Nikon 50mm 1.8d vs 1.8g

3 years 2 months ago #553091 by DJMarcus
Can someone tell me what is the main difference between these 2 lenses?  Does one make more sense to have vs the other?   


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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #553092 by Screamin Scott
The "G" is considered somewhat sharper and has more elements/groups, and rounder iris blades for bette "Bokeh". That said it doesn't have an aperture ring & only stops down to F16 as opposed to F22 for the "D" version. The "G" version is also bigger & heavier....I have the Pre "D" version ( which has the same optical formula as the "D" version) and am more than satisfied with it.

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3 years 2 months ago #553272 by garyrhook
The G has a motor in it; the D does not. If your camera is a newer consumer-level body it likely has no built-in motor (BIM) and you'll need to stick to G lenses. (This is for the benefit of those that don't know about this detail.)

General comment re: bokeh. "Better" is subjective. There's more to bokeh than perfectly round blurs (which don't exist anyway).


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3 years 2 months ago #553292 by Don Granger


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3 years 2 months ago #553332 by effron

Why so serious?
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3 years 2 months ago #553494 by digitalpimp

Don Granger wrote:



This guy always cracked me up


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3 years 2 months ago #553646 by Joves

Screamin Scott wrote: I have the Pre "D" version ( which has the same optical formula as the "D" version) and am more than satisfied with it.


Same here I have that same lens. I would have it over a G any day of the week. I am not really keen on not having the aperture ring on my lenses. But then I have film cameras too that are not electronic per say, so the Gs would be worthless.


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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #553859 by effron
Depends on the filmer. The most recent like an F100 can use the "G" lenses. That said, my 50 f/1.8D is amazing on my F100, I think on the F(N)90 as well!

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3 years 2 months ago #553865 by Screamin Scott
The fact remains that the lenses with aperture rings are able to be used on more cameras than any "G" lens can.

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3 years 2 months ago #553957 by effron
There was no debate about that, I use my "D" lens much more than my "G"....

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3 years 2 months ago #553963 by garyrhook

effron wrote: There was no debate about that, I use my "D" lens much more than my "G"....


So... why keep the G at all, and why use it?


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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #553985 by effron
Because its still a fine lens, and I do use it often. Maybe I'm being misunderstood, I don't shoot my manual filmers anymore, on my digitals the "G" lenses are great..The fifty "D" sits in my D7100 kits and gets used, My 50 "G" is in my D800 kit, the 24-70 f/2.8 is the ace there....

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3 years 2 months ago #554468 by Vespista
:agree:


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