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Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.8g $212.46 @ Ted's Cameras (Price Match @ Harvey Norman)

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Picked this prime lens up from Harvey Norman today, they price matched Ted's (although they were a bit reluctant).
Regular price at Ted's seems to be $249, Regular price at HN's is $348.

Cheers,
michaelpls

This is part of Boxing Day Sales for 2019

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  • +1

    Same price at Ted's Camera eBay Store - Free Delivery with eBay Plus.

    Also same price at Amazon AU, but 1 to 2 months back-order.

  • Good price nevertheless

  • +1

    I had to pay $170 used few months back (had to travel same evening so took the hit).

    Not usually cheap, only seen around $200 few times. Past few years.

  • I wonder why the Nikon 50mm 1.8 is so much more expensive than the Canon

    • +2

      I've got both, I bought the Nikon new a few years ago for around $250 online which was pretty good at the time. They are both great lenses for the money, the Nikon feels better built where-as the Canon's feel a little dinky. The latest Canon STM version which I bought is an improvement but still not the same quality as the Nikon imo.

      • Thought this might be the case. Thanks for your thoughts! :)

        • No worries :)

  • +1

    I bought this in 2011 abroad for a bit less than US$100. Is that the price has increased?

    • +1

      That's a really good price. Might be an increase or could just be Australia tax :(

  • +2

    It’s a terrific lens. Mine rarely, if ever, gets used nowadays though. If I don’t have the Nikon 24-70 f2.8 on to cover this focal range then it’s the Sigma 35 f1.4 ART, which is just an amazing lens (but heavy).

  • +1

    Bit of a photography noob here,

    I have a D3400 with a 18-55mm kit lens. What benefits would this 50mm have over the 18-55mm?

    From my little reading, I've heard that it lets a lot more light in which is much better for not so well lit areas.

    • +1

      Sharper image. Faster focus <<< these are what you cannot see from the specs.
      From the specs, your lens has f ~5.4 at 50mm, comparing to f1.8, that's 9 times less amount of light can get into your sensor (9 = (5.4/1.8)^2) (provided that you are using the same shutter speed)

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.techradar.com/amp/how-to/fi...

    • It's all about the bokeh. Lower f stops… More blurry backgrounds

    • this is a fx lens, which means it's used for full frame camera. If you were to use this in your d3400, you'll have a focal length equivalent of 75mm (50*1.5 crop factor).

      that said apart from being a very sharp lens, the 1.8 aperture is very quick and will yield better bokeh then the 18-55 kits.

      However unless you're planning to leave crop sensor size, there's plenty DX lenses which can perform similar for better price.

  • I'm still using 50mm 1.2 Ai-s hohoho

    • Good lens for people with AF motors built in to their cameras.

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