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  1. #1
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    Talking One More Reason for Rooz to Hate Me!

    Whoomp, there it is!!!!

    My brandy new Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4 G!!!



    (BTW, taken with my AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED)


    It looks so bitchin' on my D700, I'm never taking it off!





    And now...here's a sample shot to whet the appetite! A shot of my 24-85 taken with the 50mm. F1.4, baby!! Blur to die for! This lens is a MONSTER. The focusing is slient, extremely accurate and fast...though not as fast as I thought it would be. Taken under 400 watts of full-spectrum floods.



    EXIF info...

    Make = NIKON CORPORATION
    Model = NIKON D700
    Exposure Time = 1/60"
    F Number = F1.4
    Exposure Program = Normal program
    ISO Speed Ratings = 200
    Date Time Original = 2008-12-09 19:29:11
    Date Time Digitized = 2008-12-09 19:29:11
    Exposure Bias Value = 0EV
    Metering Mode = Pattern
    Flash = Off
    Focal Length = 50mm
    White Balance = Auto white balance
    Gain Control = None
    Contrast = Normal
    Saturation = Normal
    Sharpness = Normal

    The only real drawback so far...an anemic minimum focusing distance of 1.5 ft (or 0.45m for you metric minded folk).
    Last edited by JTL; 12-09-2008 at 09:16 PM.
    Some Gear: Nikon D700; Nikkor AF-S 50 f/1.4 G; Nikkor AF-S 24-85 3.f/5-4.5 G ED; Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 VC; Nikon SB-800; Velbon Maxi-F; Canon Pixma Pro 9000; Canon S3IS, Canon SD500; Epson 4990; Epson P5000; Wacom Intuos 3

    Main Software: Capture NX2; Adobe PhotoShop CS2; Corel Paintshop Pro X2 Ultimate

    Sold: Canon XT/350D, EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, Sigma 18-200 OS; Canon ET EF 25II; Kenko Pro 300 DG, Canon 430EX, Canon BG-E3.

  2. #2
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    How does the speed of the AF-S compare to the AF primes?
    Nikon D300 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D | SB-600 | Lowepro Voyager C | Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visual Reality View Post
    How does the speed of the AF-S compare to the AF primes?
    Well, recently I've used the 50mm f/1.8 but currently don't have any primes to compare it to at the moment...but from my subjective recollection, it doesn't blow the f/1.8 lens away in speed. But, it is faster, no doubt.

    I was just shooting in 150 watts, no problems with focus at all...in speed or accuracy...

    I can't wait to street shoot with it...I won't be able to sleep a wink tonight!

    Update: Alright...been playing around...at ISO 6400 and f/1.4 I can shoot in an almost completly dark room and get acceptable results. Will post some test shots tomorrow night...
    Last edited by JTL; 12-09-2008 at 09:24 PM.
    Some Gear: Nikon D700; Nikkor AF-S 50 f/1.4 G; Nikkor AF-S 24-85 3.f/5-4.5 G ED; Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 VC; Nikon SB-800; Velbon Maxi-F; Canon Pixma Pro 9000; Canon S3IS, Canon SD500; Epson 4990; Epson P5000; Wacom Intuos 3

    Main Software: Capture NX2; Adobe PhotoShop CS2; Corel Paintshop Pro X2 Ultimate

    Sold: Canon XT/350D, EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, Sigma 18-200 OS; Canon ET EF 25II; Kenko Pro 300 DG, Canon 430EX, Canon BG-E3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTL View Post
    It looks so bitchin' on my D700, I'm never taking it off!
    I always feel inadequate when I go out in public with my 50mm attached to my camera body
    Canon 5D MKlll & Canon 50D
    Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM | Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM | Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro | Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Canon 50mm f/1.8 | Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 | Canon 430EX Flash | Lowepro Mini Trekker AW | Lowepro Toploader 65 AW | Lowepro Slingshot 200AW | Kata 3n1-10

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    sonova....

    lol nah, seriously , congrats mate. its a cracking lens. i got to use it at the d3x launch last week and it felt sensational. how much faster it is than the AF version depends on the lighting. in low light its MILES faster. in good light its a little faster. BUT, here's the rub...in AF-C mode its significantly faster cos there is very little to zero pause while refocussing. so for my purposes, its actually significantly faster, it may not seem so cos of how quiet it is.

    BUT...it is not as fast as the 24-70 or 70-200. someone told me its cos it isnt an IF lens. dont know if thats the case or not. whatever, its cheap for what it is, has rounded blades, is whisper quiet and is now a 58mm front end. thats good enuf for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Gaza View Post
    I always feel inadequate when I go out in public with my 50mm attached to my camera body
    Gaz! It's not the 50mm. Anyone carrying a Canon brand would feel inadequate. Just ask JLT, why did he defect to Nikon?????
    Nikon D90, D80
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim11 View Post
    Gaz! It's not the 50mm. Anyone carrying a Canon brand would feel inadequate. Just ask JLT, why did he defect to Nikon?????
    Ouch !!! I think I just got bitch-slapped
    Canon 5D MKlll & Canon 50D
    Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM | Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM | Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro | Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Canon 50mm f/1.8 | Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 | Canon 430EX Flash | Lowepro Mini Trekker AW | Lowepro Toploader 65 AW | Lowepro Slingshot 200AW | Kata 3n1-10

    Panasonic Lumix FZ200
    Panasonic Lumix TZ7 (aka ZS3)
    Panasonic Lumix FT3 (aka TS3)

    Ali Baba.....the Thief of Bad Gags

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim11 View Post
    Gaz! It's not the 50mm. Anyone carrying a Canon brand would feel inadequate. Just ask JLT, why did he defect to Nikon?????
    lmfao
    never seen Gaz at a loss for words. good job timbo !!
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    Is this a Sydney thing or can anybody join in?

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    i think its a sydney thing... so kiwi you spending your rudd bonus on a d90?
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