19th March 2004, 05:25 PM
28-80mm F2.8 / 50mm F1.8 lens ??
If I intend to get a 28-80mm F2.8 lens. Do I still need a 50mm F1.8 lens ?
Is there a lot that I would be missing using by 50mm F2.8 (from 28-80 F2.8) as compared to 50mm F1.8?
Last edited by bigpicture; 19th March 2004 at 05:46 PM.
19th March 2004, 06:12 PM
you really dun need unless you really really really need to shoot at 50mm in dark condition. F2.8 quite fast already....
optically prime lens of coz better... unless you need your subject? (product that sharp)
I do not see the need.
19th March 2004, 10:15 PM
for now no need.
maybe some day u may be tempted to be able to shoot @ larger than f2
20th March 2004, 02:06 PM
haha clive was the one who also told me to go slow and not buy it so fast.
20th March 2004, 09:59 PM
hmm.. wat if u only have a choice, sigma 28-70 ex f/2.8 or nikkor afd 50mm f/1.8. which would u choose?
20th March 2004, 11:34 PM
the sigma one is more expensive you know. i choose the sigma because of versatilty
21st March 2004, 01:32 AM
22nd March 2004, 09:16 AM
Thanks Zekai, Clive...
I'll hold the 50mm f1.8 purchase till later then.
MooEy, there is a big price difference between the 2 lens.
1) Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 ~ $640
2) Nikkor 50mm f1.8 ~ $185
I'll prefer to go for the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 as compared to the Sigma 28-70mm f2.8. But i've heard that both lens are very good.