Is f/2.8 fast enough for city photography?

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  1. Raddy

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    I just bought a D750 and presently only have a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens with it. I'm going to Italy next month and I'll only have enough money to buy one lens before my trip, so I'm torn between 35mm f/1.4 or a 24-80mm f/2.8-4. The 24-80mm is going to be more versatile in the long run but I can hold off on that if the 35mm is going to get me better pictures from Italy. But maybe the 50mm will be sufficient for that?


     
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    Get the zoom lens; you'll be really glad you have that 24mm wide end. You have a D750. If you don't have sufficient illumination raise the ISO value; you have one of the best low-light cameras ever made. Don't be afraid to use it.

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    Go for the zoom; flexibility = versatility.
     
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    Zoom.
     
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    Zoom will be better.
     
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    Ya zoom
     
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    I'm in Rome now. I'd be completely lost without much 24-70 f2.8. If you only bring one lens, bring a zoom!!!!!!

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    Italy gets plenty of light. I live much further north and rarely use wider than f/5.6 in town.

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    You have a D750, you don't need the speed.
     
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    So you guys are saying I should get the prime? ;-)

    Thanks for the input!
     
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    Everyone else says zoom, so I'm going to say prime because I like primes.
     

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