Flash or new lens? Help!!

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  1. jglovac

    jglovac TPF Noob!

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    I can't decide whether I should buy the 50mm f1.8 lens or an sb600 flash! I will be using both of them mostly for portraits, and so I'm not real sure which one will help me more. I will eventually get both, but I'm in college so I'm broke ;)

    Anyway though, so any opinions as to which would help the most in taking portraits?
    And as of now I'm just shooting with the 18-55mm that came with my D40.
     
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    I would say flash. It is pretty critical to get away from the built in ASAP ;)

    Although, the 50mm is quite a bit cheaper than the flash. In my case I bought the 50mm first, but only cause I couldn't afford the flash yet.
     
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    flash
     
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    I would get which ever one costs more (flash, probably) out of the way first, or it might be a longer time than you thought before you get the other one.
     
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    Well it depends if you get the AF-S 50mm so it will focus on your D-40 it is the more expensive piece . But if you dont mind manual focusing get just the AF version and get both....
     

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