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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    seriously everyone's recommending lenses that mighttttt be probably outta TS' budget
    Not really, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4 are moderately priced. Even the 50mm f/1.2 is less than $1k. TS is using a Nikon D7000... really wonder why other recommended Canon/ Leica glasses
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    My budget is about $300 to $500.. Is 50mm f1.4 about the range?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xersion View Post
    My budget is about $300 to $500.. Is 50mm f1.4 about the range?
    are you comfortable with the 50mm focal length?

    I think AF 50mm f/1.4D is within the $500 budget or thereabouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrh0413

    Not really, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4 are moderately priced. Even the 50mm f/1.2 is less than $1k. TS is using a Nikon D7000... really wonder why other recommended Canon/ Leica glasses
    There's a 50mm f1.2 going for less than 1k..? Where? looking for one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    There's a 50mm f1.2 going for less than 1k..? Where? looking for one!
    You didn't know Nikon has a 50mm f/1.2 as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    There's a 50mm f1.2 going for less than 1k..? Where? looking for one!
    Luke has one, he didn't show it to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrh0413 View Post
    Not really, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4 are moderately priced. Even the 50mm f/1.2 is less than $1k. TS is using a Nikon D7000... really wonder why other recommended Canon/ Leica glasses
    because TS didn't state any budget.

    hence "mighttttt". for all we know, TS was budgeting $200 for the lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    because TS didn't state any budget.

    hence "mighttttt". for all we know, TS was budgeting $200 for the lens.
    Then there's only one choice. 50mm AF-D F/1.8
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    Quote Originally Posted by xersion View Post
    My budget is about $300 to $500.. Is 50mm f1.4 about the range?
    $300-$500

    you can get either the 35mm 1.8g, 50mm 1.8g or the af 50mm 1.4
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrh0413

    You didn't know Nikon has a 50mm f/1.2 as well?

    nikon 50mm f/1.2
    Yeah.. I know. Manual focus right..? It's out of production or something right?

    Quote Originally Posted by spree86

    Luke has one, he didn't show it to you?
    I thought they were talking about an auto focus lens..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    Yeah.. I know. Manual focus right..? It's out of production or something right?



    I thought they were talking about an auto focus lens..
    AI-S 50mm f/1.2 is still in production A rarity in this day and age of super-fast auto-focus lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra

    AI-S 50mm f/1.2 is still in production A rarity in this day and age of super-fast auto-focus lenses.
    Hunting for one.. If not I'm already set on the Pentax 50f1.2. I'm going backwards these days.. Hehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    Hunting for one.. If not I'm already set on the Pentax 50f1.2. I'm going backwards these days.. Hehehe
    Might as well go for the 58mm f/1.2 Ai-S I saw one in EBay recently.
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    for $200, the 50/1.4 AIS will do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrh0413

    Might as well go for the 58mm f/1.2 Ai-S I saw one in EBay recently.
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    I seriously recommend you to read the basics of how to get an blurred background picture and understand the fundamentals knowledge on DOF and aperture FIRST, then think f1.2, f1.4, f1.8, f2 etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillicutter View Post
    I seriously recommend you to read the basics of how to get an blurred background picture and understand the fundamentals knowledge on DOF and aperture FIRST, then think f1.2, f1.4, f1.8, f2 etc...
    Don't want to sound harsh, but +1 to this advice.
    The term used is incorrect. There is no such thing as bokeh lens.
    Bokeh is only the term used to refer to the quality of the out of focus (OOF) parts.
    You are looking for a lens that can easily give shallow DOF.


    The thing to get shallow DOF are :
    Aperture (A)
    Subject distance (D)
    Bkgnd distance (BKD)
    Focal length (FL)

    Roughly their relationship is :

    DOF = (A)(D)/(BKD)(FL)

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