Wednesday 17 October 2012

Buyers guide to Nikon 50mm lenses

I have looked at different articles, reviews and test from around the web about the different Nikon 50mm there are available for you as a Nikon DSLR user. There are 4 options:
The price range for these couple of lenses goes from $125 to $439 (October 2012 prices). An important factor involving choosing the right 50mm is if you camera body has autofocus engine. The advance and professionel editions have and low model doesn't have. If you have one of the camera bodies that don't have an autofocus engine. Then you need to buy one of the AF-S editions. Otherwise you can choose any of the four versions.

It might not come as any surprise that you get the best lens with the most expensive lens, but can you settle with less? Well based on the articles that I have read. You can settle with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G which gives you about the same performance as the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G for less money. You shouldn't choose the Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D or the Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D unless you are on a budget. They are still good lens, but if you are buying new you should go for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G, which should be a good lens for either Nikon D800, Nikon D600 or any other Nikon body.

If you need more information about which lens to buy then you can look through the lenses that I have collected in the Nikon prime normal lens test/review database

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