while trying out my new 50mmf/1.8 Nikkor lens, I'm getting a HUGE amount of purple fringing in the well lit areas.. whats up? any ideas?
Hmmmm...I don't think the white balance is off by that much....I'm seeing the photo is heavy on cyan in some of the white areas, which is not at all uncomon when shooting with daylight temperature florescent light sources...and it's easily correctible with post photo editing software.What you're seeing is known as "chromatic abberation". It's most prevelant in areas of black and white; or, as seen in your photo, an area where there's a lot of reflection.
In my experience, this is almost always caused by the lens. The quality of the optics has the single biggest influence on this.
Another thing I notice is that your white balance appears to be off quite a bit. What type of lighting are you using? You might want to compensate for that, as that could have some impact, as well...