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    Default Re: Undecided between 50mm 1.8g and 35mm 1.8g

    Quote Originally Posted by FuraCelest View Post
    I own a d90. And im finally decided to get myself a prime lens. But im torn between 50mm 1.8g and 35mm 1.8g. And some even say i should get a 50mm 1.8D instead because im using a d90.

    Im practically clueless and i dont wanna get the wrong thing. I did try to read up on the different lenses but all seems good and really not helping in the decision making.

    Would really appreciate some advice. Thanks!
    i quote for 35 1.8, cause after shooting u can corp if u want, 50 1.8 u can not give more frame picture...

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    Quote Originally Posted by troubleshooter
    i quote for 35 1.8, cause after shooting u can corp if u want, 50 1.8 u can not give more frame picture...
    Agreed.. Saw that on youtube. Anyways im on my way to funan to get the 35mm 1.8. Omg i cant wait lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuraCelest View Post
    Agreed.. Saw that on youtube. Anyways im on my way to funan to get the 35mm 1.8. Omg i cant wait lol.
    Enjoy your lens. I shoot with the 35mm f1.8G almost exclusively. It's a fantastic sharp lens with super creamy bokeh.

    If you shoot portraits a lot you will also want to get the 50mm (it's about $150+ new) or the 85mm f1.8G ($800-$1k) if you got the spare cash. Awesome bokeh without having to get so close to your subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbear1973

    Enjoy your lens. I shoot with the 35mm f1.8G almost exclusively. It's a fantastic sharp lens with super creamy bokeh.

    If you shoot portraits a lot you will also want to get the 50mm (it's about $150+ new) or the 85mm f1.8G ($800-$1k) if you got the spare cash. Awesome bokeh without having to get so close to your subject.
    Gulp.... Maybe one day i'll get that. But im really excited about the creamy bokeh u mentioned. xp

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    Some sample here, taken on 35mm DX with D7000.
    But only the image size a bit small & hope u can see clearly.





    Thanks
    Last edited by rain5533; 13th June 2012 at 04:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuraCelest View Post
    Gulp.... Maybe one day i'll get that. But im really excited about the creamy bokeh u mentioned. xp
    Can get the 50mm first. BnS usually have in the $100+ price range. Both lenses also have very nice bokeh balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbear1973

    Can get the 50mm first. BnS usually have in the $100+ price range. Both lenses also have very nice bokeh balls.
    That's the AF 50mm f/1.8D right? Unfortunately, I don't think highly of the image quality it produces. Going for the AF-S 50mm f/1.8G is so much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbear1973
    If you shoot portraits a lot you will also want to get the 50mm (it's about $150+ new) or the 85mm f1.8G ($800-$1k) if you got the spare cash.
    I don't think the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G is that expensive. Should be less than S$700. Or am I mistaken?
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    S$ 326 bought 3 months back from slrr@funan
    I had a similar conundrum. In the end I bought BOTH but at second hand prices. $110 for the 50 1.8D and $280 for the 35. So in all I spent about $390 and both are still in excellent condition 8 months later.

    BTW I tend to use more of the 50mm. No particular reason other than personal preference. I keep the 35 around still as it's handy to have.

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    I have just bought the 35mm. Super delicious bokeh-ness. Paid $327 at sslr. Awesome. Didnt need to back up more compared to 50mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoeniix

    I had a similar conundrum. In the end I bought BOTH but at second hand prices. $110 for the 50 1.8D and $280 for the 35. So in all I spent about $390 and both are still in excellent condition 8 months later.

    BTW I tend to use more of the 50mm. No particular reason other than personal preference. I keep the 35 around still as it's handy to have.
    $280 u top up about 40 bucks you can buy 1st hand )

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    Quote Originally Posted by troubleshooter View Post
    i quote for 35 1.8, cause after shooting u can corp if u want, 50 1.8 u can not give more frame picture...
    Following your logic... everyone should shoot UWA instead... so can crop all the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    I don't think the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G is that expensive. Should be less than S$700. Or am I mistaken?
    85/1.8G is selling for aslightly under 600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123

    85/1.8G is selling for aslightly under 600.
    Ah. Yes. The S$590 range eh. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123

    85/1.8G is selling for aslightly under 600.
    Hmm ok. I got the price range off eBay in the first week it came out. Guess its fallen quite a lot.
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    Hmm ok. I got the price range off eBay in the first week it came out. Guess its fallen quite a lot.
    and you thought that was an accurate price indicator? hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuraCelest
    I have just bought the 35mm. Super delicious bokeh-ness. Paid $327 at sslr. Awesome. Didnt need to back up more compared to 50mm.
    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow

    Ah. Yes. The S$590 range eh. Nice.
    The 85mm is not suitable for DX crop sensor.
    Especially on HDB indoor shoots.

    Anywhere the 85mm is just depend you need more Tele feels or portrait shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbear1973

    Hmm ok. I got the price range off eBay in the first week it came out. Guess its fallen quite a lot.
    Just simple way go to JB Angsana, there have fews shop is selling under $600.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rain5533

    The 85mm is not suitable for DX crop sensor.
    Especially on HDB indoor shoots.

    Anywhere the 85mm is just depend you need more Tele feels or portrait shots.
    I think it's quite nice actually, but yes for outdoor shots. It lets you get bokeh without getting too close to your subject, which in turn lets you flatten the background. The 35mm will give you bokeh in a portrait but the background might look "too deep".
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