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    Default 50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F

    Newbie here. Wanted to get a prime wide lens. so which is more preferable? Need some advise from the expert here

    Thanks
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    Default Re: 50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F

    Quote Originally Posted by klodder View Post
    Newbie here. Wanted to get a prime wide lens. so which is more preferable? Need some advise from the expert here

    Thanks
    35mm f1.8 lens on a DX body is not consider wide lens.

    a recent discussion on similar topic, help needed for d5000 user - nikkor 35mm/F1.8 or 50mm/F1.8


    If you want to know more about the 35mm lens, NIkon 35mm F/1.8 G

    hope this help.
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    Default Re: 50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    35mm f1.8 lens on a DX body is not consider wide lens.

    a recent discussion on similar topic, help needed for d5000 user - nikkor 35mm/F1.8 or 50mm/F1.8


    If you want to know more about the 35mm lens, NIkon 35mm F/1.8 G

    hope this help.
    the 2 links above should be sufficient research for deciding between the 2. Ultimately, it's your own preferrence
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    Default Re: 50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F

    TS, you failed to give us your requirements. We can help you without knowing what you seek

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    Default Re: 50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F

    Quote Originally Posted by klodder View Post
    Newbie here. Wanted to get a prime wide lens. so which is more preferable? Need some advise from the expert here

    Thanks
    Preferable to us may not be preferable to you. I suggest you test both lenses to see which your own style prefers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Preferable to us may not be preferable to you. I suggest you test both lenses to see which your own style prefers.
    You can easily borrow/rent the lenses. Both are fairly cheap and common in Singapore.

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    Default Re: 50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F

    thank all for your wonderful quick reply.
    I just want to take some nice sharp portrait picture with creamy blur background.
    Wonder if 50MM or 35MM is better for this.

    From Catchlights link, seem like 35MM is better bet.
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    Default Re: 50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F

    if you can fork out the extra, 35mm has of course better fov on apsc compared to 50mm prime.
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    Default Re: 50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F

    Quote Originally Posted by klodder View Post
    Newbie here. Wanted to get a prime wide lens. so which is more preferable? Need some advise from the expert here

    Thanks
    Depends on what u intend to use it for..

    On D90 i find both indispensable.. diff purposes..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numnumball View Post
    Depends on what u intend to use it for..

    On D90 i find both indispensable.. diff purposes..
    totally agreed... i using both for different purposes. 50mm for more of a above shoulders shot, 35mm for full body portraits

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    Default Re: 50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F

    Quote Originally Posted by klodder View Post
    thank all for your wonderful quick reply.
    I just want to take some nice sharp portrait picture with creamy blur background.
    Wonder if 50MM or 35MM is better for this.

    From Catchlights link, seem like 35MM is better bet.
    Longer focal lengths are usually better at subject isolation.
    Alpha

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    Default Re: 50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F

    Quote Originally Posted by klodder View Post
    Newbie here. Wanted to get a prime wide lens. so which is more preferable? Need some advise from the expert here

    Thanks

    i have the 50mm but would prefer the 35mm cos find the 50mm abit tight at times, n the 35mm would be more versatile, but it's more ex than the 50mm, if u have tight budget get the 50mm, if more budget get 35mm, but no budget constrain get both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunge View Post
    i have the 50mm but would prefer the 35mm cos find the 50mm abit tight at times, n the 35mm would be more versatile, but it's more ex than the 50mm, if u have tight budget get the 50mm, if more budget get 35mm, but no budget constrain get both!
    How I wish if I can get both or one zoom wide lens for 2 in 1 if any
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    Default Re: 50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F

    Quote Originally Posted by klodder View Post
    thank all for your wonderful quick reply.
    I just want to take some nice sharp portrait picture with creamy blur background.
    Wonder if 50MM or 35MM is better for this.

    From Catchlights link, seem like 35MM is better bet.
    Quote Originally Posted by tunge View Post
    i have the 50mm but would prefer the 35mm cos find the 50mm abit tight at times, n the 35mm would be more versatile, but it's more ex than the 50mm, if u have tight budget get the 50mm, if more budget get 35mm, but no budget constrain get both!

    For portrait, the winner is 50mm.

    If more for street, 35 is better.

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