Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

I have been shopping around for a prime lens for my Nikkon D90. I was looking at the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G. It’s super fast and it works great in low light. It’s a great walk around lens as well. In addition, it also takes great portraits and landscapes. You can find a find several reviews of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G at

Testfreaks is a great site if you are doing comparison shopping. They collect product information and reviews from several thousand sources. You can practically find any electronic product you want at testfreak.

So, I’ve been reading hundreds of product and user reviews of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G. Testfreak rates it at 9.4. The cheapest price is $429 at Amazons. Maybe one day, I’ll make the bold move to purchase this piece of glass. At the moment, I’m still using my 18-200mm VR lens, but I can’t wait to work with a 1.4 50mm prime lens.

In the meantime, it’s cold and rainy in Northern California. What happened to Spring?


Here’s a nice article about gPhoto, a command line program in Linux capable of intereacting with your digital camera. It can read your camera settings or download images to your desktop. Nikon and Canon have their own proprietary programs, but they run on Windows. gPhoto will work with a good number of cameras. The writer on this article tested on his Nikon D80. I have a Nikon D90. Interesting. I might as well check this program and see what it can do. Since the gPhoto runs on the command line, the possibilities are endless from scheduling backups, resizing images to creating thumbnails.