Shooting with a Nikkor 50mm 1.4g

Since selling my mirrorless X-E2 earlier in the year, I’ve stopped getting out as often to take casual photos. Unless I’m doing an actual job, the DSLR feels too big to bother lugging around on a whim which has resulted in me almost exclusively shooting club nights. I wouldn’t say that’s a bad thing, but it has made me lazy. I’ve become too comfortable and have stopped pushing myself.

Just shy of a couple of weeks ago, I bagged myself a 50mm 1.4g lens to combat that. In part because I had a couple of day shoots planned where I imagined it would come in handy, but also because I needed a kick up the arse to get out of my comfort zone.

I naturally shoot fairly wide, at 24mm. So using a 50 felt drastically different, almost alienating. Surprisingly, I’ve kept the 50 on my camera for the majority of the past couple of weeks, and have found myself actually wanting to go out and shoot on non-work days purely because of this lens.

The only real issue I’ve had with it is the AF. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no AF snob; but it’s fairly testing given how it struggles an awful amount in what I’d consider to not be demanding situations. But when the focus hits, it’s SHARP. And the bokeh is beautiful. So I’ll let it off, for now.

The following photos demonstrate how I’ve gotten along with it the past couple of weeks and serves as a bit of preview for a few shoots that’ll be making more of an appearance in the next week or so, along with some more casual hang out photos.


The following contains some NSFW photos, so do what you gotta do.bobbie-brewerypollockshawsphilli-in-mister-marvels-36josh-goodwill-48dad-olivers-mountamy-chai-ovnastephencrow-road-4amy-glasgowwoman-cyclingselfieShooting with a Nikkor 50mm 1.4g by Lee Jonesbobbie-beachblack-stone-cherry-2

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