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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
25 Feb 2011 - 4:46 PM

Im thinking of trading in my nikon 18.70mm for a prime 50 mm 1.8 would this be a wise decision.
Your thoughts please
Thanking you.
Dazza.

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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014931 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2011 - 4:52 PM

The 18-70 is a very good lens, and is a different purpose lens than the 50mm f1.8. You would be giving up the wide angle you have now. When I had the 18-70mm, I must admit that I didn't use it much, but it was my landscape lens and outside people shots. Can you hang onto the 18-70mm and get the 50mm also? That would be my move.

Good luck,
Denny

dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
25 Feb 2011 - 5:10 PM

Thanks for your input denny.
Dazza

Gary_Macleod
25 Feb 2011 - 6:39 PM

i got one fro xmas and i love it..one of my first images with it got me an HC

timbo
timbo  12591 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Feb 2011 - 7:12 PM

it's the best money you could spend.

User_Removed
25 Feb 2011 - 7:15 PM

I use my 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor a lot. It is one of the best lenses I have ever used and, at 79, must be one of the best value-for-money purchases I have ever made.

The standard lens I use is the 24-70mm f/2.8 Nikkor, but whenever I need something faster and 50mm focal length is OK, then a change to the prime lens is just the job. (For example, when taking action pics of curling in a fairly dimly lit ice rink where flash is not allowed.)

.

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jken
jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2011 - 7:57 PM

Brilliant little lens, i've just done some studio portraits in my pf with nothing but the 50mm 1.8 Nikkor. Absolute pearler.

User_Removed
25 Feb 2011 - 8:03 PM

Don't get rid of the 18-70 Daz... Please.

It would be a BIG mistake - and one you will regret. It is a hugely underestimated and so very versatile lens. Smile

For the minimal cost, the 50/f1.8 is a brilliant addition to your 'armoury'... Go for it.

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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014931 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2011 - 8:31 PM

The 18-70mm also has the SWM focusing motor, fast and silent, and expensive.Wink Listen to Mike.

dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
25 Feb 2011 - 8:52 PM

Thanks to everyone for your valueble input.especially mike and straycat.i must agree mike,i think ide regret it if i sold.it is a very sharp lens.ill save up for the 50mm
Rhankyou
Dazza

User_Removed
25 Feb 2011 - 8:55 PM

Good decision Darren...

I promise this - you will not regret it it.

Grin

dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
25 Feb 2011 - 9:06 PM

thanks buddy Smile
dazza

User_Removed
25 Feb 2011 - 10:42 PM

Just think - the price of a pint of beer a day for a month and you've got it.

It's a real no brainer.

dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
25 Feb 2011 - 10:49 PM

good way of looking at it.
cheers
dazza

timbo
timbo  12591 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Feb 2011 - 8:41 AM

bet your wife wouldn't think twice about spending that amount on a pair of shoes!

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