Well, not really. Using the D700 isn't exactly 'cutting edge' anymore... but the newish 50mm f/1.8G is :) I really like this lens. Not only is it much faster with AF over the 1.4G, but optically it's even a bit sharper wide-open.
This shot was taken during a lull in pool action. f/4.
Here's a few more recent shots using the 50mm f/1.8G:
I recommend the 1.8G over the 1.4G for anything moving or for using wider apertures predominately. The 1.4G would be better for those that really need the 1.4 and for landscape photography as it's a bit sharper after 5.6 from what I've seen.
Both are good lenses... can't say you won't go wrong with either do to the AF difference but that depends more on your intended use.
Great weather and great light today. Had to run a few errands so I kept it pretty simple. D700 and 35mm f/2D (working on a review). It's a fabulous lens, and one of my favorites, though, it isn't great for everything. More on that later.
Having shot the Olympus E-M5 for most of the previous week (still formulating an opinion for a review), the D700 is beastly. Everything about it is more... both good and bad. Heavy, loud shutter, and big lenses. On the other hand, big sensor and big image quality. I love it. Coupled with a good prime there isn't much beating it (depending on your needs).
I'll have more comparison thoughts with the E-M5 coming soon.
Got out with the D700 yesterday for a quick walk to enjoy some of the late day light and weather. This park always has some hidden treasures waiting to be captured. I really like how the light hits certain parts of the park at around 5pm-6pm this time of year. GREAT spot for portraits and nature / detail photography.