Time for a new lens..any suggestions?

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  1. sarasphotos

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    Ok so I want a new lens. One with a large aperature like 1.8 and I want it to zoom at least 50 mm or more. I don't want to spend over 200...any suggestions?? I shoot with nikkor lens..
     
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    If you find one, let me know. I'd like one too!
     
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    +1 for me too please :mrgreen:
     
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    Well you won't get zoom... but the 50mm 1.8 prime is around ~$150.
     
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    Thanks! Have you ever used this lens?? or heard good things about it?
     
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    The 1.8 prime is an excellent lens and probably the best bargain in terms of quality vs. price in the Nikon line-up.
     
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    Be aware that this lens requires a focusing motor in the CAMERA BODY, as it does not have a motor in the lens body. If you have pretty much anything less than a D90, it will be a manual focus only.
     
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    Great! I will be ordering this for sure! :)
     
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    You replied awfully quick, so I think we were replying at the same time. Make sure you're aware of my last comment before purchasing. I would absolutely recommend it, manual focus or not, but just be aware.
     
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    Just a FYI, it may limit your photography depending on what you are looking to photograph. It may not be good for group shots and definately not for most wildlife if that's your thing. It should be OK for some (most) portraits although a little longer focal length is usually recommended.
     
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    Meet Winston.....

    Nikkor 50mm at something other than wide open..... I forget, probably on a full frame body too.....


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    Fer sure..... on a cropped body.....​
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    The lens is pretty damn good for its price point.​
     
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