Cannot make up my mind between 35/1.8 S and 50/1.8S ...

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chunkomatic Junior Member • Posts: 48
Cannot make up my mind between 35/1.8 S and 50/1.8S ...

I have a Z6 II with the Z 24-120/4 S and Z 28/2.8, and a Z30 with the 16-50 DX/50-250 DX combo. I think the 24-120/4 S is spectacular, the 28/2.8 is "ok", but I do want/need a faster prime and can't decide between the Z 35/50 1.8 S offerings.

I love the FOV of a good 35MM and have determined that the Nikon offering is the best for IQ and bokeh based on reviews and pixel peeping. It's price however seems ludicrous compared to the 50/1.8 and I would be going open-box, or refurb to acquire it. The 50/1.8 gets nothing but rave reviews, but I'm super-familiar with that FOV in F-Mount versions and think that the FOV between 35 and 50 is the difference between getting two more people in a group shot in a dark interior if I don't have room to back up any further with the 50.

Is the 35 worth the premium over the 50 consider my usage scenario outlined above? I will also be acquiring the Z MC 105/2.8 as my prime portrait lens that doubles as an MC, so I don't want to spend too much on this fast prime. I feel the 35 is the right choice at the right price (i.e., discounted), but I am open to discussion.

TIA!

Brad

 chunkomatic's gear list:chunkomatic's gear list
Olympus E-M5 II Nikon Z6 II Nikon Z30 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 +8 more
Nikon Z 35mm F1.8 Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 Nikon Z30 Nikon Z6 II
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