A very good fast lens a bit soft wide open, but by f1.8-2.2 it is razor sharp. Bokeh is good, but not as buttery as
Nikkor AFD 50mm f1.4
So sharp that it could put your eye out
some other lenses.
As a portrait lens it is the perfect focal length on a crop sensor, but it honestly is too sharp.
Translate...you will retouch more
skin with this lens. Every skin defect is revealed dramatically. Excellent for
and landscapes...assuming you can back off enough
for framing. I love the small size + very good
build quality. Some report ghosting, and flare to be problematic. I have encountered this
occasionally. I rate the
Nikon 50mm f1.4 a 8 out of 10 for build quality, and 9 out of 10 for IQ - there is room for improvement. I shot
many of the lenses in these reviews with this lens.
Works excellent as a portrait lens
This is a 100 percent crop - all skin details are resolved
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