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Shootout: 58/1.4G vs 50/1.4G, 50/1.8G, 50/1.2 AIS (D800E, Beaver Dam)
This multi-lens comparison evaluates four fast Nikon prime lenses under challenging blue-light conditions on a 3D subject that shows the rendering style, field curvature, focus shift, etc.
Field of view, distortion, focus shift and so on all vary, so this comparison has to be about general behaviors given the scene. Nor does this 4-way comparison compensate for the narrower 58mm f/1.4G field of view; for that, see the matched comparison of the same scene for the 58/1.4G vs 50/1.4G.
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