After debating a bit, I finally went with the 1.4D.
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:
Related articles etc:
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.
The kit lens (18-55mm) that came with the D50 is OK but I really want to get something else. Here are some that I am considering:
Unfortunately, none of these (except for the 50mm and the Macro) are any where close to within my budget :o(
Also, I have found that the same lens differ quite drastically in price depending on where it is manufatcured. Lenses made in Japan seem more expensive. But, I’m told, they are also the better ones.