Nikon 50mm f/1.8D Nikkor AF Lens

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  1. ShootHoops

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    1. Do any of you have this lens?
    2. Is it worth the purchase?
    3. Is it good for portraits?

    Thanks! :D
     
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    I have one and it is the best value available in a Nikkow lens IMHO.

    In digital it makes a wonderful portrait lens.

    I use mine primarily for dusk action shots and indoor sports.

    LWW
     
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    Thanks a bunch! I'm really looking forward to buying this lens for portrait purposes.
     
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    They're only about $100 brand new with warranty. They'd have to drop to about $50 for me to even consider getting one used for that price.
     
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    I think I have a problem with patience, hahaha. I should slow down.
     
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    That's my main lens - I love it! I haven't tried it for portraits though. I'm with Tiberius - might as well get it new! All that warranty goodness, and no worries about it arriving DOA from the 'bay
     
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    I love mine too!
     
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    1. Yes.
    2. YES!
    3. YESSS!

    I actually purchased my copy at a local shop, and it was only $99 + tax. If you're in Houston, there might be enough photo store competition to keep prices on a high demand lens like this low. It always seems that this lens sells out, since an awful lot of people can't pass up a hundred dollar prime. :)

    I took this shot with the lens. I'm sure some others could show you some better examples as well.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for all your replies! It looks like I'll definitely be purchasing this lens new. I wasn't that excited about buying a used lens, I was just excited to add one to my collection. :lol:

    I'm actually near Houston so I'll be on the lookout for those low prices.
     
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    Keep in mind that a roughly equal film lens such as the 85/1.8 AF was $350ish and the 50/1.8 AF does the same job on a D1/2/50/70/100/200.

    Of course a 128/1.8 for only $350??????

    LWW
     

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