Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens

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  1. brettmc

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    So I currently have a nikon D40, I believe this lens is compatible with a D40 if not please tell me, and I'm not a big fan of using the on camera flash. So currently I'm looking at this lens:

    Nikon | AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens | 2180 | B&H

    I am looking for something that can shoot fast in low light, has anyone had any experience with this lens? If so, what are your comments on it?

    Another question, if I decide to upgrade to a different camera body will this lens still work even though it has its own autofocus motor?
     
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    By all accounts this is a great lens. It is a FX lens so it will work on all of Nikon's current body lineup, so no worries there. And you are correct, this will work on your D40 and will allow you to shoot in low light conditions.

    Another lens you may want to have a look at though is the Nikkor AF-S 35mm f1.8 G DX. It's $200, so it's $300 cheaper than the 50mm and is only a bit slower. The only deal breaker with this lens is that if you ever wanted to go full frame (an FX Body such as the D700 or D3) it wouldn't be compatible.
     
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    I have a D40 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.8 as well. It's a great lens--the best in my ginormous collection of 5 lenses (second is a 30-year-old 100mm AIS). I can only imagine that the 1.4 AF-S will be better. A bit faster, plus the motor in the lens for auto focus.
     
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    This is good, however if you want a wider view, look at the 35 DX.
     
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    It will work with the D40, on B&H, go to the features, usually it says NOTE: AUTO FOCUS NOT SUPPORTED BY D40 and D60 CAMERAS if its not compatible.

    Just look for the note, sometimes it wont be compatible with early model AF Film cameras, however, this lens is compatible with the D40.

    Also, if you arent aware already, this lens is the equivilent to a 75mm lens. If you want a 50mm equivelent, get a 35mm lens.
     
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    I have both a 35mm and 50mm both in the 1.8mm and i find my self using the 35mm more.

    Also the DX len's will work the the d700/D3 if you put them in DX mode but it defets the purpose of geting an FX camera.
     
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    Thanks for all for all of the help everyone. I was not aware that the 50mm is equivalent to a 75mm I still have a lot of information to look at, but I appreciate everyone's help.
     
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    35mm f/1.8?
     
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    This is funny to me because I knew that you knew that lens exists. He thought you didn't know because you put a question mark at the end like " there is a 35 f1.8???" even though your comment was meant as a weak suggestion. Now you're confuse lol.
     
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    Sorry. I thought that you didn't know it existed because it had already been mentioned in the thread, and then you posted with a question mark at the end. I was confused... I didn't neccesarily think you aren't up to date on what's going on, but considering the context of it already being mentioned and the question mark, I thought you were somehow confused? I don't know.

    Anyways, my apologies ;)
     

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