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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:57 am 
what do you recommend then ?
the 17-50mm is like double or the price even more
it seems i got no good options for below 800 budget


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:56 pm 
Sorry to post something not related to the latested discussion. It is at least related to the topic title.

Would you recommend the 50mm F1.4G for everyday shooting or is it too long for architecture and landscapes on D5000 I play on staying a long time in Switzerland and will shoot mainly with 50mm and 16-85. Is that any good? Any recommendations?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:01 pm 
i have 50mm and i couldn`t use it for walkaround , it`s really good for portraits " head shots ...etc"
16-85mm i`m actually planning on buying it but it`s f/3.5-5.6 is my issue .
i think those 2 lenses are good but i don`t know if i`ll do the same


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:30 pm 
I currently own and use the 35mm the most out of my lenses. Shooting street primarily, it is by far my favorite lens. For indoors it's fast, sharp, and always consistent. Otherwise I use my Tokina 12-24mm for both street and occasionally (and rarely) indoor shooting. It works great in both situations as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:33 pm 
I shall buy the 35mm then too, as it is inexpensive.

While I have too suffered from the f3.5 from the 16-85, it is really flexible and a very good walkaround during bright days.

I find it a good buy. Good image quality for a zoom lens.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:22 pm 
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The 35mm is Nikon's hidden jewel, I don't know how they keep the price so low.

I wouldn't be concerned about the 3.5-5.6 aperture of the 16-85, when shooting outdoors it's a very sharp lens with good coverage, and the inconsistent aperture isn't a big deal. Indoors, you may need to use a flash more often, but that's where the prime comes in.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:25 pm 
i`m really thinking of buying the cheapest lens the 18-55mm
i don`t know why,maybe i got sick of all those expensive lenses which can`t be afforded :(
maybe a 18-55mm with my 50mm is a good thing and maybe add a 35mm


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:00 pm 
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nooooooo, just get a 35mm lens and go with it... you got 18.105, but you are likely to stop using it when 35 arrives ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:19 pm 
i don`t have the 18-105mm i sold it with my d90
35mm seems to be awesome and that`s what i`m doing i guess
35mm f1.8 and 18-55mm
and i got 50mm for portraits
those 2 lenses seems to be a better choice of just a 16-85mm


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:44 pm 
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ya, i think i read it in your sig, did you change it?

anyway i would suggest getting the 35mm first and see how that works out for a month or so, you will have a low light lens, great for shooting street, family,... and if you still see the need zoom lens go for it, but the 35mm will surely find its use

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:48 pm 
well yea i just notice my signature and i`ve fixed that.
when i first got the 50mm f1.8 last year i was like i`ll be shooting with only this lens ....but i found it very close and can`t shoot a group of people specially indoors so i got that 18-105mm
i`m afraid of having the same issue with the 35mm there for i`m thinking of getting the 18-55mm just for the wide angel or to use it in a shiny day when i`m i`m lazy to move forward and back with my prime lens


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