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    hello, i planning to buy a prime lens but confusing now in between
    1) AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
    2) AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ...................... because of the budget problem, i give up to think about AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G ...
    plz give me some sugestion, thx for kindness...thx...

    anybody have comment about lens--Tamron 18~270mm?

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    Must be Nikkor?

    18-270 is pretty good range but Tamron has a somewhat inconsistent qc from what i read so if you are intend on buying, look for shop that has a few copy for you to test.
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    hi, Reportage...emm, can u give me other suggestion beside nikkor ? thx..

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    Quote Originally Posted by childgarden View Post
    hello, i planning to buy a prime lens but confusing now in between
    1) AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
    2) AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ...................... because of the budget problem, i give up to think about AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G ...
    plz give me some sugestion, thx for kindness...thx...

    anybody have comment about lens--Tamron 18~270mm?
    If you don't need an AFS lens, buy a 50mm 1.8D, cheap and good. Personally, I went for the f/1.4D, no regrets though 50mm on a DX can be a bit too narrow. What do you usually shoot?
    Nikon D90 |18-200mm f/3.5-5.6|50mm f/1.4D|28mm f2.8 | SB600

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    rent a Sigma 30mm. If you like it, save up for it. On a crop camera, its just nice for head~shoulder portraits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drchow View Post
    If you don't need an AFS lens, buy a 50mm 1.8D, cheap and good. Personally, I went for the f/1.4D, no regrets though 50mm on a DX can be a bit too narrow. What do you usually shoot?
    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    rent a Sigma 30mm. If you like it, save up for it. On a crop camera, its just nice for head~shoulder portraits.
    I would feel that a 50 mm f1.4D on DX format would be most suitable for portrait. And the sigma 30 mm f1.4 on DX format to be suitable for candids and tighter general purpose shots.

    To be honest, a 30 (roughly 45 mm on DX) perspective can look awkward sometimes for portraiture. In the beginning i shot portraiture on 50 mm full-frame, now i move on to 85 mm or longer focal lengths as it simply looks more "flattering" to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by childgarden View Post
    hello, i planning to buy a prime lens but confusing now in between
    1) AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
    2) AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ...................... because of the budget problem, i give up to think about AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G ...
    plz give me some sugestion, thx for kindness...thx...

    anybody have comment about lens--Tamron 18~270mm?
    so you want to buy prime lens for the sake of saying "i want a prime lens"?


    you have the kit lens? figure out which focal length you like more. then buy that.

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    hijack with a super noob qs: can a prime lens change its aperture?

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    not cosidering sigma 50mm 1.4?
    Nikon D700, N24-70 f2.8, N70-200 f2.8, Sigma 50mm f1.4.

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    yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by baggiolee View Post
    hijack with a super noob qs: can a prime lens change its aperture?
    No, the lens cannot change the aperture.
    But you can change the aperture a) using the dial at camera; b) using aperture ring at the lens. Further details will depend on used camera and lens. Do note that certain lenses don't have aperture rings (Canon EF/EF-S, Nikon G and others..) and for certain lenses the aperture cannot be adjusted via camera (manual lenses or when using mount adapters).
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