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    hello, just wanna ask if i get a prime lens 50mm f1.8, should i sell away my 18-55mm kit lens?

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    Unless you're 100% sure that you can survive on that focal length alone, no.

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    If I were you, I wouldn't sell it away. Because the prime lens can't zoom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by songhan View Post
    hello, just wanna ask if i get a prime lens 50mm f1.8, should i sell away my 18-55mm kit lens?
    Why not get the 50mm first and then decide?
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    1st of all, you need to know 18-55 and 50f1.8 will give you different 'user feeling'.
    Have you try to take photo using your 18-55, fix at 50 mm focal length?
    If you really like the focal length, you might sell away.

    As suggest by CS TAN, why don't get 50 mm 1st. After all, 50f1.8 is quite cheap compare other lenses, so should fine for you, unless you really tight on budget, then I would suggest you keep using your zoom lens 1st

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    I think TS got a better lens in mind, 18-300?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VainKid View Post
    I think TS got a better lens in mind, 18-300?
    18-300???

    anyway TS, keep ur kit lens for daily walkabout...

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    Keep the 18-55. Its very handy, useful, quality, value for $, if you really dont want it, pass me lah~
    Already abused my D40 and D80 for my flickr

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    The auto-focus on the 50mm F1.8 is pretty slow in addition you may accidently break your auto-focus on the 50mm if you are not careful(had some friends who broke theirs), so it would be best to keep your 17-55mm.

    Get the 50mm from OP, I got mine at about $115(need to bargain).
    2nd hand ones are about $80.

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    Nope
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    If I'm you, I won't sell it as 50mm can't really do landscapes..
    Worse, 75mm on a crop-factor body.

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    keep the lens as it can be used to shoot normal outing photos
    Last edited by xtin88; 14th December 2009 at 11:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by songhan View Post
    hello, just wanna ask if i get a prime lens 50mm f1.8, should i sell away my 18-55mm kit lens?
    Each has its own use and it can complement one another. Why wud u wan to sell?
    That said, it also depends on ur shooting style.. But one thing for sure, there's limitation to 50mm (esp on APC cropped sensor), believe me, u will need ur 18-55mm :
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    alright , thanks everyone for the reply. i guess i should just try it out 1st before i decide on anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by songhan View Post
    alright , thanks everyone for the reply. i guess i should just try it out 1st before i decide on anything
    these 2 lens serve different purposes. try it out before you decide on anything
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    Unless you are shooting only for portrait or studio work if not you should keep you 18-55. Btw buy first and you get yourself an answer.

    Quote Originally Posted by songhan View Post
    hello, just wanna ask if i get a prime lens 50mm f1.8, should i sell away my 18-55mm kit lens?
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