I’m a bokeh addict. My love for bokeh exist long before I even think of getting a DSLR.
What is bokeh? Bokeh are the out of focus areas in a picture. They’re real treat to the eyes. Blur, soft & mellowy… making the focus only area jump out of the picture (shallow depth of field).
What has bokeh got to do with the 50mm lens? Well, the 50mm (f/1.4 or f/1.8) are the most loved lens by bokeh fanatics as they produce the loveliest sharpness & bokeh!
I bought my Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens 1 day shy of my DSLR 7th months anniversary.
The first picture I took from the new 50mm lens is my current kit lens.
My what a treasure I’ve found!!! I’m so in love with this lens baby!
As I was sitting in the shop trying out the new lens, my heart call out for the f/1.4 which retails at around RM1k~RM1.8k. I can get the f/1.4D at RM1k. But after much thought I choose the f/1.8D instead which I bought at RM400. See? Different by RM600. I choose to save the money now and buy a better zoom lens with fast f/2.8 aperture later. Kekeke (mimpi aje…few ‘k’s ohh) I decided not to try the f/1.4 lens fearing I will change my heart. Haha Besides many people said f/1.8 is good enough.
The 50mm f/1.8 is known as standard prime lens. Its wide aperture allows me to shoot in low light condition (stand aside kit lens!). Being a ‘clueless’ person I’d finally figured out why my kit lens won’t produce the sharpness that I want and it fails me many times in low light. Grrrr. With the f/1.8, I can now shoot Chester and my food picture with great satisfaction.
The fur behind his ear is the softest. Ahhh nice…
Charcoal bamboo bread anyone? I’ve never seen a black color bread before so I bought a loaf and try it. Taste is sweet. From Tong Kee.
Another ‘ulu’ thing I want to share is prior to purchasing this lens, I’ve never change a lens before. Now? I’m a pro liao. I didn’t take off the 50mm lens for 3 weeks. But I finally took it off because I need my kit lens for some other reason.
All in all 50mm f/1.8D is the lens to go if you’re a bokeh lover. It’s especially for those who want a cheap but good performance fast prime lens. And this lens is very light too!