Is a prime worth it?

Started Nov 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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arry_girl
arry_girl Regular Member • Posts: 202
Re: Is a prime worth it?

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!

 arry_girl's gear list:arry_girl's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Nikon D5100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
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