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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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..
Nikon 35mm F1.8 is only $320+ brand new..
check the Nikon price guide..
And 35/1.8 is a lot cheaper than $325 if you get it overseas.
You can refer to the Nikon website below. 50mm f1.8 is compatible for DX and FX.
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.
Look at the Nikon lens general page below. DX is just a small category. The rests can be used on FX.
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...
Last edited by kriegsketten; 15th September 2010 at 12:49 PM.