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    Default What are the next cheapest prime lens to the 50mm?

    Just wondering what other good lens to start apart from the 50mm that's reasonable in prices? I have a Nikon body (D50).

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    kit lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by attap seed View Post
    kit lens
    Unless the kit lens is a prime lens. Nowadays usually zoom leh ..

    Absolute pricing wise the 28mm f2.8 might be cheaper than the 50mm 1.4, but would you not want to get a focal length that you need instead on basing on price ?

    Third party / Used / old manual focusing ones are cheaper

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    Opps misread :P

    Here is the price list for relative comparison.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292045

    Which one to start is subjective, I got a few wider angle ones but after I gotten a wide angle zoom I did not use them much anymore.

    The 35mm might approximate that of a 50mm on a DX sensor, if you are used to using the trusty 50mm on the film days

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    Default Re: What are the next cheapest prime lens to the 50mm?

    Quote Originally Posted by MRSAMO View Post
    Just wondering what other good lens to start apart from the 50mm that's reasonable in prices? I have a Nikon body (D50).
    Maybe asking this question in Nikon forum will give more responses. You can also check the price lists there. The term "reasonable" depends on context, especially budgetary one

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    Hmmm... Must it be a prime lens? Nikon manufacturers several value-for-money zoom lenses...

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    Default Re: What are the next cheapest prime lens to the 50mm?

    28,35,24,20,85,180,105 many more.... according to price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Opps misread :P

    Here is the price list for relative comparison.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292045

    Which one to start is subjective, I got a few wider angle ones but after I gotten a wide angle zoom I did not use them much anymore.

    The 35mm might approximate that of a 50mm on a DX sensor, if you are used to using the trusty 50mm on the film days

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    old old old manual focus fixed focal length lens... eg 35mm f2.8, 28mm f2.8 etc
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    Default Re: What are the next cheapest prime lens to the 50mm?

    I think for AF prime.. 50mm is the cheapest...

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    Default Re: What are the next cheapest prime lens to the 50mm?

    Thanks guys, I want to buy a prime lens for my sister who is unfortunately holding a Canon :-P Would get the 50mm for her but wondering if there is anything else.
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    Default Re: What are the next cheapest prime lens to the 50mm?

    Quote Originally Posted by MRSAMO View Post
    Thanks guys, I want to buy a prime lens for my sister who is unfortunately holding a Canon :-P Would get the 50mm for her but wondering if there is anything else.
    There is a Canon EF 50mm F1.4, but it cost more than twice of the F1.8...

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    I have 3 primes. 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.8 and 100mm Macro.

    Personally, I use the 35mm most.

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    Default Re: What are the next cheapest prime lens to the 50mm?

    Quote Originally Posted by MRSAMO View Post
    Thanks guys, I want to buy a prime lens for my sister who is unfortunately holding a Canon :-P Would get the 50mm for her but wondering if there is anything else.
    There is, have a look here: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...131801&page=33
    In addition, there are CZ lenses, either with adapter (older ones) or EF mount (3 new types).
    I'd also recommend getting something wider as walkabout lens, 50mm can be a bit tight already.

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    Thanks Octarine for the price list! I think I'll just get her the 50mm for a start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRSAMO View Post
    Thanks Octarine for the price list! I think I'll just get her the 50mm for a start.
    Curious... are you getting her the 1.4 or 1.8?

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    Default Re: What are the next cheapest prime lens to the 50mm?

    What's your advice for taking baby shots? I think the 1.4 offers better bokeh effects but the 1.8 may be easier for day to day stuff, which I think she'll appreciate. And of course, the 1.8 is much cheaper.
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    Default Re: What are the next cheapest prime lens to the 50mm?

    Quote Originally Posted by MRSAMO View Post
    What's your advice for taking baby shots? I think the 1.4 offers better bokeh effects but the 1.8 may be easier for day to day stuff, which I think she'll appreciate. And of course, the 1.8 is much cheaper.
    I think she may not use F1.4 very often.. coz even on the 50mm F1.8, the bokeh may be too much... hence alot of people uses F2 or F2.4 which is more than enough....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRSAMO View Post
    What's your advice for taking baby shots? I think the 1.4 offers better bokeh effects but the 1.8 may be easier for day to day stuff, which I think she'll appreciate. And of course, the 1.8 is much cheaper.




    I'm taking a lot of pictures of my newborn these days. For these pics, I used the 50mm at f/2.8.

    But it's good to have a couple of cheaper prime lenses at your disposal... so that your creativity will not be restricted... I use the 35mm for half body shots of my wife and baby... or you may wish to consider the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS. Heard really good things about that one.

    Some advice on taking nice baby pics:
    1. Get in real close... anything else other than the baby are usually noise.
    2. ISO800 is usually a good idea. So that you can get the shutter speed up since the baby is constantly moving. (Unless you are taking a sleeping baby of course)
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    I find at f1.4, DOF is too shallow for potraiture. Since it's mainly baby photos, 50mm f1.8 will suffice creating excellent bokeh. And the best part is that it does not burn a huge hole in the pocket.
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