Quick opinions on Nikon prime lens for D7000, and reliability of lens review websites

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Re: Quick opinions on Nikon prime lens for D7000, and reliability of lens review websites
In reply to Cytokine, Jul 17, 2013

To the OP:  anotherMike gave you a great reply.  As you learn more about photography, keep it around.

"Landscapes" include a broad territory.  It all depends on the field of view you want to include.  No lens is really a 'landscape" lens per se and any lens can be a landscape lens.   The most common landscapes take in a wider or more sweeping field of view, so you would use an ultra wide angle or wide angle lens or zoom to capture these vistas. It is usually recommended to stop down the lens to f8 or so, to increase the zone of sharpness (depth of field).   However, 'normal'' and telephoto primes and zooms are often utilized to pick out dramatic details or compress perspective (e.g. taking pictures of successive peaks in a mountain range).

Normal lenses:  The newest are generally the sharpest.  But 50mm focal lengths are historically easy to manufacture and of very good quality.  If you want a 50mm, the 50 1.8G might be the way to go.  But I find it too short for portraits and too long for other uses on DX.  I agree with the other posters that the 35 1.8 DX is a terrific DX format normal lens, relatively cheap.

Hope this helps and does not confuse you further.   Have a good time with whatever equipment you select!

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