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DSLR, Lens and accessories review and recommendations

Discussion in 'Photography' started by ramjn, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Parantap Chatterjee

    Parantap Chatterjee Regolare

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    To add , shooting with a prime lens is much more challenging and satisfying than shooting with zoom lenses. Try shooting landscapes with a 50mm prime and you'll know :) . Also like rudresh said , primes are usually sharper , cheaper and lighter than similar zoom lenses because they have very little of the complicated mechanicals/electronics that zoom lenses have. The 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor is widely considered as one of the best primes ever made and can be picked up for a low as 5K. But you need to use a lot of grey matter to use it in different situations and it forces you to think when composing your shoot. Unlike being a "zoom-zombie" :D
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  2. DOT

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    So you suggest 50mm Nikkor over 35mm Nikkor?
  3. Parantap Chatterjee

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    If you construct a metric like "satisfaction per rupee spent" , yes :) I am considering the AF-D 50mm vs the AF-S 35mm. The only downside of the 50mm is that it does not have a built in focus motor , so it is does not autofocus with cameras like the D40.
  4. ramjn

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    I would suggest to go with 35 mm f/1.8G if you have DX camera. This is a DX lens anyway.

    And go with 50mm if you have FX camera. 50mm is available in 2 models f/1.8 d and f/1.8 G. The 'd' does not have built-in focus motor whereas the 'G' model has it.
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  5. pv_krish

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    @ramjn, is not G costlier than D? I think there is a slight price difference. But 50mm is one of the best lenses out there. Night shots are just amazing.
  6. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Yes. G is expensive than D. G may cost around 10-12k and D around 5k. Both 50mm and 35mm are very good in low light if not the best. But the 35mm can't be used in a FX Camera. Don't make sense either.

    I have 50mm f/1.8 D. Bought for Rs. 5k. :)
  7. kunwar.g

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    If your DSLR doesn't have an in built motor go for the G version. The extra cost will get justified as soon as you get more in focus keepers. I have used both the D and G version and kept the G, just cause it have me more keepers. Also, the G version has manual override.

    If most of your shots are going to be inside, then get the 35mm, as 50mm can become too long. Bokeh on 50 is better by a good margin though.
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  9. pv_krish

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    Thats a killer price for 35mm. Amazing prime lens.
  10. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    This is an awesome price for 35mm. But, I am not sure if this will be covered by 2 years Nikon India Warranty. See the below notice posted on the Nikon India Website.

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