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  1. Chris
    Apr 18 - 6:04 am

    50 mm f/1.8 I would use on my D300, if the price point is $200 0r less.

    • Jerome Taylor
      Apr 18 - 12:54 pm

      The existing f/1.8D will work fine on your D300. It’s cheaper (one supposes, as you will not be buying the silent wave motor in the lens), very sharp, probably lighter, and the older D auto-focus lenses often focus faster due to the more powerful motor in the camera. The D lens also has an aperture ring on the lens which the G lenses lack. The real difference is the ability to over-ride auto-focus immediately by just turning the focus ring on the AF-S lenses rather than having to flip the switch on the camera to disengage auto-focus with the D lenses and perhaps forgetting to turn it back on. The D lenses do have old school cred but this does not show up in your pictures.
      All told, if you have only used zoom lenses get one of these or another prime and learn how to use it. I thoroughly believe you will become a better photographer.

  2. Dan
    Apr 18 - 8:14 am

    I have the current 1.8.D model and shoot with a Nikon D90. What’s the difference for me?

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  11. Victor
    Apr 22 - 4:38 am

    That one piece of aspherical lens element is going to make a difference.

  12. Sombuddha
    Apr 22 - 5:34 am

    Will this be working on my D3000.

  13. Ashley Groome
    Apr 22 - 6:22 am

    If the new lens is sharp (and I mean really edge-to-edge sharp) with all apertures above F8 as working apertures – then I would gladly pay whatever they think is reasonable.

    Camera bodies come and go – but a sharp lens – is for life.

  14. steve
    Apr 22 - 10:27 am

    Yes. This will work (autofocus) with your D3000 and up.

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  16. richard
    Apr 22 - 2:22 pm

    Never mind lenses……..LETS GET THAT D800 going…or Canon will take over the market

  17. Alb
    Apr 23 - 12:30 pm

    I doubt that this will be < $200. It's an FX format lens. DX users have the 35mm f1.8, which is meant to be the standard, normal fast prime (it's really 52mm). This will probably be around the same price as the 35mm, to distinguish it from the AF-D 1.8, but it's got to be a bit cheaper than the AF-D 1.4.

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