View Full Version : Nikon 1.4 vs 1.8 $30 difference

Park Edwards
11-26-2008, 08:04 AM
I'm about to buy a nikon 50mm and I have the 1.4 for $80 or the 1.8 for $50. Is the $30.00 dollar difference worth getting the 1.4 over the 1.8? Both in excellent shape. What'd ya say?

11-26-2008, 08:11 AM
I personally think so. If all else being equal on the lenses and you can afford it go for the 1.4. Or buy both and I'll take the 1.4 off ya :)


Richard J. Johnson
11-26-2008, 08:26 AM
where are you buying them so cheap?

Park Edwards
11-26-2008, 12:58 PM
craigslist...i know a guy selling one for the nikon 50mm 1.8 for $50.00 right now if anyone wants his email. I went with the 1.4

11-27-2008, 05:19 AM
The f/1.4 is much better in my experience. I had the f/1.8 but was never happy with the sharpness or contrast from it. The 1.4 is much better. I sold the f/1.8 after i got the 1.4

But then again i really only do still images.