I cant decide on a lens. yarg

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  1. EhJsNe

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    I cant decide between a 50mm f/1.8, a 500mm/f/8 and a 100mm f/2.8 Macro.

    I know Id use them all just about equally, and I plan on getting one of each in the future, I just cant decide what to get right now.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    well I cant see you using the 500 mill as much in the winter and summers coming so, that would be most logical. this is probably the silliest "which lens should I get" tho

    you're pretty much saying i like chicken wings, and pizza, and ill have them both, but what should i have nowwwww

    ;) kidding
     
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    also, we're talking substantially different sums of money. The 50mm 1.8 is like 80 bucks, and the 100mm 2.8 macro is about 400-500 bucks. I'm not sure how much the 500mm f8 is though.
     
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    oh, and my opinion of course, but if the 500mm f8 is the mirror one, I say do without that one. Because, there you are stuck with the f8 aperture (can't stop it up or down) and the quality just isn't that good. The other two lenses you have mentioned both have much higher IQ
     
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    :lmao:
    I dont like chicken wings tho...chicken nuggets are WAAY better. And you only suggested two things, and I said 3 throww in some root beer floats.

    Right after reading this I wa all...awesome I got it now. Ill get the macro last. I already have a 35mm macro.....

    Now you suggest the 500mm, I was thinking of that.
    I just cant decide what Id use more. I would expect to use them about equally as much, so I guess my problem is my lack of income...it takes me a while (or lots and lots AND LOTS of begging) to get things.
     
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    with that in mind, it'd probably be a lot easier to justify a 100 dollar purchase
     
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    These arent AF lenses, and 2 are used. There is an antique store not to far from where I live that has LOTS of cameras and lenses. (go to footefoto.com and click on atiques on the left. Thats what I walk into. The entire bottom shelf is lenses, the rest of the display case is mostly cameras.)
    The owner has a sticky note on all the lenses that states every single imperfection on the lens, and sells them pretty darn cheap. I got my 35-105mm Macro for 30 bucks, the only drawback is a sticky zoom ring...which I fixed.

    The most expensive lens he has I think is less than 100 bucks. So I can afford each and every lens...just not all right now.

    And no, the 500mm lens I want is not a mirror one, athough it would be nice not having to have an 18 inch chunk of metal and glass, I want to be able to use diffeent apertures, so Im going with the regular lens. No mirrors for me :) (the donut bokeh is also a drawback)
     

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