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Is it worth me buying 50mm f1.8g to replace D?

guyparker

Rugby, UK
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guyparker Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Dec 2005
Thu 02-May-13 07:35 AM | edited Thu 02-May-13 07:36 AM by guyparker

I've had a 50mm F1.8D for some years now and love the lens. I find that it's been by far the most value for money lens, in terms of the amount of time it spends on my camera compared to the cost. In fact I might even go so far as to say that it's my most used lens bar none.

Anyway, my question is - is it worth me upgrading to the 50mm f1.8g considering how much I use this focal length? I should explain that the biggest downsides for me personally on the D version are - lack of contrast especially when shooting into the light and lack of sharpness wide open (I find you have to go to min f2.5 to get nice and sharp). Cheap build doesn't bother me!.

The thing I'm worried about is that the G version will be slow to focus like my 85mm f1.4G, which becomes very frustrating as you end up missing lots of shots.



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