50mm ????

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    50mm f/1.4G AF-S VS 50mm f/1.4D

    Ahh, so many choices!
    Which is better?
    I already know the 50mm f/1.4D you have to change the aperture on the lense, and with the AF-S, it's done electronically.
    Though, which would you choose?
     
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    yeah I saw the 'D' and realized you were probably talking about the 2 f/1.4 lenses so i took that down. sorry, nothing to add then.
     
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    Really looking for some help on this one, I'm purchasing it today.
     
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    What body are you using?
     
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    the one god gave him

    /horrible joke
     
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    Actually I believe it's not the aperture but the autofocus.

    If you have a Nikon body without a screw drive in the body for the autofocus mechanism you will have to focus manually with the AF-D. The AF-S version will focus on the non-screw drive bodies. You don't mention what body you're using but if it's a D40/D40x/D60 you will want the AF-S version unless you want to manually focus all the time.
     
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    I have a Nikon D90.
    So if I don't have the AF-S, I'll need to manually focus it?
     
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    Nope, the D90 will drive the autofocus mechanism on that lens.
     
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    So the 50mm f/1.4D, the only difference is the manual aperture changing?
    ( I think I'd prefer that )
     
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    No it's not manual. The aperture will still go to whatever you want. Just when you put it on the camera you have to have it at 1.8 or 22 not sure and then you can adjust it through the camera all day long. Put it in A adjust the aperture and you're fine.
    TJ
     
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    Both will change aperture's electronically. Get the 1.4G unless u find a crazy deal on the D
     
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    1.4D for $342.00 AUS.
     

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