D850 Lens Advice - what to get? 35mm f1.8?

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D850 Lens Advice - what to get? 35mm f1.8?

I'm looking for a general purpose everyday lens for a new D850.

I'm just a hobbyist and have never really looked at FX lenses.

I would like to keep the price around the 500 GBP mark (maybe a bit more) as most of the money is going on the camera. I'll start saving again.

I want sharpness and good contrast

Basically just a nice picture.

I considered the 24-70 but big and heavy and expensive, also i'm getting old.

I was thinking that the Nikon 35mm f1.8 G ED AF-S Nikkor Lens
but it doesn't have Nano Crystal Coat,

Is that an issue; really?

It might be a good choice but...
am i right, any thoughts?

I'm upgrading from a D300 with a
Nikon 35mm 1.8 DX
Nikon 18-200mm DX
Nikon 105mm FX

Sigma 150 - 500 full frame

So i am expecting to see a bit of an improvemnt

Also what is the opinion of the Nikon 50mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens

At 200 GBP it seems too cheap!!

but I'm open to any other suggestions.


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