In all my hastiness to shoot with my new 50mm lens, I totally did not remind myself one very important rule - the inverse focal length rule. I did shared earlier on the various settings you need to configure on the Nikon D90 (which still stands) but I believe I left out two critical ones
- Ensure shutter speed is operating at 1/50 second or faster at all time (Menu ISO Sensitivity Settings)
- Bring the Center-weighted area diameter to 6mm instead of the default 8mm (Menu B3)
In the department of weight and bulk balance when the Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D is on the Nikon D90 (together with the MB-D80 battery grip), I am pleasantly surprised to find it so comfortably carried over my neck, making it such a pleasant day of day shoot. I used to only be able to sling it over my right shoulder when the Nikkor 18-105mm kit lens is in place.
Another new day, another new discovery!