Nikkor 55-200 or 50mm 1.8?

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Nikkor 55-200 or 50mm 1.8?
4 months ago

Up until now I've been shooting exclusively with the 18-55 and 55-200. Pretty much everything I do is landscape and wildlife related, (18-55 for landscapes, 55-200 for wildlife, some landscapes, and portraits) although I would also like to have a nice portrait lens. I recently acquired the tamron 150-600 for my wildlife needs, which I figure will probably mostly limit my 55-200 for use as a portrait lens.

Those things considered, would I break even selling my 55-200 and getting a 50mm 1.8? Are the benefits of a 50mm fixed going to outweigh the loss of focal lengths 55-150? And while I am asking this, anyone out there with experience with both the 50mm 1.4 and 1.8? And is there a better affordable option for portraits out there?

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