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  1. #1
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    D750, D100, Nikon 1 J5
    (Once owned: EL, F2AS, D50, D90, D200, D300s, and D7100)



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    Re: Let's play spot the errors in this article...

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas View Post
    hint: 50mm 1.8D
    Wow, that's just... Inexcusable.
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    Re: Let's play spot the errors in this article...

    Don't know what might be wrong, which is a fair indication of my knowledge of photography.
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    Nikon 18-55mm/3.6-5.6, Nikon 55-200mm/4-5.6
    Nikon 35mm/1.8, Nikon 50mm/1.8
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    Re: Let's play spot the errors in this article...

    Quote Originally Posted by wev View Post
    Don't know what might be wrong, which is a fair indication of my knowledge of photography.
    Same here.

    Being fairly new to photography, I'd appreciate it if any of the more seasoned members can tell me what was wrong with their advice before I go out and get that 50!
    Fiat lux. Fiat vox.

  5. #5
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    Re: Let's play spot the errors in this article...

    If you’re like me, you probably started with a kit lens in a bundle, like the 18-55mm f/3.5-6.3 (or something similar).
    Does anyone make an 18-55mm zoom with f/6.3 as the largest aperture on the telephoto end?

    No matter what brand you shoot with, the “nifty 50” for your camera is realistically the first lens everyone should pick up. Why? it’s one of the best lenses you can get for under $150! And when paired on a crop sensor camera it’ll give you something closer to an 85mm field of view (an awesome focal length for portraits).
    On a Nikon crop sensor body, a 50mm yields a field of view about 75mm. On Canon, which seems to be a 1.6x crop, it's closer to 80mm field of view.

    Cons
    Not as sharp as the 1.4 version or the 1.8G
    Not as much bokeh as the pricier 1.4 version or the 1.8G
    Can be hard to get used to on a crop sensor
    Crop bodies can have problems with the Autofocus so you be manually focusing
    Doesn’t perform well on Full Frame cameras
    Not all crop bodies will have trouble with the AF (D7x00 series). And why wouldn't it perform well on FX bodies?
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    Re: Let's play spot the errors in this article...

    Good job Cindy, I missed those.
    D810; D7200; AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sport; Sigma 2X Teleconverter;
    AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; AF-S 85mm f/1.8G - Old non-AF; 105mm f/2.5; 28mm f/2.8 - Godox V860II & AD200

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    Re: Let's play spot the errors in this article...

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W View Post
    Good job Cindy, I missed those.
    Thanks, Andy. Actually I have the 50mm f/1.8 AF-D lens, and it works on my D750. The only thing I don't like about it is the hood has to screw on using the front filter threads - at least the Nikon hood that was supposed to be used with this body. Possibly there are other hood options out there that can be attached differently.

    I got it to use with a 35mm film body, but I should take some pics with it on either my D750 or D610.
    Cindy
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    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
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    Re: Let's play spot the errors in this article...

    I suppose the writer knows the D lens has trouble focusing on some bodies. But he does not know the issue is strictly due to its mechanical screwdriver focus and the lack of a motor/screwdriver on some Nikon's recent DX bodies. Nothing to do with the DX format at all. So he makes up some stuff. Mount damage is a non-issue, not a benefit of the 'G'.

    And the sharpness comparisons of the D and G are bogus.
    D750, D100, Nikon 1 J5
    (Once owned: EL, F2AS, D50, D90, D200, D300s, and D7100)

  9. #9
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    Re: Let's play spot the errors in this article...

    It was this gem that made my jaw drop:

    ... whereas the D/ED versions ... when mounted on a full frame system will often either not work properly or leave you with a strange blacked out border unless you set your camera to auto detect and adjust for the DX crop lens.
    Or am I totally confused... Is he talking about a Nikon 50mm f/1.8D? Because that's an FX lens. Using a DX lens on a full-frame system creates vignetting...

    *head explodes*
    ~ Paul
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    Godox Flashes & Triggers, Manfrotto X055PROB, 3-Legged Thing Airhed II... All Stuffed into a Manfrotto Pro Backpack 50
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  10. #10
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    Re: Let's play spot the errors in this article...

    The author of the article also assumed the 'D' lens was for DX cameras and would not be any good on a full frame unless cropped to 'dx' mode. He was wrong on many statements he made.

    He claims to be knowledgeable, with a blog and instagram influencer account and all, maybe he is a Canon guy.

    I've got both the D and G versions of the 50mm 1.8.
    The D is much better built and has a noisy mechanical focus, but the G is just fine and lighter/quieter.
    Last edited by Texas; 09-21-2019 at 06:20 PM.
    D750, D100, Nikon 1 J5
    (Once owned: EL, F2AS, D50, D90, D200, D300s, and D7100)





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