I love low-light performance. Nowadays a large majority of my photogs involve indoor photographing of the fam. Our living room is quite dim. For my birthday, my parents bought me the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens. I love it. I borrowed my work’s 50mm f/1.4 lens previously, but I found that a 50mm lens on a DX body (D100) doesn’t bode well for indoor family shots. It wasn’t wide-angle enough. So the 35mm 1.8 works like a dream.
Now Noktor has a 50mm f/0.95 lens (Four-thirds mount only for now) Momma mia! Talk about extreme low-light performance. I love the softness of the Nikon 35mm 1.8, but 0.95 could prove to be too extreme and tricky. Most people shots work best when one or both of the subject’s eyes are in focus. Trying to get a 0.95 lens to focus on a moving two-year old’s eye could be very frustrating. Plus I already know 50mm doesn’t work for family photos. So I know the new Noktor lens (and it’s $750 price tag) isn’t for me, but it’d still be fun to play around with.