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Old July 8th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #1
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Prime lens suggestions

I recently sold one of my mountain bikes so I have some money to spend . Do you guys have any suggestions or opinions on any of the following lenses I'm considering?

Also, I currently have:
D90
Tamron 28-75 F/2.8
Tokina 12-24 F/4
Nikon 70-300

I want to get a prime lens to get that narrow DOF look and for the smooth bokeh. This will be used mostly indoors and as a walkaround lens when I don't want to carry my camera bag.

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S $199.95
Nikon 35mm f/2D AF $359.95
Nikon 28mm f/2.8D AF $264.95
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 $439 (Read a lot of bad things about this lens quality wise but if you get a good copy, its golden)

I tried my friends 50mm but I felt it was too restrictive for me so Im considering the lower mm lenses.

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Old July 8th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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i haven't tried anything lower than 35mm, but i just got my nikon 35mm 1.8G. I'm really liking this lens than my 50mm AF. its not too close like the 50 and more of a walkaround lens from what i been reading. So i say 35mm 1.8G for the price and quality pictures and bokeh is pretty smooth, but if your going to upgrade to a full frame soon, i would get the 35mm AF or the 50 AF, but for DX cameras i would stick to 35mm AF-S.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Mark! Do you have any close up shots you can post to show the sharpness and bokeh effect? Also, how is the sharpness stopped down at 1.8?
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I myself am going to purchase the 35mm f/2D at some point but expect to buy a 70-200 and 85 f/1.4 first. The 35mm is regarded as a nice lens for the price, and you may want to buy it used on KEH, because it goes for like $250 there.
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Thanks Mark! Do you have any close up shots you can post to show the sharpness and bokeh effect? Also, how is the sharpness stopped down at 1.8?
Here's a good review of it and just click the link below, with pics and bokeh quality.

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/nikon_35_1p8g_n15/
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Old July 10th, 2010, 05:22 AM   #6
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Buy my 35mm f/1.8G. I have one for sale. It's a great lens.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #7
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I love my 35 prime. Took it to Vegas and forgot I brought my 55-200 lol
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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #8
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I'll drop the price on my 85mm to $360 shipped if you purchase from me by the end of the day today... otherwise it's $375.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 07:55 PM   #9
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looking for same thing right now on ebay only for canon and only see 50mm so far but im looking for f1.4, i know 35 or 28 will be widers but for portait this should be good plus some car shots that i seen with small DOF look great
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