Best 50mm lens for a Nikon D850?

2 years 10 months ago #649834 by Mr Houssam Alissa
Hi guys!
Can anyone recommend the best 50mm lens for my new Nikon D850?
Was thinking either the Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art DG HSM or the Nikon 50mm 1.8g (Guy at the shop was recommending Nikon 50mm 1.4G, but not sure after reading this review that argues the 1.8g is actually better https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-50mm-f1-4g/4 )

Bit new to photography so advice would be appreciated!


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2 years 10 months ago #649854 by Nikon Shooter
I don't have a 50 prime as I use a mid zoom 24~70mm!

I never felt the need to get that focal length.

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2 years 10 months ago #649855 by garyrhook
Define "best"?

Don't get the Nikon f/1.4G. Terrible lens, IMNSHO. Hated it.

Tamron makes a 45 you might consider.

If you can handle manual focus, go look at a Zeiss. Otherwise, rent the Sigma ART and the Nikon f/1.8 and compare them under whatever conditions you think will be normal for you. That's assuming you can't do a comparison at the shop.


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2 years 10 months ago #650863 by fmw


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2 years 9 months ago #653648 by Shadowfixer1
Nikon 50 1.8 is a good place to start and plenty available used that would be budget friendly.

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