Nikon D5000 w/AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

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Nikon D5000 w/AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

South of Market, San Francisco, California


Olympus E-P2, M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6

Adobe Camera Raw, nik Sharpener (raw presharpen), Topaz DeNoise 3, nik Silver Efex Pro, BorderFX

1/6sec @ ƒ5.2, iso 800, 36mm (72mm)



Marie’s new camera with my new lens. I bought the lens because it’s sharper and focuses on these new bodies.


Shooting notes: Obviously 1/6sec, even with image stabilization, could do with a higher ISO or better lighting. That’s why I chose to black and white it.


Editing notes: A lot of filtering was done in order to make the image look a lot better than it is. Some control points were added to dodge the camera deep in shadow—the film processing is very contrasty. I like the reverse contrast provided by the blue filter—the difference on a black camera (wood foreground) is subtle but noticeable. Of course, a lot of vignetting is going on. It’s nice you can choose the point in Silver Efex Pro.


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  • C/N N/G 5y

    Love the lens.
  • Terry Chay 5y

    @Ravages I haven’t tried it yet.

    @Andrew Alexander True that, but it’s going to have the 18-55 VR on it for a while, while Marie learns to use it.
  • SidAli Belhenniche 5y

    does the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G work perfectly on the D5000 ?
    is it worth buying for prtraits and low light photography ?
  • Terry Chay 5y

    @sidou1313: It works fine. I shot the 50 1.8D for a long time on my Nikon D70. A better lens for low light will probably be the 35mm f/1.4G DX because of the better value, but I also shoot a D3.
  • Ricardo Garcia 5y

    can the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G lens auto focus on the d5000?
  • Terry Chay 5y

  • adhani mj 5y


    how about 50mm 1.4d is it suite for d5000?. wondering which one to grab.. mmm
  • Terry Chay 5y

    No, it will not autofocus on that camera. Instead get the 35mm f/1.8G DX or the 50mm f/1.4G
  • db digital 3y

    excellent image. well done.
  • Terry Chay 3y

    @db digital Thank you. I should put that lens on my camera again. It's been a while.
  • Lewis 2y

    Beautiful camera and image. Nice image editing too :-).
  • Taimur Ali 2y

    Just loved it I have the same camera YAAY! (Y)
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Taken on January 22, 2010
  • ƒ/5.2
  • 36.0 mm
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