Any cheap primes other than the 35mm and 50mm?

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Ive been looking into getting a prime lens soon. On one hand I hear a lot of good things about the 50mm, on the other I also like the wider shot from a 35mm.
That being said, a wide prime and 50mm prime would be sweet. Are there any options under 35mm around the same price?
If I could get a 50 and a wider angle for ~$200 each I would go that route, otherwise Ill probably be going 35.

Any thoughts?
 

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Get the 18-55 kit kens and you got the 35 and 50 covered. You can find one for under $200 and it takes pretty darn good pictures to boot.
 

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I had the 35mm and it was a sharp lens but the only problem I had was that I was too close to the person I was shooting so I traded it for a 50mm 1.8g which in my opinion is a sharper lens with a better focal range
 

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Get the 18-55 kit kens and you got the 35 and 50 covered. You can find one for under $200 and it takes pretty darn good pictures to boot.

That's perfectly fine but the kit lens is also extremely slow where as the primes are f/1.8. Get the primes if you want better IQ and much better low light performance.
 

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Why not look into older D lenses? They are way cheaper than modern G lenses but still have nice glass. As long as your body has a focus screw, they work fine.

Get the 18-55 kit kens and you got the 35 and 50 covered. You can find one for under $200 and it takes pretty darn good pictures to boot.

That kit lens can't compete to the primes in image quality. Not to mention the slow, variable aperture sucks.
 

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I use the 50mm more when shooting people and babies, but the 35mm lives on my camera. I like it a lot as a walk around/go to lens.

The kit lens really doesn't compare to the primes.
 

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On a nice day outside the kit lens is great. Let's not shoot it down totally! For the money you spend it's a good lens.
 

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I just ordered a 50mm 1.4D and 60mm 2.8D Micro for $475 on KEH. I don't think thats a bad price for 2 primes.
 

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I love love love my nifty fifty. I can't imagine using a 35mm for portraits of any kind because you would need to be "in your face" close. That said, I still want a 35mm Prime. Lenses are like crack... addictive.
 

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What camera do you have?

The least expensive 35 mm and 50 mm primes are the manual focus legacy lenses.
 

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hmmmm. the only other prime I know of would be the 85mm f/1.8
 

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There's a 28mm prime for wider shots. I don't know the details on it.


I have 35 and 50. Both have their own uses, both are just awesome.
 

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Why not look into older D lenses? They are way cheaper than modern G lenses but still have nice glass. As long as your body has a focus screw, they work fine.........

Nikkor's 28mm D lens is soft. VERY soft. Softer than Charmin.
 

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I shot with the 85 1.8g and it's amazing! That's my next lens
 

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