I have had so much fun with these 2 cameras over the years. The D50 was of course my very first dSLR.
The sad part was that I had dropped and broke them both myself. I am usually pretty good, or so I have always thought.
I am looking to get a 50mm lens for my D700. I have been “borrowing” my friend’s for a while now, but I am starting to feel a little guilty (also, I am not going to deny, am in a bit of “toy buying mode”).
In any case, I knew there were a few choices but was not expecting so many. Now I am in a “compare” mode.
Right now I am leaning ever so slightly towards the 1.4D. My reasoning so far (though I haven’t actually held a 1.4D in my hand):
A lot of people seem to really like the 1.8G (it IS significantly less expensive), but it seems a bit bigger then the 1.4D (almost as large as the G) but weighs the least of the 3.
I guess I should note that I do have a 35mm f/2 (Manual Lens) on long term loan from my friend which is just as good as any of the ones I am looking at. But, it is:
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Today is National Camera Day (who knew).
A friend of mine the other day mentioned that I have never suggested / recommended a prime lens. Which is a bit strange given how much I love them.
Rented the Olympus E-M10 from Borrow Lens with the 75mm F1.8 and the 12-40mm f/2.8 for a week. But as luck would have it – we have been having constant rain the whole time. Given the recent draught conditions and lake levels in the central Texas area I really cannot complain about the rain – but it is making it very difficult to get some usage out of the rental 😦
To top it off – I forgot to put the memory card in it on Saturday.