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dtaylor

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Re: Nikon 58/1.4 - $1,700!!!
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2013, 09:50:54 PM »
Well, about the same price as the 50mm 1.2L, isn't it?

And the Sigma 50 f/1.4 beats them both for $400.

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Re: Nikon 58/1.4 - $1,700!!!
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2013, 09:50:54 PM »

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Re: Nikon 58/1.4 - $1,700!!!
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2013, 10:36:19 PM »
In an attempt to get back on track....

58mm????  A bit of an odd focal length no? Do you think they use 58mm as it means mechanically/physically it is easier to have better IQ? Or is there some historic significance I am unaware of?

That was my initial thought.  I think consumer's are lazy and like roundish numbers... or are at least divisible by five... but I just could be one of the lazy consumers that I'm disparaging.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Nikon 58/1.4 - $1,700!!!
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2013, 12:14:59 AM »
Now that DXO has tested it and a better way of looking at the performance is shown on DPR, Its not very impressive considering the price.  It is pretty good at f/11, but so is a coke bottle.
 
There must be something that I'm missing that makes it worth more than $500.  Perhaps the gold ring?  :D

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Re: Nikon 58/1.4 - $1,700!!!
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2013, 12:19:40 AM »
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Re: Nikon 58/1.4 - $1,700!!!
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2013, 12:54:39 AM »
Now that DXO has tested it and a better way of looking at the performance is shown on DPR, Its not very impressive considering the price.  It is pretty good at f/11, but so is a coke bottle.
 
There must be something that I'm missing that makes it worth more than $500.  Perhaps the gold ring?  :D

The rendering and the bokeh. The samples I have seen so far look spectacular.

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Re: Nikon 58/1.4 - $1,700!!!
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2013, 02:55:26 AM »
Now that DXO has tested it and a better way of looking at the performance is shown on DPR, Its not very impressive considering the price.  It is pretty good at f/11, but so is a coke bottle.
 
There must be something that I'm missing that makes it worth more than $500.  Perhaps the gold ring?  :D

The rendering and the bokeh. The samples I have seen so far look spectacular.

+1

It looks more like a 50L successor (or competitor, of course) than a kin to the old Nikkor 58/1.2.

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Re: Nikon 58/1.4 - $1,700!!!
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2013, 01:43:48 AM »
I've got a few Pentax lenses that test poorly yet produce nice images so it's not always about ultimate corner-to-corner sharpness and low CA.
Still, however good this new 58mm is, I'll be hard pressed to buy it to get just a little more something from it over my old 50/1.4.  UNLESS I actually need it for night photography where I need the pinpoint lights to look as crisp as they should.

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Re: Nikon 58/1.4 - $1,700!!!
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2013, 01:43:48 AM »