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Nikkor 35 or 50 mm 1.8?

gpuretic

Gothenburg, SE
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gpuretic Registered since 15th Nov 2009
Wed 02-Dec-09 08:19 PM

Hi guys!
I was recently tipped on two fast primes for shooting in low light, Nikkor 35 and 50 mm 1.8. Now I checked both lenses in the lokal shop and played with them a little. They both produce very sharp pictures on my D90, indoor pictures without flash are just amazing!
My question is, which would you recommend most?
My plan is to get one of them mostly for low light shooting, indoor shooting of my baby which is coming i 2,5 months, portraits of my family. But, I don't wanna be limited, I might also want to use it outdoors, although I will probably use mostly my kit lens 18-105 for outdoor shooting (it's practical with the zoom).
What I noticed is that 50 come's a little bit to close to the subject, you get mostly the head and the shoulders in. 35 mm feels more natural in this sense, you get the bigger part of the subject in, and you can of course move closer if you want. On the other hand, the background blur is better with 50 mm lens. I might be wrong, but I have the feeling that 50 mm lens produced somehow sharper images, although the difference is only slight. According to some tests, 35 mm produces more distorsion, but is more silent and doesn't move while focusing. It is a little bit bigger also, fit's better in my left hand while I'm holding the camera.
The build quality is not my primary worry, only the image quality and usability.
Thank you for your answers!

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