50mm 1.8F vs 35mm 1.8F


klodder

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

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catchlights

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Smiles88

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Blur Shadow

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

Rashkae

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

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Preferable to us may not be preferable to you. I suggest you test both lenses to see which your own style prefers.
 

Blur Shadow

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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.
 

klodder

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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.
 

ovaltinemilo

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if you can fork out the extra, 35mm has of course better fov on apsc compared to 50mm prime.
 

Numnumball

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

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Depends on what u intend to use it for..

On D90 i find both indispensable.. diff purposes..
 

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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
 

Rashkae

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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.
 

tunge

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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! ;)
 

klodder

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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
 

daredevil123

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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.
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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