Nifty-Fifty Durability?

12 years 9 months ago #49925 by Duco00
I have the 50mm and love it, before I bought it I was reading some reviews on the nifty fifty. On Amazon I was reading a review on this lens and a guy was saying how, after a few months this lens was completly distroyed and was literally in pieces.

Now I only have mine for a few weeks, so I'm not having any breaking issues. So I was just wondering if anyone else was having the problem or, even close to having this problem.


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12 years 9 months ago #49930 by Baydream
Some people could break a stainless steel ingot.
A lens is NOT a baseball.

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12 years 9 months ago #49932 by crystal

Baydream wrote: Some people could break a stainless steel ingot.
A lens is NOT a baseball.


:rofl:
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12 years 9 months ago #49934 by crystal
I have not had any problems with my 50mm, and i've had it for 5yrs.
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12 years 9 months ago #49938 by Black Forest
I think that persons experience is more the exception - granted it is plastic and not as hard wearing as most of the other lenses on offer, but its durable enough to survive normal use without problems. Just don't go rock climbing with it.


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12 years 9 months ago #49939 by Duco00

Baydream wrote: Some people could break a stainless steel ingot.
A lens is NOT a baseball.


That is true.


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12 years 9 months ago #49941 by Duco00

Black Forest wrote: I think that persons experience is more the exception - granted it is plastic and not as hard wearing as most of the other lenses on offer, but its durable enough to survive normal use without problems. Just don't go rock climbing with it.


No plans on rock climbing.


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12 years 9 months ago #49942 by GAR 56
I dropped mine once while changing lens.
Luckily, I was standing on a grass field, so nothing happened to it, not even a single scratch.

I think even it is all plastic, it doesn't mean it will break any time soon.


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12 years 9 months ago #49973 by photobod
:rofl: I think the guy must have had a toy camera with a plastic 50mm lens and a wall has fallen on it :rofl:

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12 years 9 months ago #50026 by nflynn

photobod wrote: :rofl: I think the guy must have had a toy camera with a plastic 50mm lens and a wall has fallen on it :rofl:

:rofl:
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12 years 9 months ago #50052 by McBeth Photography
Had one for two years, it was my first lens....it has survived being owned by an ignorant newbie very well. It also has endured all the rookie mistakes like being cleaned with the shirt tail and other various trials that I've put it through.....couldn't be happier with the AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8D and its durability.

It is what it is.
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12 years 9 months ago #50944 by Henry Peach
I dropped my Canon 50mm f/1.8 from chest height on to a granite floor. It bounced 4' in the air, and I caught it. That shook up the dust inside, and there is a tiny nick on the plastic housing, but it still works fine. I used it for about 6 years before passing it on to my brother who is still using it today.
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12 years 9 months ago #51988 by Joves
Well the Nikon Nifty is very well built and has a metal mount in the D version. Im not sure about the new DX version or the G. I dropped my Nifty several times with no ill effects, fact is I gave it to my cousin when I got my 50 1.2 at a Pawn Shop for cheap. And he is still abusing it.


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