Lenses are the window to our world!


Every photographer chooses the lenses which enhance & express their photographic style & vision. On this blog I'd like to share images taken with what I call:

"Boutique Lenses"

For me a lens only deserves to be called a "boutique lens" if it can demonstrate the following characteristics:

  1. Ultra-fast aperture resulting in a razor thin focal plane (pre-requisite to the following items)

  2. Attractive bokeh, with a smooth transition from in-focus to out-of-focus areas

  3. Good sharpness in the focal plane already at largest / larger apertures (> f/2)

  4. Acceptable lens aberrations (distortion, vignette, coma, lateral & longitudinal CA, …)

Nikon's AF-S 58mm f/1.4G lens is one of the most prominent examples of such a "boutique lens" ...

Next to magically fulfilling all of the above criteria it has an eight mm longer focal length than other so called "normal" lenses, lending its name to this Blog: fifty8mm (a fifty with 8mm more)!

Currently I consider 2 of my lenses to be "boutique lenses":

  • Nikon AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

  • Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.4E

I´d love to get inspiration from your constructive feedback & comments - Please feel welcome here, enjoy your stay and thanks for visiting! If you'd like to contact me, please visit my contact page!

For those of youse interested in further reading regarding Nikon’s magnificent 58mm prime, please also head over to Donald Barnat’s blog 50’Lux showcasing loads of lovely images shot with this magic lens! Enjoy your photography,

Many thanks & best regards,

Hendrik Hazeu

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