I was advised to buy a nikon 50mm 1.4 lens. I have the D5000 and the nikkor lens says that the AF is not supported on the D5000. Could someone please explain what this means and what lens would you recommend
I need advice(8 posts) (5 voices)
I think if you buy the 50mm 1.4 G lens it focuses on cameras such as the D40, D5000 etc.
Don't meant to hijack the thread or anything, but is a 50mm 1.4 G any better than the older version? Is the only extra feature auto focusing or does it have better image quality as well?
The 50 1.4G has a focus motor so it will autofocus with your D5000, so that's the one you want. The older 50 1.4D uses the older screw drive focus system,, so wont focus with the D5000.
Is the only extra feature auto focusing or does it have better image quality as well?
I think the optics are nearly identical.
samysbr: welcome to the forum. The 35 1.8G is another good option that will AF on the D5000 and doesn't cost as much as the 50 1.4G.
Well it's established that you'll want the 50mm f1.4G lens for your setup. You should be happy with the fast glass and something that is essential in most of our kits.
The 35 1.8G is another good option that will AF on the D5000 and doesn't cost as much as the 50 1.4G.
I agree with you, but I think you should get the fastest glass you can especially when you're starting.
I'll be buying the D800 when it's released. So will there be no point in getting the G lens? I don't mind manual focusing on it for a few months.
It's probably worth the extra hundred dollars to get the AF-S version, LTTL. That way you won't have to worry about Nikon releasing a pro body without the AF screw. I don't see it happening, but no one can tell the future.
You must log in to post.