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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae

    If you don't know how to use it, no lens is worth the money.

    Why not rent first?
    There, bro Rashkae already gave a very good suggestion.

    If you're not sure, rent first.

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    Default Re: cant decide to get which prime lens! Sigma? Nikon?

    FYI, you can use any lenses to do a portrait of a person, kit lens is just as fine.

    portrait is not about getting the bokeh, sharpness

    portrait is about how the way you see your subject, telling people story about your subject with your camera.

    if you photos has no content, will be just a snapshot, whether you use kit lens or pro lens, it does not make any different, it is still a snapshot without any content.
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    Default Re: cant decide to get which prime lens! Sigma? Nikon?

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    for "inner peace", get the Nikon one. Get the best forget the rest

    The quotes are just a call away. For recommended shops, refer to the list in the Price Guides.


    *btw, since you said you are new to portraiture, why don't you use the kit lens first?*
    The problem is, there is no best among the 50mm... all are good in their own way, with strength in different areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangx3 View Post
    Alright,appreciate it man! Last question,d'you think Nikon 1.8G is worth the money?
    Which Nikon 1.8G?

    28mm/1.8G, 35mm/1.8G, 50mm/1.8G or 85mm/1.8G??

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    The problem is, there is no best among the 50mm... all are good in their own way, with strength in different areas.
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    Default Re: cant decide to get which prime lens! Sigma? Nikon?

    Did I miss it or something? Coz until now, I still don't know which focal length is TS talking about. And as some of you already mentioned, almost any focal length can be used for portraits...
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    Prolly the 50mm. Can't fathom the thought of a newbie having 2k of "spare cash" to invest in a nikkor 35/1.4 hahha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgecakes
    Prolly the 50mm. Can't fathom the thought of a newbie having 2k of "spare cash" to invest in a nikkor 35/1.4 hahha
    Why not? There's a lot of people with more than this amount of "spare cash". Nothing to do with newbie or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86

    Why not? There's a lot of people with more than this amount of "spare cash". Nothing to do with newbie or not.
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    Nikkor af.s 28mm F/1.8g :-P
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    I got 35mm 1.8G today for $279, fast enough for my toddler.

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    Brother your d5000 outdated already.

    You should get the new d800 or at least the d600.

    As for lens, the Nikon 85 1.4G without a doubt. Many say Sigma one cheaper and as good but that is often only if they get a good copy, with 3rd party lens there is a lot of tikan and gambling hlaf the time you end up with a piece that needs to be returned for adjustments. Also pro experiencr with my friend is that it doesnt hold up or last as good as the nikon version. Only a few weeks of use it starts to go soft and develop focusing errors. Very troublesome one lah. If you newbie donno how to see, best stick to original for piece of mind.

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    Outdated D5000 ? Hmmm .. i understand ur point ... Expensive equipment = nice photo.

    No wonder i seen ppl shooting jpeg on auto mode, auto iso, on D4 .. so guys, if u want nice photo, just buy the most exp equipment u can afford .. confirm the cam will produce best photo even if u close ur eyes and shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miao View Post
    Outdated D5000 ? Hmmm .. i understand ur point ... Expensive equipment = nice photo.

    No wonder i seen ppl shooting jpeg on auto mode, auto iso, on D4 .. so guys, if u want nice photo, just buy the most exp equipment u can afford .. confirm the cam will produce best photo even if u close ur eyes and shoot.
    Yes, exactly! The D4 is a great recommendation as well, the focusing fast and good. Shoot with eyes closed pics still sharp. If pictures still no good, can try other brands like Leica.

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    suggest that thread starter try shooting portraits outdoors on the Tele end, getting close enough to subject for half or just full body . the depth of field effect might be quite surprisingly interesting .

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    FYI, you can use any lenses to do a portrait of a person, kit lens is just as fine.

    portrait is not about getting the bokeh, sharpness

    portrait is about how the way you see your subject, telling people story about your subject with your camera.

    if you photos has no content, will be just a snapshot, whether you use kit lens or pro lens, it does not make any different, it is still a snapshot without any content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonB
    Brother your d5000 outdated already.

    You should get the new d800 or at least the d600.

    As for lens, the Nikon 85 1.4G without a doubt. Many say Sigma one cheaper and as good but that is often only if they get a good copy, with 3rd party lens there is a lot of tikan and gambling hlaf the time you end up with a piece that needs to be returned for adjustments. Also pro experiencr with my friend is that it doesnt hold up or last as good as the nikon version. Only a few weeks of use it starts to go soft and develop focusing errors. Very troublesome one lah. If you newbie donno how to see, best stick to original for piece of mind.
    Lol This has got to be the most poisonous and dumb advice thus far

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonB

    Yes, exactly! The D4 is a great recommendation as well, the focusing fast and good. Shoot with eyes closed pics still sharp. If pictures still no good, can try other brands like Leica.
    U obviously cannot sense miao's sarcasm LOL
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    Default Re: cant decide to get which prime lens! Sigma? Nikon?

    you see,

    upgrade experiences take years,

    upgrade equipment you can do it instantly as long you have the dough.


    most people want instant gratification, that explains why people seeking rely on gears instead of building their crafts with hard work plus tears and sweat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    you see,

    upgrade experiences take years,

    upgrade equipment you can do it instantly as long you have the dough.

    most people want instant gratification, that explains why people seeking rely on gears instead of building their crafts with hard work plus tears and sweat.
    Well said -applause-
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    Not to offence anyone, just that would like to advise you guys what's the true meaning of photography ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma
    wise man told me :
    newbie look for gear
    advanced users look for light
    masters look for vision
    then how about people that look for feet?
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