prime lens- can you recommend one (or a few) for me?

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prime lens- can you recommend one (or a few) for me?
Mar 26, 2010


I've ordered my K-X and want to get a prime lens, will have to be manual due to prices of auto.

To save me hours of researching can anyone give me a recommendation for a prime lens and I'll order this weekend?
It'll be:
mainly for shots of new baby and toddler (3 years old in June)
a lot of above shots indoor indoor
want blurred background/shallow dof

Are any easier to use than others, if so I'd prefer easier.
I'd like cheap one as I've splashed out a lot on camera & lens.

Where is good to buy besides the obvious-Ebay and Amazon (doens't matter if US, EU website)?
Not sure whether to go for 35, 50 mm so am open to suggestions.
Thanks in advance,

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