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50mm Love | by Studio d'Xavier
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50mm Love

My Nikon F, F2 and Nikkormat all sported nifty fifties. Ten years ago, I never would have thought I would become dependent on that newfangled auto focus technology. When I moved into the digital age, I became spoiled on auto focus and eventually bought a 50mm AF-D. My D200s with the MD200 and my D2X are wonderful cameras but they are heavy. Not the ideal kit to tote around all day. I thought a lightweight Nikon D5000 would make a great walkaround camera. So, I ordered a refurbished one along with a lens that would zoom from 18mm to 70mm. Should be perfect, I thought.


I never knew how much I would miss my 50mm lens. My AF-D 50mm would not auto focus on the D5000, so I found myself using the D5000 less and less.


A couple of days ago another gold box arrived at Studio d'Xavier. A Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.8 G rested inside. I put it on the D5000. Whammo! I'm infatuated all over again.


Booze and Bokeh used to be a common theme at FGR and TRP. It's also quite cliche'.


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Taken on July 23, 2011