Looking for a new lens...

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  1. rub

    rub TPF Noob!

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    Well, after a bit of saving and a lot of research, I have narrowed my lens search down to 2.

    Nikon 24mm/f2.8
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    Nikon 50mm/f1.4

    Right now I only have the kit 18-135 lens for my D80.

    Any help in pointing me to the right lens is appreciated. For the record, I do mainly portraits and landscapes.

    Thanks to anyone with any feedback.
     
  2. Crimsonandwhite

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    That 50mm will be super sweet for portrait work....
     
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    I'd go for the 50. The 24 isn't really wide enough for you.
     
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    I would go with the 50mm. Your 18-135 is good for landscapes as it is so, having a dedicated portrait lens would benefit you more.
     
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    Forgive me if im wrong, you seem to imply the 50 is wide enough?
     
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    agreed.... that post does confused me too.

    Personally, I'd go with the 24mm focal length on that cropped body. 50mm foocal length gives you the viewing field of a mild telephoto.... I would have more use for that 24mm.
     
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    Sorry -- no ... I meant that the 50 would be good for portraits, but the 24 wouldn't do the landscapes he wants ... sorry if I wasn't clear.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I think I will but them both, eventually, but maybe I will do the 50 for now and the 24 next month...hmmmm....
     
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    If I were you, I would consider something wider than 24 if you're really interested in landscapes. Consider the Sigma 10-20mm or something similar.

    http://www.10-20mm.com/
     
  10. Joves

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    I agree totally. It may cost more than you are looking to spend but, I personally just save the money for it and, wait. Right now Im saving for a D700, Sigma 300-800 and, Nikons 14-24. THe best things are the one that are worth waiting for.
     
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    50mm 1.2f will be a very nice lens.
     
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    Joves & icassell

    Do you think that the 50mm will be a worthwhile investment, as well as waiting (saving) for a wider lens in the future?

    Kristal
     

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