Is a prime worth it?

Started Nov 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Is a prime worth it?
In reply to KimChu, Nov 25, 2012

David, I'm so glad you asked this question. I've been pondering the same thing for my D5100, only I'm considering the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8g AF-S.

I just purchased my 5100 so know nothing about it except from reviews & a friend's photos using this camera in similar environments as I will. I'm coming from a Pani FZ100. My 5100 came with the 18-55mm VR zoom, as well as another kit lens, the 55-300mm VR zoom. I will be shooting mostly outdoors but do like the option for a portrait lens that's faster and sharper. Having a low light lens for indoors might be a good option. But I am on brain overload as it is just studying & learning about my new camera. I've read that although the bokeh from this lens isn't stellar, it seems to be good for its class. I also love comparable Sigma lenses which cost over twice as much.

My gut is telling me to shoot with what I have, learn and then re-evaluate. But I think having a least one prime in my arsenal would be good for learning as well.

p.s. to David:  apologies if I hijacked your thread!

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