Which prime for Z50?

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Qbalion Regular Member • Posts: 412
Which prime for Z50?

Hi,

My only camera now is Z50 with 16-50 and 50-250 zoom lens. I am really happy with it for outdoors when shooting landscapes, some sport events (kids) from a distance, occasional portraits, animals, micro like shots of flowers and bugs with 50-250. In the future probably some rare astro but only during trips to good locations like islands.

I am a bit limited in low light conditions - especially indoors where I'd like to be able to take some family pictures - including dog shots, occasional portraits, candid and family events. Also, I expect that a fast prime will help with autofocus performance in low light.

Also I'd might need to take pictures and movies of fast moving 1:10 car models. Indoors, with rather low light. Those cars are usually of bright colors and running on a gray or a black carpet. Distance of let's say 20 meters. But these are not really a must in my photo prios.

Thus I am thinking about adding some prime lenses to my 2 (dim) zooms kit. I'd like to stay with just one (3 in total) but who knows - maybe it makes sense already to think about 2 primes?

Anyway - for DX format  - what prime lens do you suggest and why please?

BTW I believe I will not move on to FX but rather to future DX flagship - D500 like. I somehow like smaller cameras which do not require that much hassle in carrying them. My previous camera was Sony a6000 with 16-50 zoom and also APSC version of 50mm prime. I really liked the kind of event pictures, candid and portraits I could do with it.

 Qbalion's gear list:Qbalion's gear list
Nikon Z50 Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon 10-20mm F4.5-5.6 VR Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR +1 more
Nikon D500 Sony a6000
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