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Thread: Nikkor 50mm/1.8G Formally Announced

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    Nikkor 50mm/1.8G Formally Announced

    The news was leaked about a week ago when a picture of the lens appeared on the Nikon website for a few hours.

    Now, it's official.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/1104/11...on50mmf1p8.asp

    I just bought a D series, so I don't think I'll be needing this one.

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    Re: Nikkor 50mm/1.8G Formally Announced

    I'm tempted by this. It's cheap enough to not hurt the wallet and the performance is indicated on the MTF chart to be considerably better than the f1.4G, which I already own but have never been impressed with. In fact, the f1.4G is absolute crap compared to the Summicron-M. Why doesn't Nikon make a high end 50mm with no compromises? I'd be prepared to pay top dollar for Summicron quality.

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    Re: Nikkor 50mm/1.8G Formally Announced

    I agree with tjv. The performance of the 50G is lackluster at best, hopefully the 50/1.2 will be stellar (patents have been filed, it's only a matter of time until it's announced).

    I still love my plastic-fantastic 50/1.8D!

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    Re: Nikkor 50mm/1.8G Formally Announced

    Anyone have opinions of the 50mm/1.8D?

    I bought one recently and haven't had much chance to use it, although I like having it in my kit.

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    Re: Nikkor 50mm/1.8G Formally Announced

    It's a good lens. Not great, but good. Bokeh is variable, sharpness is mostly excellent.

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    Re: Nikkor 50mm/1.8G Formally Announced

    I'm giving this new lens a go. Will sell the 1.4G after I've compared them for myself and it beats it.

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