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March 29, 2010 @ 10:16 PM
HelloMrPerez

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I am looking into buying a new lens, I only have the standard one that come on a D40. Any recommendations?

Also, what is the difference between a lens that is 35mm and on that is 55-18mm?

Thanks in advance

-Christian Perez http://Christianperez.me

March 29, 2010 @ 10:23 PM
vinsanityy.

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55-18mm lol.
March 30, 2010 @ 11:42 AM
lawlercon

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the aperture on the 35mm is 1.8. you're going to be able to shoot a lot better in lower light situations as well as get more detail from your pictures. i've noticed a huge difference in my quality since i've upgraded to this.
April 1, 2010 @ 03:47 PM
tmwtg

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Question: 50 or 35?
April 2, 2010 @ 02:07 AM
Spankbank

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^Lmao du, I'm having the exact same dilemma. The 50mm is cheaper than the 35mm
April 2, 2010 @ 08:42 AM
365Hustle

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^^^ im having the same problem too. the 50mm doesn't have autofocus though right? i have a d40
April 2, 2010 @ 12:11 PM
no0 v.2.0

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yeah the 50mm doesn't autofocus, i'd still get it over the 35mm though. the price is way too good to pass up for the sharpness of the lens.
April 2, 2010 @ 03:36 PM
Spankbank

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^Hey guys I posted this in the official camera/lens advice, but I think I should repost it cause it makes sense more posting it here and I'm really itching to pull the trigger on the lens.

The lens is listed under Gray Market which imo is a 3rd party selling the lens...would you guys trust it? Even though its Adorama I'm still a bit hesitant.

Heres a link: www.adorama.com/NK3518G.html
April 3, 2010 @ 10:49 AM
tmwtg

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^ Adorama is a legit site. I'm pretty sure they don't fuck with shady 3rd-party sellers.

* So you're picking the 35 over the 50?
April 3, 2010 @ 11:19 AM
HelloMrPerez

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the aperture on the 35mm is 1.8. you're going to be able to shoot a lot better in lower light situations as well as get more detail from your pictures. i've noticed a huge difference in my quality since i've upgraded to this.


Thank you

-Christian Perez http://Christianperez.me

August 22, 2010 @ 09:42 AM
tmwtg

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have the same dilemma. what did you guys all choose (spankbank)?
August 22, 2010 @ 12:49 PM
jay tee

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i know this is an old thread, but this discussion comes up quite a bit, and there are a couple of factors to consider that i dont see mentioned often. the bokeh on the 35mm 1.8 as opposed to the 50mm is really quite poor. beyond that, many people find it easier to compose with the 50mm because it is a closer match to what the human eye typically sees. just a few things to think about if you are debating between these two lenses.
August 29, 2010 @ 05:23 PM
Koven

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i know this is an old thread, but this discussion comes up quite a bit, and there are a couple of factors to consider that i dont see mentioned often. the bokeh on the 35mm 1.8 as opposed to the 50mm is really quite poor. beyond that, many people find it easier to compose with the 50mm because it is a closer match to what the human eye typically sees. just a few things to think about if you are debating between these two lenses.


Only on a full frame. On a crop sensor, the 50mm becomes 75mm and the 35 becomes 50mm which is supposidly the regular field of view.


Anyways I say go for the 35, Its a great starter prime lens.

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September 7, 2010 @ 11:07 PM
tmwtg

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Question: $200 for 35mm (auto-focus) or $85 for 50mm f/1.8 (manual)?

PS - I have a D40.
September 7, 2010 @ 11:22 PM
aLUUx.

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you'll get used to focusing on the 50. Usually i'll take 3 extra shots just to make sure. I was just never impressed with the 35 1.8
September 7, 2010 @ 11:39 PM
Koven

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Question: $200 for 35mm (auto-focus) or $85 for 50mm f/1.8 (manual)?

PS - I have a D40.


The 35mm is just an overall better and newer lens. Go for it.

I wouldnt bother with the 50 1.8. Go for the 50mm 1.4g when you have the cash. Its an amazing lens.

A couple pictures ive taken with it





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September 7, 2010 @ 11:54 PM
jamestapoz

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you'll get used to focusing on the 50. Usually i'll take 3 extra shots just to make sure. I was just never impressed with the 35 1.8


buy both
September 7, 2010 @ 11:55 PM
jamestapoz

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Question: $200 for 35mm (auto-focus) or $85 for 50mm f/1.8 (manual)?

PS - I have a D40.


buy both
September 8, 2010 @ 12:30 AM
undercover.

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Koven that's incredible.
September 8, 2010 @ 12:16 PM
Koven

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Thanks smile

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October 9, 2010 @ 05:49 PM
tmwtg

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I just copped my Nikon 35mm AF-S 2 days ago at Adorama NYC.


This shit is awesome.
October 9, 2010 @ 07:59 PM
heeennry

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this picture is amazing! &)

I had taken the words out of his mouth and filled it with fart.

October 9, 2010 @ 11:43 PM
Koven

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this picture is amazing! &)


Thank you, it made the main explore page on flickr! smile

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October 13, 2010 @ 10:43 AM
RawShack

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55-18mm lol.


suprisedsuprised
December 31, 2010 @ 11:03 PM
tmwtg

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Thanks to the help in this thread, I copped the 35mm way back in October.

I came up on some Christmas money, so I'm thinking of getting the 50mm next, as I'm focusing more on portrait shit.

How hard is it to focus on the 50mm? I know it's not auto-focus.
January 9, 2011 @ 07:39 PM
tmwtg

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Thanks to the help in this thread, I copped the 35mm way back in October.

I came up on some Christmas money, so I'm thinking of getting the 50mm next, as I'm focusing more on portrait shit.

How hard is it to focus on the 50mm? I know it's not auto-focus.
January 9, 2011 @ 09:07 PM
noogsahoy

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mind my ignorance but what 35mm f1.8 options are available for a canon 500d?
January 11, 2011 @ 03:47 PM
Tom E. Sivertsen

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canon has a 35mm f2, which is very good.
January 21, 2011 @ 11:51 AM
FlavorInnovator

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I have a Canon 5d and have both the 35mm and 50mm ... been using the 35mm alot more when I go out to functions, parties, outdoors. It cost alot more but well worth it! I like the sharpness and depth of field of the 50mm but having to step hella far back to get a group shot was a hassle. Of course the 50mm is great for portraits and closeups.

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