Best Wedding Photography & Portrait Lenses 50mm Prime Lens

50mmf1.4GII

Its all in the Gear

I was always asked what gear I use and how important it is to have the right gear. Here is my thoughts about the right gear. 

You have heard  that it is not the gear but the photographer. It is True. A photographer with knowlegde would take great pictures even with a simple camera. Because he knows how the light works, he know the composition, he know the limitation of his gear and can use all this to his advantage. But a good photographer without the right gear won't be able to creat art either. Right gear is what you need when you as a photographer find your way after exploring all the beautiful and  different ways of photography. When you know what is interesting for you to shoot, what you want to express with your picture, what you want to show. 

To me as a wedding and fashion photographer right gear is fast lenses, when shooting low light in wedding receptions for example.

And here is one of my favourite lenses that never leaves my sight.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

Key features:

  • Fast f1.4 Prime Nikkor lens
  • Normal angle of view on Full frame camera or 35mm Film cameras
  • Ideal for Portrait on DX cameras approximating the angle of view similar to that of a 75mm lens on a Nikon FX-format digital SLR or a 35mm film camera
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Rounded 9-blade diaphragm
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
  • Close focusing to 1.5 feet

Tech Specs:

  • Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
  • Focal Length 50mm
  • Maximum Aperture f/1.4
  • Minimum Aperture f/16
  • Format FX/35mm
  • Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 31°30'
  • Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 46°
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.15x
  • Lens Elements 8
  • Lens Groups 7
  • Compatible Format(s) FXDX, FX in DX Crop Mode 35mm Film
  • Diaphragm Blades 9
  • Distance Information Yes
  • Super Integrated Coating Yes
  • Autofocus Yes
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
  • Minimum Focus Distance 1.5 ft. (0.45m)
  • Focus Mode Auto, Manuel, Manuel Auto
  • G-type Yes
  • Filter Size 58mm
  • Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
  • Approx. Dimensions 73.5 x 54.2mm (Diameter x Length)
  • Approx. Weight 280g
  • Bellow are samples of the 50mm f1.4 G processed on lightroom
1:160f1.4iso1600

Wedding Cake, 

50mmf1.4 at f1.4 1/125th  ISO1500 

  • Landscapes, street photography, snapshots,
  • 50mm f1.4 at f8 1/80th ISO200
1:200f1.4iso500
  •  Wedding Photography
  • 50mmf1.4   at  f1.4 1/100th ISO 500
  • Close up
  • 50mm f1.4 at f1.4 1/250th ISO200
  • Portrait Studio shoot
  •  50mm f1.4 at f 9 1/250th ISO100
  • Sunset
  • 50mmf1.4   at  f16 1/40th ISO 200
UncategorizedAli Rahim