nikkor 35mm f/1.8

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  1. fred0000

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    I have a D90 and my girfriend and brother both have the D60 I was wondering if the 35mm f/1.8 is worth the buy at $230 (or whatever it is) i dident even know it was out and i saw it in the shop today, it has the SWM wich is kinda nice, but i already have a 50mm f1/8, so i'm unsure if its worth the buy, any thoughts, or people that have used it?

    edit: this is the lense i'm speaking of
    http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/lens/af/dx/af-s_dx_35mmf_18g/
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    On a camera that has an APS-C sensor with a 1.5x crop factor a 50 mm gives the same FOV (Field-Of-View) of a 75 mm lens on a camera with a full frame sensor.

    A 35 mm gives the FOV of a 52.5 mm on a full frame.

    The 50 mm FOV is the closest to what the human eye see's. That is why it is a desireable focal length. So with the D90's APS-C sensor the 35mm is the closest you can get to that 50 mm FOV.

    Last night Amazon.com had 10 of those lenses for $199.95 + shipping, just over $206.00. It's well worth the money.
     
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    even though I do have a 50mm f1.8 I think this is going to be the next lense I get.
    any other input/comments if anyones used one would be aweosme
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    They are not always available online, but it seems to be getting a bit better.
     
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    The lens does not have a good reputation. These are some or the problems I copied off a lens review.

    "slow focus, weak casing, difficult to clean, lens creep". I shoot nikon too, so I hate saying this.

    Craig
     
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    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How can a prime lens have "lens creep"?

    As for trading up from a 50MM - I wouldn't. There are probably bigger and better gaps to fill with that 230 dollars that the 35MM is not going to fill. Essentially you will have two standard tele lenses; there is not enough difference between what each can do to be worth, in my opinion, the cost to have both at the same time.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This thread would probably been better served in the Equipment forum. I don't see any relevance to the Beginners' Forum and Photo Gallery. Please review the structure of the forums.
     
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    I've had one of these - great lens, probably one of the best I've used. I did however trade it for a 35-70 f/2.8 simply because it was just too wide most of the time. For portraits I've switched to the 50mm F/1.8 usually.

    I just shoot for enjoyment and the lens did a nice job - never had a single problem with it.
     
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    I got in on that amazon deal :mrgreen:
     
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    Lens creep? Oops! How about a link to that review? :lmao:

    And WTF does "difficult to clean" mean? That's a new one on me.
     
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    Great! That's where I got my Nikon as well. :thumbup:
     

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