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Old May 25, 2009, 5:44 PM   #1
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Default Whats the difference between the Nikon 50mm 1.4/d and 1.4/g?

Whats the difference between the Nikon 50mm 1.4/d and 1.4/g?

I saw both on Amazon and I don't really know which one is the better of the two or what the difference is?

It will be going on a Nikon D700. If anyone knows which is the better of the two, get back at me. Thanks.
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Old May 25, 2009, 6:13 PM   #2
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Check out the Nikon web-site (http://www.nikonusa.com/). A minimal amount of digging there should reward the searcher with the tech specs of both lenses.

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Old May 25, 2009, 9:01 PM   #3
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I think that the 50mm 1.4 (g) is an upgrade from the 1.4 (d) and the 1.4g can be used with film cameras.
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Old May 25, 2009, 10:25 PM   #4
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They both can be used with 35mm film; the G has "Silent Wave Motor" focusing, and is Gelded (no manual aperture ring on lens), and takes larger filters; the D has an aperture ring, the older style screw-driver auto-focusing, and doesn't come with the nice soft-case and lens shade. I would think that optically they're pretty similar…

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…and there's about $100 diff in the price

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