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This review is from: Nikon 2137 AF Nikkor 50 mm F/1.8 D FX Full Frame Prime Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras (Camera)
Agree with all that's been said. I've used this Gem of a lense on the D40 & more recently the D300. My take relates to JPEG image quality, I seldom shoot RAW mode. On either Nikon body the results are pin sharp, it's an excellent portrait lens. Close work is limited to about 2ft from the subject matter, the background blur in such circumstances is beautifully rendered. Focus is manual only on the D40, no real hassle using the focus ring until the 'focus OK' viewfinder indicator shows. The f1.8 allows freedom from flash in dim light situations, a real bonus. No issues with either build or image quality. Excellent 'bang for buck' - get a neutral filter at the same time, also good value from Amazon.
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Initial post: 9 Jul 2008, 20:07:23 BST
Abu Hamza says:
Hi, had a quick question and I was hoping you could help. I want a good, fast portrait lens for my D40. Can I use this lens at F/1.8D with my camera? I understand I will have to manually focus, but how well will it plug into the other auto functions; can I use aperture priority mode, or will I have to shoot in 'M' mode? I'm a bit new to all this, so please be gentle. Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2008, 12:12:44 BST
A. Simmons says:
Yes, this 50mm f1.8 D lens will meter on the D40 (allowing use of P-A-S-M modes) but will not autofocus. Beware that the 50mm 1.8 E model will NOT meter and you have to use full manual with that.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2008, 13:18:48 BST
Abu Hamza says:
Thanks for clearing that up :)
Posted on 11 Jan 2011, 08:50:26 GMT
C Hogben says:
Just a quick question, what strength ND filter did you get/would you recommend? Any particular brand? I'd like to get this lens for studio portraiture, but I'd definitely need a filter to knock down the light for the wide apertures.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2011, 13:56:36 BST
eD Grr says:
Do you have trouble taking photos or do you have a special adaptor for your hook?
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2012, 20:24:28 BST
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Posted on 24 Nov 2012, 23:32:08 GMT
Mrs. Natasha Moss says:
will this lens work on the d5000 ? looking for a portrait lens
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2012, 09:46:36 GMT
C Hogben says:
It will, I have a D5000 too and this lens produces fantastic images, very sharp. Be advised however, you will have to manual focus on a D5000, not that much of an issue once you get the hang of it. Down the line if you upgrade your camera body to one with a built in focus motor then you'll be able to auto focus.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2012, 11:41:10 GMT
M. JAMES says:
Sorry for response time but was away on long trip with no email access!
C Hogben is quite right - It will do the job v well as long as you don't mind
fiddling with the manual focus, which as said is no big issue. But the kit lens
18-55mm (which I guess you have) at 55mm is a more than adequate portrait lens already
and if a bit soft at corners can only add more impact to your portraits!
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2012, 11:41:12 GMT
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