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For the 50mm f/1.8 II IQ doubters

 
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Jan 09, 2010 10:21 |  #31

The optics are fine, it's the horrid focusing and build quality that made me sell it and upgrade eventually.

Mine was also super sharp at 1.8, when it hit the focus right.


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Jan 09, 2010 10:22 |  #32

Again, there are variances to that lens. It is a good lens for a beginner because it is cheap and after they master that lens, they can move onto other things. Sometimes part of the learning curve as a beginner is to learn to make due with what you have without putting a ton of money into up front.

My daughter will be getting her drivers license here shortly. She won't be getting a fairly expensive nice car, she will get a beater and learn a few things with that first, then she can move up. Plus she will most likely appreciate the newer better items later too.


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Jan 09, 2010 10:23 |  #33

TeamSpeed wrote in post #9358160 (external link)
Again, there are variances to that lens. It is a good lens for a beginner because it is cheap and after they master that lens, they can move onto other things. Sometimes part of the learning curve as a beginner is to learn to make due with what you have without putting a ton of money into up front.

My daughter will be getting her drivers license here shortly. She won't be getting a fairly expensive nice car, she will get a beater and learn a few things with that first, then she can move up.

I's sure that old beater will go the direction she steers the car . The nifty won't :D.


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Jan 09, 2010 10:25 |  #34

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I's sure that old beater will go the direction she steers the car . The nifty won't :D.

Two out of 3 of the niftys I had were fine, so I don't know what to say. And I have had new vehicles not go the way I steered so there is that too! :)


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Jan 09, 2010 10:29 |  #35

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Jan 09, 2010 10:32 |  #36

TeamSpeed wrote in post #9358169 (external link)
Two out of 3 of the niftys I had were fine, so I don't know what to say. And I have had new vehicles not go the way I steered so there is that too! :)

I did too, but that was mainly during the late '60's and 70's. So some user error could have been in play , on my part :D.


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Jan 09, 2010 10:33 |  #37

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I should start a thread for the 18-55 doubters ^_^

Actually, I liked my 18-55mm, better then the fifty I had at the time.


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Jan 09, 2010 10:38 |  #38

wow. The 18-55 is really awful compared to the nifty.


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Jan 09, 2010 11:58 |  #39

TeamSpeed wrote in post #9358160 (external link)
Again, there are variances to that lens. It is a good lens for a beginner because it is cheap and after they master that lens, they can move onto other things. Sometimes part of the learning curve as a beginner is to learn to make due with what you have without putting a ton of money into up front.
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I think it is actually a terrible beginner lens. Beginners have a hard enough time grasping how to nail focus and position thin DOF without having to deal with a lens that doesn't consistently put the focus where you want. Can you imagine if you left in on auto AF point selection and shot at f1.8? :)

I keep saying they need to re-release it with similar optics and at least 18-55 IS build and AF. Who cares if it is $150 instead of 99.


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Jan 09, 2010 12:20 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #40

Yeah, I am a 50 1.8 fan too - very sharp. But I had to pump my colours up a bit - the "natural" ones always seemed to be a little grey-ish. And yes, every time I screw it on my camera I pray not to see it come apart in my hands.


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Jan 09, 2010 14:42 |  #41

Nice pictures! I love mine (MK I and II). Sold the MK II eventually as I just have too many 50's. Like many said, it usually doesn't get sharp until 2.5ish. For real sharp 50 f1.8 lenses, I'd try try Zeiss or Nikkor AIS but no AF though. just my 2 cents.




  
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Jan 09, 2010 15:06 |  #42

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Jan 09, 2010 15:11 |  #43

My nifty fifty was delivered to my office. I'll be interested to see how it is and give it a test drive. From everything that I have read I expect it to be a great addition.


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Jan 09, 2010 15:20 |  #44

tkbslc wrote in post #9358680 (external link)
I think it is actually a terrible beginner lens. Beginners have a hard enough time grasping how to nail focus and position thin DOF without having to deal with a lens that doesn't consistently put the focus where you want. Can you imagine if you left in on auto AF point selection and shot at f1.8? :)

I keep saying they need to re-release it with similar optics and at least 18-55 IS build and AF. Who cares if it is $150 instead of 99.

I agree.
But what would you give , if the AF was as good as the 85mm 1.8 :D ?


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Jan 09, 2010 15:42 |  #45

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But what would you give , if the AF was as good as the 85mm 1.8 :D ?

More money out of the wallet, just under the 50 1.4.


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