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Old Oct 24, 2010, 6:49 PM   #41
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Make sure the "Nikon 50mm f/1.4" is the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G.

The other one doesn't AF on the D5000.
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 7:05 PM   #42
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Just remember the nikon primes like the canon primes do not have IS built in, so in low light the IS will give you added performance with a system with IBIS like the sony and pentax.

sony the pentax 50 1.4 on a pentax, or a sony 50 1.8 will give you an edge in low light static shots.
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TCav,
this is the 50mm lens i was gonna get: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mm_f_1_4D.html
It doesnt say "AF-S", but it does say "Autofocus", is that the same thing?

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thanks, i actually didn't realize that. does nikon or sigma make a 1.4 or 1.8 lens that is not a prime? otherwise, im stuck with the prime.
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no one has a zoom better then 2.8 on the market. All the big aperture lenses of f2 or better are all primes.
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no one has a zoom better then 2.8 on the market. All the big aperture lenses of f2 or better are all primes.
Olympus 14-35mm f/2:
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...p?product=1334

Olympus 35mm-100mm f/2:
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...p?product=1335

But, they're only available for 4/3 system models, and they're not cheap. :-)
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yowza.. 2,500.
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 7:37 PM   #47
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we are not talking oly, I like to keep the matter to the camera the op mention he is interested in. So to make you happy, no company makes a zoom the is better then f2.8 for aps-c or FF camera.
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update:

instead of: 50mm f/1.4 D Lens
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mm_f_1_4D.html

I am getting: 50mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens
http://www.centraldigital.com/Produc...9210&l=Froogle

TCav, you saved me a headache because i was going to buy the wrong 50mm f/1.4 lens. The one I was going to buy would not have autofocused with the D5000.
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this is the 50mm lens i was gonna get: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mm_f_1_4D.html
It doesnt say "AF-S", but it does say "Autofocus", is that the same thing?
The D5000 does not have its own autofocus motor, so only lenses that have their own autofocus motor will autofocus on the D5000. AF-S lenses have their own AF motor. If it just ways AF, it won't AF on the D5000.

BTW, that link is to an "Imported" item. That means it's gray market, and Nikon won't honor the warranty. You'd have to return it to B&H for service. That's not a big deal for lenses, but if you're doing that for the body too, you may want to reconsider.
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the going rate at the honest retailers for the nikon af-s 50 1.4 is 450 dollars. Anywhere else is either gray market or might be a bait and switch.

Also if you are in the US, nikon USA will not fix any nikon product that is not imported by nikon USA. Even if you want to pay them to get it fixed.
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