Lens dilemma


kaiser88

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Hi fellow Nikon users, i'm currently using 14-24mm, 35mm and 85mm for weddings. Thinking of getting a wide prime and also a 50mm range prime cause sometimes 85mm is a bit too tight. So the lenses I'm considering are 20mm f1.8, 24mm f1.4 or f1.8 for the wide primes. Also, 50mm f1.4 and 58mm f1.4 for the 50mm range. Help help! Thanks!
 

thoongeng

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The 20mm f1.8, 24mm f1.8 and 50mm f1.4 are all relatively affordable, small and good quality according to reviews. Probably can buy and test out if they suit your style. 58mm f1.4 is much more expensive, from what I read, you get it if you like it the way it renders the scene, rather subjective I guess...
 

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Nikonzen

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Fast fifty is a must have. My opinion. It's just so versatile and probably easier to compose with versus the 35. I'd go with a 28 rather than the 20 or 24. Looks like your strong on the short and mid focal lengths. Consider a good 200 to strengthen your long option.
 

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kaiser88

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Fast fifty is a must have. My opinion. It's just so versatile and probably easier to compose with versus the 35. I'd go with a 28 rather than the 20 or 24. Looks like your strong on the short and mid focal lengths. Consider a good 200 to strengthen your long option.
I might go with the 50 f1.8 cause online reviews keep saying the f1.8G is better than the f1.4G. I have a 70-200 ED. :)
Just curious, why 28 instead of 20 or 24?
 

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you're 14-24 covers your short side...you ain't gonna use those fl really though cause they don't generally speaking lend themselves to weddings...as for primes...well the 20 pointed in front of you will capture the floor.. Hard to use right The 28 is special...reference 28/1.4d and weddings...also 28 on a 1.5 crop is classic Hollywood match human fov approx 42mm...there is a reason Nikon went all in on the fast corrected 28 back in the day. 105/2.5 manuals are cheap and legendary...full frame FX and a d52 or 53k for filming at your gig....check it out...buy that 50 now and master it
 

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I would get a 28mm and a 58mm to add to your arsenal and complement your 35mm and 85mm.