so should I get it ot not? 35mm f1.8 nikkor

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    I like my 50mm f1.8 and wanted a bit more of a wide angle. Keep reading conflicting reviews about the 35 mm f 1.8
    Does anyone have it and do you like it?
    The most important thing to me is sharpness. I have plenty of zooms and they don't compare with primes...
     
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    I had it, nice little lens... I traded it for a Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 (awesome lens), then sold that for a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, then returned that and got a Sigma 18-50 f/2.8.

    Now I'm happy :D
     
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    :mrgreen: great!
    the sigma is as sharp as a prime?
     
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    Kind of my reaction when I first saw what this lens was capable of too :D

    $360 at photo4less.com, I'm very happy with them.
     
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    Those pictures aren't anything I would consider exceptionally sharp.
     
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    I must say, both lenses have a very nice bokeh. But the 35/1.8 definitely seems sharper.
     
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    It's a great little lens, I don't think you can go wrong.

    If I remember (and there's similar lighting) I'll try and get the same house number and salt/pepper shaker shot tonight with the Sigma for a closer head to head comparison.
     
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    I love the 35mm f/1.8 AF-S DX lens. Before I bought my 18-200, it was the lens that spend the most time on my DLSR.

    This picture was taken at f/2.8. Focused on the eyes, no post processing done except for the crop. I'd say the picture is pretty sharp :)
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    I have this lens. It's a great lens but it is DX. So if you plan on going full frame anytime soon then I would say don't get it. Get a 35 f/2 or 501.8 or 1.4 If you're not this lens is so sharp and light. It has a rubber gasket to keep anything from getting in behind the lens. Colors are great and everything. Check out my flickr a lot of those pictures are with it. In my blog the photos on there like the spider one were with this beauty. GL
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