Nikkor 50mm 1.8 Examples?

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  1. manaheim

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    Hey guys... I didn't want to hijack the other thread somewhat related to this, so I made a new one...

    This lens looks really attractive to me, but I find myself thinking "What kind of pictures am I going to get from a 50mm prime lens on a partial-frame camera?"

    I would be really very curious to see some examples if any of you guys wouldn't mind posting them, I would really appreciate it.

    Any thoughts you have for/against the lens would be appreciated as well... what your experiences have been, things you might do differently, etc.
     
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    You get the same pictures as with a full-size sensor or 35mm film camera...just take a few steps back...
     
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    Shot with D200

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    My Nikon f1.8 AIS lens is wonderfully crisp. It's a shame I just don't have it with me in the US.
     
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    I'll try to post some shots later but that lens is awesome for portraits. It's very crisp and the DOF control works well for that type of photo.

    Plus it's ~$100 which is a great value for the quality you get.
     
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    f/5.6
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    f/2.8
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    Fantastic little lens. :)
     
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    Check my pretty stuff flickr. I think all the recent ones are from my nifty fifty. I would post them but flickr is blocked here so i cant =(
     
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    Heres a few 50mm f1.8 pics i had hosted on photobucket

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    Not to call you out or pick on you, but the depth of field that f/1.8 has on a film camera will be different than that same lens on a 1.5 sensor digital camera. The digital camera SHOULD render a photo with less depth of field than the same lens at 1.8 on a film camera. Because you're actually shooting at 75mm with the 50mm on a digital. The difference may be negligible, though, I'm not sure.
     
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    Actually you've got that reversed. The full-frame / film camera will have a tighter depth of field than a crop body to produce the same exact photo, because you have to get closer to the subject on the FF / film body for the same exact view.
     
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    If you were comparing a 75mm film lens to a 50mm digital lens, then yes, the film lens would have a smaller depth of field, but this isn't the case. Any two given lenses side by side, the digital one will have a narrower depth of field. It will be tighter cropped (1.5), and have roughly only 2/3rds of the same depth of field. Check it out for yourself...

    http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

    Put in a nifty fifty, set it to 1.8, and switch it between film and a digital. You'll see the depth of field goes down, because the lens on a digital body is acting like a 75mm.
     

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