Is a prime worth it?

Started Nov 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Is a prime worth it?
Nov 25, 2012

To spend 200+ on a prime lens (let's say, the Nikkor 35mm 1.8). Is it worth it for a focal length I already have in the 18-55? What's the big selling point here? I see everyone raving about them in reviews but I fail to see the huge upside.

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Nikon D5100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM +2 more
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