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

Started Apr 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
joejack951 Senior Member • Posts: 2,682
Re: Normal lens for a full frame first timer: 50mm 1.4 or 35mm 1.4?

Marc S wrote:

I actually use the AF-S 35/1.4G for about a year now, as well as the AF 28/1.4D, AF-S 50/1.4G, AF-S 85/1.4G and a couple of other AF-S and AF Nikkors and do complain about the slowish focus speed of the 35/1.4G.
I wouldn't complain at all if the AF speed where as quick as the cheap 50/1.4G.
On the upside, the 35/1.4G has quite a precise AF and great IQ.

In what situations do you find the "slowish"? By "slowish", do you mean too slow to keep up with your subject or just slow to lock on a stationary subject?

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