The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR and the Nikon 50mm f1.4D for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Nikon 50mm f1.4D is the longer of the two lenses at 43mm. The Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR with a length of 39mm is 4mm shorter. On the other hand, the Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR has a larger diameter of 73mm compared to Nikon 50mm f1.4D's 65mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR weighs 144g, which means it is 86g (37%) lighter than the Nikon 50mm f1.4D which has a weight of 230g.
Both Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR and Nikon 50mm f1.4D has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR is also available in Canon EF , Fujifilm X, Pentax KAF and Sony Alpha mounts.
Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 45mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 67.5mm.
Nikon 50mm f1.4D is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 75mm.