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Nikkor AI 50mm 1.4 VS 1.8 for the GH2


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#1 Edwin Chapiro

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

Hi Guys,

I'm currently putting together my first set of AI Lenses for the GH2 and had my eye on a Nikkor 50mm 1.4 AI which i'd be paying 120$ for.
While doing some research and comparison info online i've seen a lot of people find the Nikkor 50mm 1.8 AI to be a much better pick at archieving a film style look.

It also will cost me $60 less

I have a hard time deciding, but wanted to see if anyone could help. Is the 1.8 really much sharper than the 1.4? And is it going to be a better pick over the 1.4?

Thanks

~ Edwin
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

I have both. Personally, I like the "E" series 1.8 a lot more than my 1.4 so much so that I hardly ever unpack the 1.4 unless I know I'm going to need that extra little tiny bit of stop.
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#3 Alan Rencher

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

In my opinion, this site has some of the best info on Nikkor lenses: http://www.kenrockwe...n/nikkor.htm#mf

I have a Nikkor 50mm F1.8, and it's super sharp, and probably sharper than the F1.4, however, some people prefer a softer image when shooting HD or 4k to achieve a less "video" look. It's all up to personal preference.
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