Best prime sub$300 for DX

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MellifluousBlues
MellifluousBlues New Member • Posts: 23
Best prime sub$300 for DX

Hello all,

I have gone round and round, over and under for the last month doing research trying to figure out what is going to be my best bet for a fast prime lens, sub $300 for DX. I have read and re-read at least three different reviews for 50mm 1.8, 50mm 1.4, 35mm 1.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4 to name a few; my head hurts...

My kit currently includes:
-D200
-N80 for film/backup
-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4 G
-Tamron 28-80mm f/3.5AF
-Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Macro

I want a "do it all prime" if you will...one that I can easily shoot indoors for my kids and pets...then go outside with and have fun playing with DOF in my composition. I'd almost go so far as to say I want a lens I can put on my D200 and leave it on for 85% of my photography, only taking it off for occasions when I want to shoot the macro, or when I need the 70-300mm for something I can't achieve with a rock solid prime.

I just recently shot a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and liked it very much but am wondering what else there is out there. Basically looking for some direction toward the biggest bang for the buck...like everyone else. Thanks all.

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