This lens replaces my Samyang 135 f2 and Nikon 85mm 1.8g. Those are two gems of portrait lenses, with the Samyang being my favorite and most used lens to date. The jump to the Nikon 105mm 1.4 E Lens is a significant investment, and had the Samyang had AF, I likely would not be making the jump. But alas, I did.
I have been longing for a 1.4 lens… to explore the delicious bokeh, to be a master of night, to ramble on like a wanna poet on my blog.
Anyway, I went the cheap route, and ordered a Nikkor 50mm 1.4 AI-S Lens on ebay from Japan.
This is my first 1.4 lens – and it feels like the most unique focal length aperture combo I have played with so far.
The lens is sharp, it makes good photos, its MF which is a pain. Rather then review the lens in detail, as its been done so many times already, especially for astro-photography. Ill review the focal length at such a wide aperture.