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[Elect] BB nikkor DX AF-S 35mm f/1.8G lens $199 free shipping

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vpower wrote:
Dec 26th, 2012 12:35 pm
I just bought the Nikon D600.

I was looking for a prime lens for portrait. Should I go with this 35mm or the 50mm?

Thanks for the advice
Portrait with an FX ? You should get the 85mm, it's the best ! check all reviews AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G
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incongruent wrote:
Dec 26th, 2012 10:52 am
Is the 18-55mm and 55-200 kit lenses also labelled this way? I thought no. I guess it just requires you know your product well when buying accessories. I actually, wasn't aware of this detail until i looked into single focal distance lenses since it seems less important on zoom lenses.

Here's a write up on the lens.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/35mm-f18.htm
Why are primes less important than a zoom?
vpower wrote:
Dec 26th, 2012 12:35 pm
I just bought the Nikon D600.

I was looking for a prime lens for portrait. Should I go with this 35mm or the 50mm?

Thanks for the advice
35mm on a FX sensor is short, cropped to DX mode and you're wasting the sensor. I would go with a 85mm.
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Kasakato wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 11:25 pm
Why are primes less important than a zoom?
I just meant the difference in angle of view for dx lenses is less noticeable on zoom lenses since it is different based on how much you have zoomed in. On prime lenses there is no zoom so the difference in angle of view is far more obvious.
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Now $169 until jan 2nd...guess I'll be buying and returning.
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incongruent wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 1:43 am
Now $169 until jan 2nd...guess I'll be buying and returning.
Thanks for the heads up, I will be doing the same.
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i have an 18-200mm currently, is this a lens i should have in addition?
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lilbamboo wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 7:50 pm
i have an 18-200mm currently, is this a lens i should have in addition?
Read this thread - about same 35mm lens - now OOS at BB anyway. Summary - the 35mm is a great lens for indoors/low-light etc.

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/hot-hot- ... y-1281764/
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A 35mm is equivalent to a 50mm on a DX format sensor.
the 1.5x crop factor makes it a 52mm, which is the closest thing to the 50mm on an FX format sensor.

The 50mm, since forever has been a lens described as the focal length closest to what the human eye sees, making it an ideal all-around lens.
The F1.8 makes it great for low light setting photography because the lower the aperture, the more light you let in.

At this price, it bests even some of the better deals I see on Kijiji, CL, etc.

Definitely a steal.
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I find that the 35/1.8 covers the 35mm image circle quite well, and only vignettes stopped-down and with infinity-focused images. It's also quite sharp edge to edge on FX.

I used to shoot this 35/1.8 on my D700 and photos came out great, if you know its limitations. For $169, it's an excellent deal!
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