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your thoughts on the nikon 50mm 1.8

dazzaman 8 630 England
25 Feb 2011 4:46PM
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.

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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
25 Feb 2011 4:52PM
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,
dazzaman 8 630 England
25 Feb 2011 5:10PM
Thanks for your input denny.
Gary_Macleod 10 159 Scotland
25 Feb 2011 6:39PM
i got one fro xmas and i love it..one of my first images with it got me an HC
timbo 12 592 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2011 7:12PM
it's the best money you could spend.
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
25 Feb 2011 7:15PM
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.)

25 Feb 2011 7:57PM
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 10 17.9k 8 Norway
25 Feb 2011 8:03PM
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.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
25 Feb 2011 8:31PM
The 18-70mm also has the SWM focusing motor, fast and silent, and expensive.Wink Listen to Mike.
dazzaman 8 630 England
25 Feb 2011 8:52PM
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
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
25 Feb 2011 8:55PM
Good decision Darren...

I promise this - you will not regret it it.

dazzaman 8 630 England
25 Feb 2011 9:06PM
thanks buddy Smile
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
25 Feb 2011 10:42PM
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 8 630 England
25 Feb 2011 10:49PM
good way of looking at it.
timbo 12 592 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2011 8:41AM
bet your wife wouldn't think twice about spending that amount on a pair of shoes!

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