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Old March 27th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #16
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you might want to look at the Canon EF 50mm 1.8- very cheap and very nice
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Old March 27th, 2010, 02:23 PM   #17
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I have the canon 50mm 1.8, got it for around $65 new in box. Buying the whole set of zeiss glass can get quite expensive.

The reviews on b&h for zeiss 50 1.4 are mixed. I read its more like a f2.8 glass because its difficult to get sharp shots at 1.4. The thing about the nikon 50 1.4 is that I will need to buy the adapter which runs around $270 at b&h. Or even better, buy a used zeiss on ebay. What do you think? I got an offer for an ebay price going for $150, they are gonna give it to me for $135 for the nikon 50mm. Do you all think that's a good price?

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Old March 27th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #18
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None of the 50mm f1.4 lenses are very sharp wide open. Generally they tend to be OK at f2 and very good at 2.8, but improve yet further at f4. I got the Sigma 50 1.4 as it's supposed to be the best of the lot wide open as it has aspheric glass. When I tested it vs the latest Nikon 50 1.4G they were about the same, maybe a slight edge to the Sigma but the Nikon had more chromatic abberation.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #19
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So the sigma is essentially better? Is it cheaper than both zeiss/nikon 50mm? Any adapters required to use it with the 5D2?
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Old March 27th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #20
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You can get it in Canon fit so no adapter needed, but no, it's not cheap - more than the Nikon actually. According to most tests it seems it's better wide open but then beyond about f4 the other start to edge ahead of it.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 04:21 PM   #21
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Dang! Now there so many options to consider. Now what do I do? Is $130 good for a nikon50mm, its the one I'm looking at ebay.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 04:12 AM   #22
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I sometimes use a nikkor 50 f1.2 on a 5dmk2 (and mk1). It's got a much bigger rear element than the f/1.4 lens and I haven't had any trouble with the mirror. It's not very sharp wide open (and has a wicked vignette), but it's decent at 1.4 and great at 2.0.

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Old March 28th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #23
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Oh ok. So I say any nikon 50mm would be without issues. Thanks Liam
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Old March 30th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #24
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hi

allow me to jump on this thread just to ask -- what adapter do you use to have a nikon lens fit in? i have just purchased one on ebay, which came from Hong Kong, and it's either too tight on my nikon lens, so that the iris ring can not move anymore, or too loose. it fits non of my 3 nikon lenses (2 Nikkor and 1 Vivitar)

thats the one btw Nikon AI F Lens To Canon EOS EF Adapter Focus Infinity - eBay (item 280480988008 end time Apr-18-10 01:37:44 PDT)

would be happy to know of one that works

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Old March 30th, 2010, 06:15 PM   #25
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I am not sure whether that one would do the trick. All I know is ppl have been talking about this one here
Novoflex | Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon Lens to Can | EOS/NIK

Can anyone confirm the ebay link would be a cheaper alternative that works?
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Old March 30th, 2010, 07:12 PM   #26
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I have 10 Nikon to Canon adapters, several from Fotodiox and some from ebay but not the same as the above link. I have not had a problem with any of them.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 03:18 AM   #27
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I am not sure whether that one would do the trick. All I know is ppl have been talking about this one here Novoflex | Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon Lens to Can | EOS/NIK

Can anyone confirm the ebay link would be a cheaper alternative that works?
Morton and Kalulu, thank you!

the one i got is a cheapo 10 bucks adapter. the one on B&H is 270$, could that be the reason ? :)
Morton, do you too use the cheaper version without a problem? my lenses are over 30 y/o. it's from the early F2 days. is there any reason for them not to work?

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Old April 1st, 2010, 09:47 AM   #28
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Hi Shai, Yes I have several of the cheap adapters and have had no problems. But there are several people selling cheap ones so I don't think they are all the same quality. And it could also depend on the lens it's used on. I also have several Fotodiox professional adapters about $90.00 each and a couple of their consumer grade ones. The professional ones are better made and I use those on the lenses I use more frequently.

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