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km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Thu 20-Sep-12 07:56 PM

The 50 1.8G is one of the redesigned small 1.8 primes that Nikon has down as an art. The old D version was $95 and stopped down, was sharp and had decent bokeh. The newer version, is a total redesign of optics and construction and suddenly made the twice more costly 50 1.4G unnecessary item. The 1.8g is really good, even wide open, where the old one had some problems.
Another one to consider as a modest priced great performing 1.8 prime is the newer version 85 1.8G which is more, about $450 but even higher performance than the 50mm. The 85 1.8G is 90-95% of what the expensive bigger brother 85 1.4G delivers. It is so good that some of the demo images posted on Nikon's web site for the D800 announcement were shoot with that lens.
Stan
St Petersburg Russia

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