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    Default Advice on f1.4D and f1.4G

    Hi,

    Any bro here can advise mi what what is the different between the Nikkor 50mm f1.4D and 50mm f1.4G?

    D is around $550 and G is around $770.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atwee View Post
    Hi,

    Any bro here can advise mi what what is the different between the Nikkor 50mm f1.4D and 50mm f1.4G?

    D is around $550 and G is around $770.
    Have you even tried comparing the product description pages? Please, don't be lazy and expect to be spoonfed. The differences are quite obvious.

    http://imaging.nikon.com/products/im..._14g/index.htm

    http://imaging.nikon.com/products/im..._14d/index.htm
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    Default Re: Advice on f1.4D and f1.4G

    The most obvious difference having the motor in the lens in the AFS version that allows digital bodies like the D40/40X/60 to AF, and the AFS allows full time manual override.

    There are many other changes such as better built, optics ( the revised optics in the AFS might have an edge in this respect such as chromatic aberrations, and some say bokeh ). The AFS might AF a little bit slower than the AFD due to longer rotational difference.

    There are multiple one to one comparisons on the net between the two.

    In the end it is up to u and the budget to decide if the AFS is worth the buck
    Personally I will still stick to my trusty 50mm AFD in discount of the above.

    Ryan

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    Default Re: Advice on f1.4D and f1.4G

    Hi, i am intending to get D700 and normal len to start. Is f1.4D more than enough for D700 or f1.4G which have the extra features for D700?
    No constraint on budget.
    By the way, AF-S stand for what huh?
    Tks.
    Last edited by knightskid; 21st April 2009 at 03:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atwee View Post
    Hi,

    Any bro here can advise mi what what is the different between the Nikkor 50mm f1.4D and 50mm f1.4G?

    D is around $550 and G is around $770.
    buy the G version.. although i am not a regular user of nikon but i see its quality before.. very good lens

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    Default Re: Advice on f1.4D and f1.4G

    Quote Originally Posted by knightskid View Post
    Hi, i am intending to get D700 and normal len to start. Is f1.4D more than enough for D700 or f1.4G which have the extra features for D700?
    No constraint on budget.
    By the way, AF-S stand for what huh?
    Tks.
    No constraint on budget then get the newer revised versions.

    AF-S: Autofocus Silent
    Focusing is driven by a "Silent Wave" motor in the lens instead of the focus drive motor in the camera. AF-S lenses focus faster than standard AF-Nikkors and almost completely silently. AF-S lenses with a "II" designation weigh less and are generally smaller than their equivalent predecessors.


    - From the Glossary of Nikkor lens terms

    The AFD 50mm does not have the silent wave motor in the lens, and AF is driven by the motor in ur D700 body.

    Ryan
    Last edited by giantcanopy; 21st April 2009 at 04:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightskid View Post
    Hi, i am intending to get D700 and normal len to start. Is f1.4D more than enough for D700 or f1.4G which have the extra features for D700?
    No constraint on budget.
    By the way, AF-S stand for what huh?
    Tks.
    wow, rich kid with no budget constrain.

    since you have no budget constrain, what you waiting for?
    D3X + 14-24 + 24-70 + 70-200.. ASAP..
    when you get those above, you will have no time for 50 f/1.4 be it AFS or AFD..
    the 3 lenses will keep you busy enough for a long time..

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    Default Re: Advice on f1.4D and f1.4G

    Lol...sorry for the wrong interpretation, am saying no constraint on purchasing f1.4G which cost additional few hundred difference of f1.4D. Not saying no constraint on getting others lenses. Kekeke....

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightskid View Post
    Lol...sorry for the wrong interpretation, am saying no constraint on purchasing f1.4G which cost additional few hundred difference of f1.4D. Not saying no constraint on getting others lenses. Kekeke....
    oh! hahaa.. ok.

    for me i will go for AFD version since it has the aperture ring and i can use it on my MF SLRs. AFS G lenses is crippled without the aperture ring so nope, unless i shoot F/22 through out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Have you even tried comparing the product description pages? Please, don't be lazy and expect to be spoonfed. The differences are quite obvious.

    http://imaging.nikon.com/products/im..._14g/index.htm

    http://imaging.nikon.com/products/im..._14d/index.htm
    Hey a55hole! You have a problem? You don't have to be so bloody rude!!!

    I am new here. I did read up the product description pages but I still don't quite understand that why I am seeking for advices for better understand.

    This is a forum for newbies to seek for advices!!!
    Last edited by atwee; 21st April 2009 at 11:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atwee View Post
    Hey a55hole! You have a problem? You don't have to be so bloody rude!!!
    Great way to start.
    Alpha

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    Default Re: Advice on f1.4D and f1.4G

    Both of you just asking for it?

    TS: you might want to read Ken Rockwell's pages on the 2 lenses. His reviews tend to be quite easy to read, though you should take them with a pinch of salt.

    Here are the links: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/5014af.htm and http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/50mm-f14-afs.htm

    Basically, AFS = motor on lens -> more expensive.
    G = no aperture ring = handicapped on most Nikon film SLRs
    7 straight blades vs 9 rounded blades -> difference in bokeh quality/characteristics.

    Personally, I don't like both lenses, but that is just me. Happy learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atwee View Post
    Hey a55hole! You have a problem? You don't have to be so bloody rude!!!

    I am new here. I did read up the product description pages but I still don't quite understand that why I am seeking for advices for better understand.

    This is a forum for newbies to seek for advices!!!
    So, after reading the product descriptions, what did you see the differences are? Then, if you don't know what SWM is, did you try researching that and reading up on it? Nope? So oyu have nothing better to do than call people names?
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    Default Re: Advice on f1.4D and f1.4G

    Depends largely on wat body you're using. If you're using an old film body like the FM2, get the D version, if not get the G version.

    By the way atwee, there's a big difference between being "rude" and name calling. Since you're a newbie, just a friendly warning...there are threads which are "ruder".
    Dun blame the camera...blame the one behind the viewfinder :bsmilie:
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkbonz View Post
    Depends largely on wat body you're using. If you're using an old film body like the FM2, get the D version, if not get the G version.

    By the way atwee, there's a big difference between being "rude" and name calling. Since you're a newbie, just a friendly warning...there are threads which are "ruder".
    1st tks for the information that you have provided, I really appreciate it.

    I am jus seeking for advice for a better understanding that all, and I being told off for asking a simple question in a forum for newbie? All the while I thought terrorist is only among us in real life and I didn’t know they exist in a newbie forum as well. This is bullying!
    Last edited by atwee; 22nd April 2009 at 02:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    So, after reading the product descriptions, what did you see the differences are? Then, if you don't know what SWM is, did you try researching that and reading up on it? Nope? So oyu have nothing better to do than call people names?
    Let I have said, this a forum for newbies. I am very new to all these and I wish to learn more. I don't understand the terms used on the device after reading up and I am just seeking for advices.

    What are you trying to proof yourself here?

    If you have a bad childhood that is your problem!

    Btw, I don't called people names, I only called rude people A55hole!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by atwee View Post

    If you have a bad childhood that is your problem!
    I had a great childhood, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by atwee View Post
    Btw, I don't called people names, I only called rude people A55hole!!!!
    Do you even see the irony in your statement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atwee View Post
    All the while I thought terrorist is only among us in real life and I didnít know they exist in a newbie forum as well. This is bullying!
    Please be very careful in your accusations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atwee View Post
    I only called rude people A55hole!!!!
    So that must be the most popular word in your vocabulary then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Please be very careful in your accusations.
    You base on your own perception and judged me for being lazy and accused me of expecting to be spoon-fed!! You are not in any position to make such remarks.

    I did read up and I am just asking a simple question for a more better understanding. I asked it in a newbie forum, what is so wrong with that???

    Since you claimed that your childhood is great then what is your true reason for behaving abnormal and bullying people like this? Again, what are you trying to proof here?
    Last edited by atwee; 22nd April 2009 at 02:15 AM.

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