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    Quote Originally Posted by iwish View Post
    I am using D90 with 18 -200mm kit and just added 35mm f/1.8 to my collection. For the 35mm f/1.8, picture is very sharp, I Love it. Got it for $350.
    Thats good for you. At the end of the day, you have to factor in personal preference. Some like the 35mm, some prefer the 50mm, while some would die for the 85mm.

    Different folks, different strokes.

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    Seems like Nikkor 35/1.8 is surely sharper than 50/1.8.
    Btw, What is OOF? Something similiar like Depth-Of-Field?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eltonteo View Post
    Dear all, sorry to hijack, how about Prime zoom like a Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8?
    Prime lens means the lens is a single focal length lens i.e. no zoom.
    It is either Zoom lens or Prime lens. There is no prime zoom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Seems like Nikkor 35/1.8 is surely sharper than 50/1.8.
    Btw, What is OOF? Something similiar like Depth-Of-Field?
    OOF = out of focus.

    DoF = is the area where objects are in focus.

    I find 35/1.8 sharper than the 50/1.8. But 50/1.8 gives you more background blur. Different lens different use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Seems like Nikkor 35/1.8 is surely sharper than 50/1.8.
    Btw, What is OOF? Something similiar like Depth-Of-Field?
    OOF stands for out of focus.

    I like the AF-S 35mm f/1.8G, and it is my opinion that it is sharper. Of course, there are other elements that you may consider, including bokeh and your style. As mentioned earlier, some people favor certain focal length over others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Hi All,
    I'm currently using D90, looking for a prime lens.
    Which are the popular recomendation?
    Especially, good for taking potraits, range from $400-$1000.

    For me, preferably "very sharp image" as a top priority.
    Thanks in advance for the info

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    35mm, 50mm, 85mm are just guidelines, not a rule of thumb...

    Example: I take head shots with a 200mm, this also works...
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    I mainly use prime lens..

    have the Sigma 50mm and 30mm F1.4 and also Nikon 35mm F1.8..

    personally i love the bokeh the Sigma lens produces as compared to Nikon 35mm F1.8..

    it terms of sharpness i think the Sigma is sharper..

    if u are deciding which focal length to get.. i agree with the Treetrunk..
    set the focal length of ur kits lens and you will know which is comfortable for your shoots..

    btw..
    Nikon 35mm F1.8 is only $320+ brand new..
    check the Nikon price guide..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vengels View Post
    I mainly use prime lens..

    have the Sigma 50mm and 30mm F1.4 and also Nikon 35mm F1.8..

    personally i love the bokeh the Sigma lens produces as compared to Nikon 35mm F1.8..

    it terms of sharpness i think the Sigma is sharper..

    if u are deciding which focal length to get.. i agree with the Treetrunk..
    set the focal length of ur kits lens and you will know which is comfortable for your shoots..

    btw..
    Nikon 35mm F1.8 is only $320+ brand new..
    check the Nikon price guide..
    Sigma 50/30/24 all produce very pleasing bokeh. They appear sharper because of more a thinner DoF, and the contrast between the in-focus subject and the creamy OOF background. I find the 35/1.8 as sharp as, if not sharper than the Sigma 50 or 30.

    And 35/1.8 is a lot cheaper than $325 if you get it overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Sigma 50/30/24 all produce very pleasing bokeh. They appear sharper because of more a thinner DoF, and the contrast between the in-focus subject and the creamy OOF background. I find the 35/1.8 as sharp as, if not sharper than the Sigma 50 or 30.

    And 35/1.8 is a lot cheaper than $325 if you get it overseas.
    wa nikon 35 f1.8 so cheap ah... make me jealous... canon one is so old and yet still expensive compare to the nikon one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfoto100 View Post
    wa nikon 35 f1.8 so cheap ah... make me jealous... canon one is so old and yet still expensive compare to the nikon one...
    But it is a DX only lens, sort of like your EF-S

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    But it is a DX only lens, sort of like your EF-S
    For Nikkor 35mm f1.8, it's fully compatiable with D90 (DX). (Correct me if i'm wrong)
    For Nikkor 50mm f1.8, its compatiable with DX and FX?

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    You can refer to the Nikon website below. 50mm f1.8 is compatible for DX and FX.

    http://www.nikon.com.sg/products.php?categoryid=21

    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    For Nikkor 35mm f1.8, it's fully compatiable with D90 (DX). (Correct me if i'm wrong)
    For Nikkor 50mm f1.8, its compatiable with DX and FX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    For Nikkor 35mm f1.8, it's fully compatiable with D90 (DX). (Correct me if i'm wrong)
    For Nikkor 50mm f1.8, its compatiable with DX and FX?
    The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 is fully compliant with modern DX and FX models.

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    If I'm not wrong 50mm f/1.8 is not a DX lens but an FX... so... fully compatible with crop or FF bodies.
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    I dun like 50mm, find it tight even for a FF body.

    I prefer 35mm. I used it for full body as well as half body.

    I also prefer 135mm over 85mm for face and half body shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentwong81 View Post
    You can refer to the Nikon website below. 50mm f1.8 is compatible for DX and FX.

    http://www.nikon.com.sg/products.php?categoryid=21
    Hi,
    I did check out the Nikon Official site previously.
    But i can't find the link to FX lens.. not selling in singapore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    But it is a DX only lens, sort of like your EF-S
    i see... my bad..

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    Look at the Nikon lens general page below. DX is just a small category. The rests can be used on FX.

    http://www.nikon.com.sg/products.php?categoryid=18

    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Hi,
    I did check out the Nikon Official site previously.
    But i can't find the link to FX lens.. not selling in singapore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kentwong81 View Post
    Look at the Nikon lens general page below. DX is just a small category. The rests can be used on FX.

    http://www.nikon.com.sg/products.php?categoryid=18
    I see, so it did not specifically indicated its FX lens.

    What's actually the differences between AF & AF-S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    I see, so it did not specifically indicated its FX lens.

    What's actually the differences between AF & AF-S
    Silent wave motor... newer generation of in-body motors... Without the -S... older generation in-body motors - usually noisier.

    That said, all new Nikkor lens releases would generally come with AF-S these days... the older AF lenses (still in Nikkor catalogues) lingers on the shelves... Old lenses that still have market demands.

    Edit: some new lenses DO come as AF without the -S...
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