nikkor 50mm f1.8 D lens on digital?

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  1. Dean0017

    Dean0017 TPF Noob!

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    I've heard that this is a really great lens. Could anyone tell me if I will have any problems with this lens on my Nikon D50? This not being a DX lens, will it project correctly on the capture?

    thanks!
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    That lens should have no problem on a D50.

    Keep in mind that if you are used to that lens on a 35mm film camera...the field of view will be altered/limited. The 'crop factor' on Nikon DSLR cameras is 1.5...so the lens will feel like a 75mm lens does (on a 35mm SLR).
     
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    Yeah I can verify as well... that lens works fine on a D50 (I have both). It's an awesome lens, I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
     
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    No problems whatsoever. Great piece of kit.
     
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    thanks very much!! Can't wait to get it!!
     
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    yes, it does work, and it works very well. great sports photography lens, basketball especially, because of it's large aperture.
     
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    Don't lie. There are a few problems.

    1. You'll have a problem trying to understand, after you use it a few times, why this lens only costs about $100. It's probably my favorite lens and rarely
    comes off the camera.

    2. You'll likely start to have a problem with DOF addiction.
    3. Additional addiction with available light shooting.

    That is all I can think of at this point.
     
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    Possibly Nikon's sharpest lens ever.

    LWW
     
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    Sharpest nikon lens i've ever seen is either the 50mm f/1.4, or the 105 non-VR macro.
     

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