Category Archives: Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8S

Honey.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

The Haircut.

Fresh from the kitchen chair, courtesy of mom.

(is there anything mom’s can’t do?)

—Peter.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Life Springs Eternal.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Portrait of a Young Man.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Feels Like Spring (1 and 2).

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Quiet.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

A Day in the Life.

Today in fact.

(photographed through a screened window)

—Peter.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

A little corner of home.

I haven’t had the inclination to photograph lately.

Here, a little corner of home caught my eye, as the morning light did its thing.

—Peter.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Breakfast.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Solitude.

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Basketball in the Backyard, 2.

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Basketball in the Backyard.

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Puzzles, Puzzles.

In the morning light.

—Peter.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Stories of Your Life.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Morning Honey.

Honey, and the first few rays of sunlight on a quiet Sunday morning.

—Peter.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Nikon 50mm 1.8 E vs. S.

Like the title says, I’m comparing the 40 year old Nikon 50/1.8 Series E AIS lens with the new Nikon 50mm 1.8S lens.

Wide open, there’s no contest: the 50/1.8S trounces the E (you’ll have to take my word for it).

At f/2.8, however, the differences are less obvious.

WARNINGThis is not a scientific comparison.  This is me sharing something with you for free that might be worth absolutely nothing to you.  Or it may change your life.  We can only say with certainty in retrospect.

Below you will find two similar but uninteresting images taken under horrible lighting.

Technical:

  • f/2.8
  • 1/125
  • ISO 1250
  • Camera used: Nikon Z7

Nikon 50mm 1.8E:

 

Nikon 50mm 1.8S:

And now the crops (click on each image to enlarge)…

Center:

Left Edge:

Upper Left:

Right Edge:

The 50/1.8S is technically the better lens, for 10x the price.  The 50/1.8E is easier to carry around.

Thanks for looking.

—Peter.

Valentine Protea (1 and 2).

A little bit of colour, after all the recent B&W.

—Peter.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Nikon FM2N.

Accompanied by the svelte Nikon 50mm f/1.8 series E AIS lens.

—Peter.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.