Which fast lens (35 or 50mm) for D80.

Started Apr 4, 2008 | Discussions thread
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pgryp Forum Member • Posts: 92
Which fast lens (35 or 50mm) for D80.


I'm planning to buy a new fast lens which will be used to take pictures of family, my son, people in general (indoor and outdoor) and for occasions where a faster lens is needed (parties, indoor,...). All done with my D80.

I already have the Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm F 3.5-5.6G DX VR.

Which lens would you propose knowing my wife is cutting down my budget (and she knows the internet and the prices (Father's day coming on in Belgium!)

I don't know if I should buy a 35mm or a 50mm... 35 too wide, 50 too narrow for parties and streetphotografie.

I've read on the forum that the Nikkor 1.8 is very good and the 1.4 overpriced and less sharp. Correct?

I prefer Nikon lenses. No reason for that, just my preference...

Nikkor AF-D 35mm F 2.0 52S 52mm (300€)
Nikkor AF-D 50mm F 1.8 52S 52mm (110€)
Nikkor AF-D 50mm F 1.4 52S 52mm (300€)
Sigma 50mm F 2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-D AF (300€)

Thanks for your suggestions!

Regards, PGP.

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