For the past week, I had been researching on a new lens. A prime lens in particular. Previously, I had a Nikkor 50mm f1.8D and ever since, I’m hooked to the image quality of prime lens. But that lens was adopted. Haven’t have my own lens since the purchase of D700.
Simply googling the lens, there are tons of reviews. Most of the reviewers were sold by the color, image quality and of course, the sweet soft bokehs.
But, here comes the question, is it worth the upgrade?
50mm f1.8D – $190+, 50mm f1.4D – $500+, 50mm f1.4G – $800+.
YES! YES! YES! Raising my hands and legs. I was crazy for that little improvement and its bokeh.
Some reviews that are worth reading…
Here comes the photos…
Checking the photos. Zooming in and out.
The bokeh-licious bokehs in the background. Due to its no. of blades in the lens, G lens creates rounder bokehs than the Ds. The bokehs are not as harsh too.
This kitty has some characters.
Yawnzzz… At F1.4, only the fangs are sharp.
Soft and round Bokehs.
Personally, I find that the sweet spot for this lens is F2.8. This image is taken at F2.8 with a speedlight.
Wenwei’s brother and girlfriend. Was a bit kiasu. Am afraid that subjects will look blur so took this photo at F8. Hence, the background ambience was sacrificed.
Taken at F2.8. This is much better. Achieved with the help of a speedlight and some reasonable high ISO.
Bao Bao to sum it up! Think she is changing coat now. Her fur looked patchy.