the lens, not the spirits
Better with B l a c k M a g i c
(in a bit of a rush today after spending last night in CT, with 400 miles on car and body - I want to post one picture a day!)
This is a photo taken with the 30 year old 50mm F1.8 I acquired last weekend (shot at f4 here). Not only is the build quality wonderful, but the sharpness is exquisite. At f1.8 it is only slightly less sharp (the grain of the paper label is less pronounced). The 28mm E series lens I obtained with the same set of lenses cannot compare in terms of sharpness, unfortunately.
I do suggest looking at the original resolution:
Hopewell Township, New Jersey, USA
50mm f1.8 Nikkor Manual Focus, non-CPU
50 mm, f/4.0