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    Default nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-s or 35mm f2 AF-D?

    hello gurus and newbies alike... i've decided on getting a 35mm prime lens for my D5000, but am confused on wether to have the f1.8 AF-s DX or the f2 AF-D. i know the AF-D won't AF on my cam but it's ok with me, i've used the 50mm f1.8 AF-D before (just sold it coz i find it too tight). anyways, performance wise... which is which between these two 35's? price wise... which one is well worth it? am gonna use it for close up shots. anybody who have tried these lenses, please do share your opinion and suggestions, thank you very much!
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    Default Re: nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-s or 35mm f2 AF-D?

    what lens do you have?

    have you tried using close up filters?....can stack them.
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    Default Re: nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-s or 35mm f2 AF-D?

    Go read the technical specifications on the 2 lenses from Nikon website.

    You'll see that the 35 f2 AF-D has a minimum focusing distance of 25cm and that the newer 35 f1.8 AF-S has a minimum of 30cm instead.

    If you don't mind the manual focuisng and want a closer focusing distance... you'll know which one to get.
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    Default Re: nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-s or 35mm f2 AF-D?

    35mm f1.8 afs is my pick.you can always add a canon 500d close-up filter

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    Default Re: nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-s or 35mm f2 AF-D?

    To TS, D5000 doesn't have an autofocus motor built into the body so the AF-D will become MF.
    You want AF, then you must get 35mm F1.8 AF-S

    Quote Originally Posted by PrimePhotog View Post
    35mm f1.8 afs is my pick.you can always add a canon 500d close-up filter
    An excerpt from a website talking about the 500D


    "Close-up lenses are cheaper than dedicated macro lenses, but more expensive than extension tubes"...
    "A dedicated macro lens will give better results, but I've been very satisfied with the
    quality of pictures taken using the 500D.


    "They give a much better working distance than extension tubes, but the two can be combined to produce
    greater magnification. They are very handy to use with 300/400 focal lengths: you can slip the filter into
    your camera bag or pocket when you're out and just screw it on the lens, if you spot something small,
    but photogenic. Although, depth of field is quite small, so handholding while possible is far from ideal."


    Quoted from http://www.rogercavanagh.com/helpinf...00d-2.stm#pros


    You may have a problem with the very off centre weight due to the close up filter being a heavy piece of glass right at the front.

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    Default Re: nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-s or 35mm f2 AF-D?

    The 35mm 1.8 is a DX which means meant for crop bodies, if you are looking foward to upgrading to a FF soon, 35mm f2 would be a good choice.

    but it all stands between the AF and MF part.

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    Default Re: nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-s or 35mm f2 AF-D?

    You may have a problem with the very off centre weight due to the close up filter being a heavy piece of glass right at the front.
    Not really...The 52mm version is not that heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    what lens do you have?

    have you tried using close up filters?....can stack them.
    hi, thanks for dropping by in this thread... i currently have a tamron 17-50mm f2.8 in-built motor, and a nikkor 55-200mm f4-5.6 AF-s VR. i also have a +4close up filter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Go read the technical specifications on the 2 lenses from Nikon website.

    You'll see that the 35 f2 AF-D has a minimum focusing distance of 25cm and that the newer 35 f1.8 AF-S has a minimum of 30cm instead.

    If you don't mind the manual focuisng and want a closer focusing distance... you'll know which one to get.
    thanks for this info Zac08!
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    any users of these two lenses got pictures taken with these to share? thank you!
    Why so serious... Son?

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    Default Re: nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-s or 35mm f2 AF-D?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wurdelak View Post
    any users of these two lenses got pictures taken with these to share? thank you!
    35mm f/2D
    http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/r...3/d2f6fdb3.jpg

    I don't have 35mm f/1.8, can't comment.

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    Default Re: nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-s or 35mm f2 AF-D?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wurdelak View Post
    hi, thanks for dropping by in this thread... i currently have a tamron 17-50mm f2.8 in-built motor, and a nikkor 55-200mm f4-5.6 AF-s VR. i also have a +4close up filter...
    If I had a 17-50 f/2.8, I would consider that to be fast enough, and a prime lens in that range to be a little superfluous. I dunno.... that's just me.
    Probably you want nicer bokeh?
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