Normal lens for a full frame first timer: 50mm 1.4 or 35mm 1.4?

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Normal lens for a full frame first timer: 50mm 1.4 or 35mm 1.4?

I'm about to upgrade to a D800 and am now re-assessing my lens, particularly what normal lens to use.

On my current cropped sensor I use the 35mm f/1.8 DX, which would roughly equate to the field of view of a 50mm.

Should I get the much cheaper 50mm f/1.4 or the 35mm f/1.4? A lot of reviews I've read have called the 35mm the "New Normal" and there have been times on my 35mm DX, I wished I had a wider field of view and I was unable to step back.

 jbjose's gear list:jbjose's gear list
Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon D700 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D +2 more
Nikon D800
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