New York City (23). 2019, Beyond 200 feet of My House™, Favourite, Inspiration, Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S, Nikon Z7, NYC, Portrait, Street, The New York City Weekend December 2019 ↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S. Related
4 thoughts on “New York City (23).”
Loving your work with the 50mm on the Z7. I will admit, I am pretty stoked with the Z series. It has an incredibly solid feel in the hand, and I am slowly getting used to the EVF. Picking up my D750, feels like an antique relic in time. I’m debating on ditching my 58mm 1.4 and switch to the S series 50mm 1.8. I would like the full use of the VR in the Z6 and from the images I am seeing, there is some cool stuff going on with the 50mm 1.8. It has definitely made photography really fun right now!
I have a real soft spot for the 58mm f/1.4G of yours, though I sold it when I sold my D850 a couple of years ago. It renders like a dream, and it is truly one of my favourite lenses. Even though I know that objectively it is not one of the sharpest, whenever I view images I’ve taken with it I’m never disappointed with its sharpness, even when printing large. Images like these convey (I hope) what I’m trying to explain:
Having said that, Nikon’s new 50/1.8S for the Z system is the most Leica-like lens I’ve ever used. However, it’s not as “poetic” as the Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH (or the 58/1.4G referenced above):
Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH:
On the other hand, the 50/1.8S is not as “brutally transparent” as the Zeiss Otus 55/1.4 (or even Sigma 50/1.4 ART):
Zeiss Otus 55/1.4:
Sigma 50mm 1.4 ART:
Instead, the 50/1.8S seems to be a combination (or balance) of all of the above.
I don’t think you could have summed this up any better!
I’ve been thinking about this for a while 🙂