Which Nifty Fifty Lens Is Right for Nikon Photographers?

A 50mm lens with a wide maximum aperture is one of the most versatile lenses a photographer can own, offering a relatively neutral focal length suitable for everything from portraits to landscapes and the ability to shoot in low light or leverage subject-isolating narrow depth of field. If you are a Nikon shooter looking for the right 50mm lens, check out this great video comparison that looks at three options at a range of price points.

Coming to you from Matt Irwin Photography, this comprehensive video review compares three 50mm lens options for Nikon photographers: the Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S, Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S, and the Meike 50mm f/1.2. With prices anywhere from $400 to well over $2,000, there is no shortage of options at the focal length, and it really comes down to your price and performance needs. In particular, while the Nikon 50mm f/1.2 is about a stop faster than the 50mm f/1.8, given the high-ISO capabilities of modern bodies and the quite decent performance out of the latter lens, it is well worth considering if you want to spend almost four times as much for the f/1.2 version. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Irwin.



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