’re talking about:) 
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  16. Right on! And of the high alcohol species :p 
  17. I am a beer belly drinker but I’ve been dabbling in the vino the last week. The stuff over here is a lot better than ripple , even better than MD 20/20:) 
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  18. I resemble that remark :ROFLMAO: .

    Be careful, you may incur the wrath of Mr. Buckley :mad: .
  19. Order today! ;) 
    Edit: Or ask Santa for one.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018 at 2:25 PM
  20. Nick Vaccaro

    Nick Vaccaro

    Nov 3, 2018
    Ahhhh, I resent what has become of my thread. We went from camera lenses to booze. Oh well, when I’m Rome.... How about a good scotch!?! Lol.
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