I recently bought the 1.8 used for 40 US dollars. And being new to this I didnt know there was a "D" model, I figured as long as it was auto focus I was good. I was just trying to figure out if I wasted my money. Did I waste money? Is there a disadvantage compared to to the D model?
Three reasons to own a 50mm f/1.8 1. Cheap and light weight as compared to 50mm f/1.4, 35mm f/2.8 2. Lots of light through the viewfinder for fast auto focusing under low light conditions, such as low wattage compact florescence lightbulbs (CFL) 3. Look natural, even on a DX format SLR.
The Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 with aperture ring control is the cheapest prime (sold around £150 in the UK).
The reasons I like it is because has: 1. Distance scale 2. Depth of field marks 3. Manual aperture control, although some new DSLRs do not allow it to be used (with EE error message).
It's not a problem, but you might want to check the date on threads before putting time and effort into replying - this one is nearly 7 years old and the gentleman asking the question is no longer a member.
Sat 12-Jan-13 09:16 PM | edited Mon 14-Jan-13 08:07 PM by hyphotographer
I appreciate your reply.
I do not consider replying to the gentlemen as a prime priority, but to other members who will read and find information about their guided purchase, especially new comers to the world of DSLR photography.
Information is weightless (unless there are too many hard disks... swap for a larger capacity one... but what do we do with the old ones?) but measure in gold, priceless to civilisation, especially Nikonian communities!