50mm 1.4 af-s nikkor or 35mm 1.8 af-s nikkor

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Which lens would be better for walking around at night snapping at cars and people?

  1. 50mm 1.4 af-s nikkor

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  2. 35mm 1.8 af-s nikkor

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  1. ToksikBombs

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    I really want to get a fast lens for walking around in nighttime and just snapping at cars people and what not.

    I was wondering what you guys thought would be a better lens for this situation?

    Is there much difference in entry of light between the 1.4 and the 1.8?
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do you want wider angle shots or more telefocal shots? That's poll is a question you need to answer.
     
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    2/3rds of a stop.

    In any one lighting situation and any one ISO, if you can shoot wide open at f/1.4 using 1/60th sec shutter speed you would have to use 1/40th when shooting at f/1.8 to get the same exposure.
     
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    I guess it would mostly be wider angle, but i also want some distance since im gonna be taking pics of people i dont know, but i think 35mm would be fine. i was also thinking 50mm would limit me sometimes since its so zooomed in, that if i saw a car or something i like it would be too close and i would have to back off of many things to get a good shot.
    So thats not that bad right. and btw the most i can put my is 800, i have a d40 and it gets grainy after 800 :( thats another thing i was thinking, with an 800 iso. i think would have to go with the 1.4, unless its barely a difference. do you think it would be much a difference?
     
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    get the 35 1.8, save yourself some cash.
     
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    35mm might be a better walk around lens, 50mm is only the long end but it's a good range for head shots.
     
  7. ToksikBombs

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    Yea, true, Im gonna get the 35mm and get myself a sb600
    Yea thats what i was thinking, thanks for that tip.

    And thanks to all for helping me out here, Ive decided to go with the 35mm!!
     

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