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    Which lens should I get first? 35mm f1.8G or 85mm f3.5G micro?

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    You should get an idea of which you need after using the kit lens for a while.

    Because other people won't know which one more suitable for you.
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    It depends on what you normally shoot

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    totally 2 different kind of lenses of different kind of use.. so if u need to ask this..
    answer is - Dont buy. Do more research or shoot more..

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    Default Re: Which lens should i get first?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Lim View Post
    Which lens should I get first? 35mm f1.8G or 85mm f3.5G micro?
    what is the purpose of owning the above lenses?

    if you have no ideal, how can we even know better?
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    I enjoy macro photography.. But I feel that I need a 1.8 lens for low light condition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Lim View Post
    I enjoy macro photography.. But I feel that I need a 1.8 lens for low light condition
    for macro the longer the range the better, consider the lens capability (1:1 magnification)....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Lim
    I enjoy macro photography.. But I feel that I need a 1.8 lens for low light condition
    How low is your low light? Are you gonna use it often?? :O strictly speaking you can only do true macro with a macro lens.
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    Okay.

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    Default Re: Which lens should i get first?

    Cheap way to get into macro : get the 35mm 1.8g and a raynox 250a. for easy way into the world of macro shooting. then once you master it, get a good macro lens like a 100mm f2.8 or a 200mm f4.

    The 35mm can also serve as your walkabout lens.

    as far i know about macros is that the key thing is lighting and that may make or break your picture.( i maybe wrong though and maybe a pro can answer that better)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kane-rulez
    Cheap way to get into macro : get the 35mm 1.8g and a raynox 250a. for easy way into the world of macro shooting. then once you master it, get a good macro lens like a 100mm f2.8 or a 200mm f4.

    The 35mm can also serve as your walkabout lens.

    as far i know about macros is that the key thing is lighting and that may make or break your picture.( i maybe wrong though and maybe a pro can answer that better)
    Not a pro but I agree lighting is a very important part of macro, so pay attention to the flash and diffuser as well, not only the lens. Another part is the focusing, sharpness and details is also important in macro.

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    Default Re: Which lens should i get first?

    I don't know much about macro photography... but I don't think anyone would want to shoot their subject at that close at f1.8. Because at that type of distance, DOF is going to be as thin as paper and if the aperture is opened too wide, most of your subject will be blurred.
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