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  • Relay for Life: Nikon 50mm 1.4 AIS + LED Wandlight/Ice Light

    Quick grade of something we just finished.
    Looking at this, I definitely need to get a sigma art 50mm 1.4 haha.
    Used a chinese LED wandlight/ice light for the first time. Only lightsource.

    https://vimeo.com/127319207

    (relay)



    Last edited by Note Suwanchote; 05-10-2015, 01:22 PM.
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  • #2
    Real smooth looking.

    Why a Sigma 50mm? What about its optics would be different from the Nikon?

    Oh, and what Icelight clone did you get?

    Thanks mate
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    • #3
      Originally posted by DPStewart View Post
      Real smooth looking.

      Why a Sigma 50mm? What about its optics would be different from the Nikon?

      Oh, and what Icelight clone did you get?

      Thanks mate
      Thanks! i'm still adjusting the color I want.

      The Nikon 50mm for me flares easily and there's a ton of fringing under 2.0 (as seen above). There are instances where there's not time to add lights or there aren't any lights to add.

      I bought this one
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/291316496098...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

      There's cheaper ones but this came really fast
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      • #4
        Removed for now as I noticed a mistake
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        • #5
          Have you also looked at the Nikon 50mm 1.4D?
          I have the 28mm AIs and it doesn't fringe wide open, and my 50mm 1.4D doesn't either.
          I was just wondering if the strong fringing wide open is something specific to the 50mm AIs lens.

          And thanks for the tip on the Ice Light clone. I looked at others and it seems the one you got is likely the best.


          Ken Rockwell on the 50mm 1.4D:
          http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/5014af.htm

          And on the AIs version:
          http://kenrockwell.com/nikon/50mm-f14-ais.htm
          Last edited by DPStewart; 05-10-2015, 01:31 PM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by DPStewart View Post
            Have you also looked at the Nikon 50mm 1.4D?
            I have the 28mm AIs and it doesn't fringe wide open, and my 50mm 1.4D doesn't either...at least not very noticeably.
            I was just wondering if the strong fringing wide open is something specific to the 50mm AIs lens.

            And thanks for the tip on the Ice Light clone. I looked at others and it seems the one you got is likely the best.
            I have not. I do believe it is better from what I've heard. Though for the price I might as well spring for a Sigma 50mm though except it is significantly larger than the 1.4D.

            here is footage of the shoot

            (relay)
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            • #7
              I updated my post to add links to Ken Rockwell's reviews of the 2 different Nikon 50mm lenses.
              I got the D version for $300 USD.
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              • #8
                looks great! love the grading and shallow depth of field. I found it a bit weird and distracting that every single shot had a sliding camera in it. a few steady shots would have broken up the whole thing a bit. but I see you are putting your gimbal to good use
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                • #9
                  I, personally, liked the constant slide.
                  You kept the direction and the speed consistent so it felt continuous. To me that adds a sense of continuing motion of the subject and the actions. Like "the idea" continues and keeps moving in time.

                  I very much liked the feel of the color too.
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                  • #10
                    What's the password?

                    relay - not working

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 4saken View Post
                      looks great! love the grading and shallow depth of field. I found it a bit weird and distracting that every single shot had a sliding camera in it. a few steady shots would have broken up the whole thing a bit. but I see you are putting your gimbal to good use
                      Thanks! Definitely am
                      Originally posted by DPStewart View Post
                      I, personally, liked the constant slide.
                      You kept the direction and the speed consistent so it felt continuous. To me that adds a sense of continuing motion of the subject and the actions. Like "the idea" continues and keeps moving in time.

                      I very much liked the feel of the color too.
                      Thanks and yep I was going for that.
                      Originally posted by goodgoings View Post
                      What's the password?

                      relay - not working
                      try it now
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                      • #12
                        Very clean bruv. I have the Nikon AIS 50mm 1.2 and I thought about getting the Sigma art 50mm 1.4 to own (which I've shot with as well) and honestly, you're not missing anything. Keep your Nikon 50 AIS 1.4 and put your money elsewhere. My 2 cents.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by misterkofa View Post
                          Very clean bruv. I have the Nikon AIS 50mm 1.2 and I thought about getting the Sigma art 50mm 1.4 to own (which I've shot with as well) and honestly, you're not missing anything. Keep your Nikon 50 AIS 1.4 and put your money elsewhere. My 2 cents.
                          Thanks!

                          Can you elaborate?
                          The 50mm Art is my dream lens at the moment (besides an 85mm 1.4 art) . It seems amazing based of all the charts and such that I've seen.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Note Suwanchote View Post
                            Thanks!

                            Can you elaborate?
                            The 50mm Art is my dream lens at the moment (besides an 85mm 1.4 art) . It seems amazing based of all the charts and such that I've seen.
                            The 50mm 1.4 art is a nice lens. We have it at the studio where I work and we shoot with it all the time. I was anxious to see how amazing this lens was versus my Nikon 50 1.2. The art is technically sharper without a doubt but it's not night and day. Just my opinion but I prefer the color rendition from the Nikkor over the Sigma. Another thing I've realized is sharper lenses introduce more moire and anti-aliasing.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by misterkofa View Post
                              The 50mm 1.4 art is a nice lens. We have it at the studio where I work and we shoot with it all the time. I was anxious to see how amazing this lens was versus my Nikon 50 1.2. The art is technically sharper without a doubt but it's not night and day. Just my opinion but I prefer the color rendition from the Nikkor over the Sigma. Another thing I've realized is sharper lenses introduce more moire and anti-aliasing.
                              That's interesting! It seems the old Nikkors are warmer versus the sigma art series (18-35mm as a reference) which is much more neutral. The thing about this lens is that there's a aperture issue that's annoying to turn now.
                              I mean I bought it for $60 I think 4-5 years ago and it's been wonderful though.

                              One thing you reminded me about was that my 18-35mm without a speedbooster should technically be ~ to a 50mm.
                              Do you notice any fringing and blooming at 1.4?
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