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Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« on: October 01, 2010, 12:46:57 PM »
Mga Sir, hingi lng po ako sana ng mga opinion nyo. Currently po kasi, meron na akong tamron 17-50mm f2.8 and and an external flash. With this gear, magiging redundant po ba kung bibili pa ako ng 50mm f1.4? I did have a 50mm f1.8 before but I already sold it kasi medyo nahirapan ako sa manual focus (d40x po kasi gamit ko). Kaso I do miss the bokeh of the 50mm f1.8 comparing it with photos taken by the tamron at 50mm f2.8. So I am contemplating of buying the 50mm f1.4 since it can autofocus with my d40x kaso medyo mahal nga lng. Sa tingin nyo po, worth it po ba to buy this lens considering the price and my current gear?

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 01:14:59 PM »
Nikkor's 50mm lenses are for FX and have angles of view similar to 75mm in 35mm format. Since the Tamron 17-50 is a DX lens, it means to say that the angle of view of the Tamron is wider at 50mm compared to the AF-S or AF-D 50mm Nikkors.

Having said that, you would not have any redundancy in terms of angles of view. The 50mm will have a bit of longer reach.

I sold my AF-S 50mm and just bought an AF-D 50mm 1.8 at 1/4 the price. Works perfectly well on my bodies since they all have screw drives. The AF-S 50mm is a great lens but I hardly use it so I just settled for the good old 50mm 1.8.

It'll depend on you if the AF-S 50mm will be worth it. If you use it often, then it will be. If not, then it won't.

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 02:18:45 PM »
errr... the FOV of the tamrom 17-50 @ 50mm is the same as the FOV of the 50mm prime lens @ 50mm.

thus... they both have the equivalent FOV of 75mm when mounted on a DX camera.   they'll both have to go through the 1.5X crop factor of the DX sensor.  main difference is that the 50mm prime can be used on an FX camera while the tamron being a DX will have a smaller image circle. 

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010, 02:34:51 PM »
Love primes. Especially fast ones. If the nature of what you shoot isn't fast paced then you can get by with a prime.

BTW, do you like shooting at 50mm??? Maybe the 35mm 1.8 afs would be better suited on your D40x. As most would say, check the exif of your shots w/ the tamron and check wheter you shoot at 50mm or the wider end then you'll know what you'll need.

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010, 02:48:30 PM »
photozone.de reviews:

AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikkor-aps-c-lens-tests/413-nikkor_50_14g
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Given Nikon's recent dedication to the full frame FX format it's no surprise that the first lens to receive an update is the classic standard prime with a focal length of 50mm. However, full frame testing of Nikon lenses hasn't started yet here in Photozone, so as usual we'll take a look at how the lens performs on an APS-C DSLR. The field-of-view on such a DX camera is equivalent to a 75mm lens on a full frame body, so it behaves like a moderate tele lens within this scope.


Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikkor-aps-c-lens-tests/290-tamron-af-17-50mm-f28-sp-xr-di-ii-ld-aspherical-if-nikon-test-report--review
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As indicated by the Di II the lens provides a reduced image circle so it is only compatible to APS-C DSLR (tested on the D200). Its field-of-view is equivalent to ~25.5-75mm (1.5x crop) on full frame cameras.

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2010, 02:53:09 PM »
now that the crop factor/FOV has been cleared up...

i'd say yes to getting it even if your tamron can already shoot 50mm @f/2.8.  the reason is that the 50mm can shoot at f/1.4 and this opens up some opportunities that you won't be able to get with the tamron 50mm @ f/2.8.  being a prime lens, it'll also make you try things you probably wouldn't normally try with the tamrom so it should be good.

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 04:48:15 PM »
BTW, do you like shooting at 50mm??? Maybe the 35mm 1.8 afs would be better suited on your D40x. As most would say, check the exif of your shots w/ the tamron and check wheter you shoot at 50mm or the wider end then you'll know what you'll need.


I vote for the Nikon 35mm f1.8 for your DX camera also.  I think you'll like this focal length better that the 50mm especially indoors.

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 05:00:10 PM »
uhmm.. if you have teh budget for afs 50 1.4, how about consider selling your d40x and get a d90 plus an afd 50 1.8 or 1.4?
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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010, 07:00:48 PM »
uhmm.. if you have teh budget for afs 50 1.4, how about consider selling your d40x and get a d90 plus an afd 50 1.8 or 1.4?

Estimate;

D90 body = P34T
50mm 1.4 AF-D = P12T grey

Total = 46T less value of a D40x (P15T optimistic resale) --> P31T total cash out

50mm 1.4 af-s = P22T grey

Difference of P9T +/-



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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2010, 10:41:31 PM »
For around 9k difference and all the added features on a D90, it really makes sense to upgrade the body.

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2010, 02:33:46 AM »
get the 35mm 1.8. It will AF on your d40x. I used to have this lens and the focal length was just right for dx. maybe i'll buy another one if budget permits. ;D
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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2010, 04:50:23 AM »
naku po mukhang mag upgrade na yata  sa d90 si sir...hmmm pwede...
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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2010, 06:06:58 AM »
upgrade na nang D90! 50mm 1.4 will work well... he he ;)
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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2010, 07:18:42 AM »
It is very hard to justify when there is a 50 mm 1.8 D, 50mm 1.4 D and the 35mm 1.8 DX AF-S. For me ,yes if you value the little things that the 50G can give you. It really depends on you. It is a good investment from a hobbyist point of view esp if you will opt to stay in a small and light DX body like the d3100. Yes, the d90 is a good upgrade but it is heavier and bulkier.
I can live with 35, 50 and 16-85 with d3100. However, if you plan to move higher then forget about what I've said. Consider the AFD versions. However, the little things that the 50G gives you still remains. Well, it focuses slower than the AFD but it focuses accurately.
Incidentally, I only have the 50 1.8 since I sold my 50 AFD 1.4 and AFS 50G already....The 50 mm 1.8 is a trainer lens for my daughter. I am planning to get the Sigma 1.4 instead ( it is a different story and will be OT) :D ;) ::)

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2010, 09:18:40 AM »
Estimate;

D90 body = P34T
50mm 1.4 AF-D = P12T grey

Total = 46T less value of a D40x (P15T optimistic resale) --> P31T total cash out

50mm 1.4 af-s = P22T grey

Difference of P9T +/-
how about this?

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Estimate;

D90 body = P30T
50mm 1.4 AF-D = P10T

Total = 40T less value of a D40x (P15T optimistic resale) --> P25T total cash out

50mm 1.4 af-s = P20T

Difference of P5T +/-

So if he can buy the 50 1.8D for his D40x before but having a problem with AF (BIM), then the suggestion above is practical.
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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2010, 04:36:45 PM »
mga sir, maraming salamat po sa mga replies. may mga tanong lang po ako...
pwede ko parin po ba gamitin yung tamron ko sa D90?

However, the little things that the 50G gives you still remains. Well, it focuses slower than the AFD but it focuses accurately.
Sir, yung pong 50G, yun yung AF-S 50mm f1.4? so medyo mabagal pala po ito mag-AF? ito po ba reason kung bakit nyo binenta?

BTW, do you like shooting at 50mm??? Maybe the 35mm 1.8 afs would be better suited on your D40x. As most would say, check the exif of your shots w/ the tamron and check wheter you shoot at 50mm or the wider end then you'll know what you'll need.
I vote for the Nikon 35mm f1.8 for your DX camera also.  I think you'll like this focal length better that the 50mm especially indoors.
Mga Sir, thanks po sa suggestion na 35mm. pero natry ko narin po ito...hehehe. i really prefer the 50mm focal length.

I am planning to get the Sigma 1.4 instead ( it is a different story and will be OT) :D ;) ::)
Sir, ito pong Sigma 50mm 1.4, mag-AF po ba ito sa D40x? mga magkano po ang ganitong lens.. (hindi po ito OT, basta po 50mm f1.4 or 1.8 na mag-AF sa D40x, kahit na po siguro hindi na nikon, icoconsider ko po...hehehe.)

Most of the time, we buy because we want it than need it  ;D

Ouch!! nandun ako sa want na side...hehehe. pero kasi, yung tamron ko for travel sana para di na kelangan magpalit ng lens, yun naman pong 50mm, for portraits naman....wala lang, want parin...hehehe.

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2010, 09:39:50 PM »
i hear plenty good things about the sigma 50mm f1.4 :) many say it's even better than the nikon 1.4g. yup it will autofocus on your d40x since it has a built in motor if i'm not mistaken.

i sold my 50mm f1.8d as it gave me a hard time indoors. but i do miss having the 50mm focal length for it's subject-background separation which i love for portraits/other stuff i do. in fact, i plan on maybe buying another 50mm sometime. (i'm still keeping my 35mm though) 

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2010, 11:31:07 PM »
I have a 50mm 1.4 sigma and posted some samples against the 50mm 1.4 afd. Just search the threads.
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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2010, 08:14:12 PM »
the sigma 50mm f1.4 is my favorite lens right now, there are a lot of bad copies out there though.

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Re: Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S..Is it worth the price?
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2010, 09:44:23 PM »
For the sigma, just get new at JT for a year of warranty and a lifetime of lens calibration. They also offer 6mos. 0%.

If you get used, get one that was purchased at JT for free calibration.
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