In a post in the beginning of my photography journey I came to the conclusion (this conclusion) that my next future lens should be a AF-S Nikkor 85 mm 1.8G.
In the mean time, after reading and watching a lot of videos about photography I’ve started to think about buying AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1.4G.
Fast forward – present day I decided to stick with the 50mm 1.8G because :
- A lot of photographers which work I admire are using a 50mm for portraiture instead of a 85mm.
- The difference between 1.4G and 1.8G doesn’t justify the price for what I receive – at least in my early photography days.
I didn’t had a chance to fully test the lens – I took it on the beach side to Kite Beach and tested the bookeh to see what to expect.
From the beginning I’ve seen its a big difference in having a zoom lens and having a fixed lens. You need to have a good physical condition because you are going to walk and adjust a lot you’re position to take the shoot.
Seems to have a little bonus of sharpness compared to the AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR.
And when I did the test to see the bookeh effect I think I fell in love :
Below is f16 with a shutter speed of 1/100 with ISO 100.
Below is f4 with a shutter speed of 1/5000 with ISO 100.
Below is f2.8 with a shutter speed of 1/5000 with ISO 100.
Below is f1.8 with a shutter speed of 1/5000 with ISO 100.
I’m very pleased with the preliminary results and I can’t wait to try it soon in a real photo shoot.