Best Prime Lens for DX 5100

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Questions thread
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SaubhikRC New Member • Posts: 17
Best Prime Lens for DX 5100

Hi Friends,

I'm a big fan of this website and always thankful to the in-depth reviews and discussions.

Myself a hobbyist in photography and want some helpful advice from Forum members.

I'm going thru my intense market survey for a prime lens, primarily because of 3 reasons. .

At a recent evening party of my coworker, I noticed with my AFS DX 18-105mm F3.5-5.6 on D5100 (DX body 1.5 crop factor)

1. Dark underxposed shots although using A mode at highest aperture
2. Poor Lowlight performance, my canon digi cud be better or same sometimes I think..!!
3. Focus hunting when using without camera flash in outdoor shots
4. Hood shadow in 18-24mm range, ruined the shots in outdoor using camera flash

My options are: (order of listing isn't important)
1. Nikkor 35mm DX AF-S 1.8G (Rs 14,450 INR ) [good wide angle option for tight spots]
2. Nikkor 50mm AF-S 1.8G (Rs 13,750 INR) [Natural Potrait and better bokeh]
3. Nikkor 50mm 1.8D (Rs 6290 INR) [All except Autofocus motor]

I've gone through reviews for all of them, now want ur solid suggestion.

If u have ever used any of these please share ur valuable exp.

Thanks in advance

 SaubhikRC's gear list:SaubhikRC's gear list
Nikon D5100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G +1 more
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