02 October 2009

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D Personal Review

Hi guys,

Yesterday, I finally got hold of a new lense (Nikon 50mm f/1.8D). This is a must have lense for Nikonians like me as it takes great or pin sharp photos at low light condition. Unlike Canon lense, this lense will not go AutoFocus for certain Nikon Models. That's why some of them tend to complain about it.

But in my opinion, a great photographer should have 100% control of its camera, lenses and flash light by doing things manually. Too dependent on Auto mode will basically lessen your skills or slows down your learning. To see full review of this lense, visit KenRockwell.com.
This lense is indeed takes time to handle. Since i got it yesterday, I tried it out on my son only once. The results were excellent although I have not produced a pin-sharp photo yet (Since it is my first time using it). The lense will give me a great advantage in wedding photography later, when taking the photos of wedding gift, faces of wedding couples and on stage activities.

Other than the pin-sharp quality, this lense has a good colour contrast. It can be seen from my photos here.
(my boy was admiring my lense- who knows, he might follow my footstep)
I like the photo above although the object was moving. Sometimes, when I show my photos to my friends, a few of them would provide negative comments. But, I believe in one thing - "Photography is an art and beauty is in the eyes of the beholders". Many professional photographers today claimed that there is no fixed rule for photography. The said, "never let people tell you what to do with your photo".

But again, it is good if people generally like and approve the beauty of your photo right? What do you think?
-All photos are copyright of Willie's photography-

19 Reptozian Messages:

Coffee Girl... said...

That's right, There is no fixed rule in photography. Bila nak bukak studio dikpun tek?

Norris said...

wow~! how much bro? sayang la aku kawin awal..if not sure gambar2 kami lagi best....untuk ambik gambar secxara dekat saja ka willie? how about group photo? contohnya macam di gereja kita ya...mun group photo mesti silau..so gambar sik berapa...
hope to see more nice picture with your new lense...
all da best!

ladyviral said...

There is no fixed rule to any beauty. Photos, even people!

Congratulations on the new lens. I enjoy pictures that has no definite point to it! Like the moving pictures you mentioned. Sometimes it makes great outcome :).

Willie said...

CoffeeGirl > Blom dalam plan sebab blom tengok keperluan agik. My house can be my studio. Ahaks!

Norris > RM499 bro. Your wedding photos ada kelebihannya sendiri bro. No need to admire new photos. Haha This lense is not meant for group photo bro. It is not wide angle.

LadyViral > Yup definitely. Tapi just don't overdue it. Takut langsung hodoh photo kita. ahaks! Thanks!

Miss Moon said...

willie mmg best 50mm nih ..

nanti u ley try snap ur son pic kat taman with a green background . it will produced nice bokeh ..

u pakai plak 1.8 apperture tew ...ha mmg bestttttttttttt

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Icy BC said...

Aah..beautiful pictures of your son! I like black and white photos..

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Ida Athanazir said...

everyone has their on style and eye for images. kdg kdg camera murah pun boleh produce the most perfect shot

Krisno said...

nice bro...i also plan to get new one..but a micro lens, wait for enough budget.

Faizal n Fashitah said...

Nice bokeh! especially the second photo :D
Aku pun suka juak main teknik bokeh tok.. slalu minjam my uncle's cam eheh. Alang2 nunggu meli cam dikpun lak hehe..

Becklee said...

I totally agree with you that photography is an art and its beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

Zala Wajik said...

Yup!

I agree, no fixed rule in photography :)

different people give different thought on a picture...

cyrildason said...

agree.. the best photo depends on whom sees it...

i personally like candid photos..

kurekiyo said...

ada org padah to get a "Pin Sharp" picture quality u just need to increase ur aperture size pasya sesuaikan nya pun shutter speed untuk mendapatkan brightness yang kita inginkan....pendapat seposen ku....congratz on ur new lense...

erolnukman said...

wah..bagus2...
yg best makey lens tok,bokeh nya agak menawan kalbu..hehee

kurekiyo said...

50mm nang besa akan menghasilkan bokeh sbb nya xpat d zoom mun canon pun la plus mun cun setting the main subject akan benar-benar menyerlah...ya la nya bagus for wedding and portraiture...31st oct bro...kita bisa lihat hasilnya...

Willie said...

Hi all,

Thanks for your comments. Really appreciate them.

Mei Teng said...

A prime with a f/1.8 is a great lens.

It's true to never let people dictate how you photograph but it's also good to hear the critique of others so that we can learn a thing or two.