Hi Henrik.. Yes. I have often looked at the 50mm 1.4.. especially after Andrew Stephens has often made reference to this lens as being a great lens, he always seems to know about good stuff!! I am assuming that the AF-S out of the 3 options would be the better one?? When I first check them out before buying my 1.8D I realised before I know anything at all.. ... which hasn't changed much LOL.. , that the 1.4 is primary for the fx camera.. so only having the DX, I assumed at the time that the 1.4 would be the better option.. I should have read more and realised that I can still use it on a DX camera..
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G - AF-S
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D - AF
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 - M
I would love to own the new D4 for sure.. its my list to own one.. but we have decided to buy the VR Drive and work towards this...There are just too many baby photographers around here all undercutting each other.. A few weeks ago I went to a business seminar and was asked what equipment i had to do the VRs with. I laster saw them talking to a guy who I knew to have a motorised pano head and a fully equipped photography studio... I am guessing they have had some VR before since they said they needed someone who was better equipped to do it faster.. Enough said about my wish list for fear of focusing on my own 'shopping list'... Wouldn't want to upset anyone...
Seriously Henrik, we have hit the real estate trail but that seems to be tied up and they also want it really for really cheap.. Too cheap..!
We have also done countless door knocks, flyers and advertising in the all the local rags.. We only had one taker from that.. We also rented an areas in the local shopping centre but its really hard and expensive to rent.. I love taking baby photos... and portraits.. but parents just don't want to spend the money..
A friend of ours who has been in photography for many years and is currently traveling around Australia, says that he doesn't get much paid work these days at all.. So he is giving up and moving back to Bundaberg for a while..
I have had more inquires with the VR stuff than anything else.. I have lost at least 3 good jobs for not having the right gear.. They ask me what gear I had.. I assume they also asked the other tenders this too.. I have seen their work but its not so nice.. They do not use kolor software either.. They have in fact phoned me on a couple of occasions asking me how to do certain things.. I said I was unable help since I don't use EasyPano Software... They might have the better gear but they sure don't now much about how to make a VR.. oh well.. They use the MK pano head..
I have researched and come to the conclusion that for features, value for money and good engineering, the VR Drive II is the best option... It also has some nice assessors.. When they make the Nadir Adaptor I will buy one of those too..
So the plan now is to buy the VR Drive II + Quality Mode with the 1.4 lens as you suggested.. but keep with m D90 for now.. Can I assume that the AF-S is the one I should be buying??? and I will be looking more into the 85mm f/1.4.. this is a nice lens..
PS.. is this the one.. http://www.eglobaldigitalcameras.com.au/nikon-af-s-nikkor-50mm-f1.4g-lenses.html
This mob seem to have the best price.. also for the D3s.. no one has it cheaper...
Primary School Teacher - Hobby Virtual Tours and 3D/360 Object/Product Photographer - Our aim is to create a 3D/360 Virtual Tour Shop/Store with links to 3D/360 degree products. My gear, VR Drive II - D90 - Nikon 10.5 fisheye - Nikon D800 with Nikon-Nikkor 14-24 - NOVOFLEX Magic Balance - Acratech GP Ball-head - Nodal Ninja 4 + RD-16 Rotor - Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod