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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
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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.
Thanks for your input denny.
i got one fro xmas and i love it..one of my first images with it got me an HC
it's the best money you could spend.
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.)
Brilliant little lens, i've just done some studio portraits in my pf with nothing but the 50mm 1.8 Nikkor. Absolute pearler.
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.
For the minimal cost, the 50/f1.8 is a brilliant addition to your 'armoury'... Go for it.
The 18-70mm also has the SWM focusing motor, fast and silent, and expensive. Listen to Mike.
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
Good decision Darren...
I promise this - you will not regret it it.
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.
good way of looking at it.
bet your wife wouldn't think twice about spending that amount on a pair of shoes!
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