A&P I cant decide....Nikon Crew get in here!!

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  1. pl_silverado

    pl_silverado OT Supporter

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    Sigma 30mm f/1.4 or Nikon 35mm f/2

    Which will it be :noes: I like primes, i just dont like the 50mm f/1.8 on a crop sensor, so i'll save it for the day i go FF.

    I can't decide for the life of me :rofl:
     
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    I've heard great things on the 30 f/1.4... BUT, it is a sigma. :dunno:

    Others can speak on the 35 f/2... I haven't read or heard too much about it. Would love for Nikon to have a 35 f/1.4 like canon, I would buy instantly. :o
     
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    I'd probably order two 30 f/1.4's and keep the sharper one.

    I don't think theres anything a 35/2 could do that I couldn't do with my 50/1.4 and my feet.
     
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    I would too! :bigthumb:
     
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    Well my other option is to get a D700 to use with the 50mm :rofl:
    Although, im not completely sold on one yet. I'm content with my D300, i'll just wait n see what Nikon has up their sleeve in the FF dept before i upgrade.

    I know i can do what the 35 can with my feet n the 50, but im too used to shooting a 50mm on film ;)
     
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    D700 + 50/1.4 = win

    D700 + 30/1.4 = :eek3:
     
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    I recently got the 35 f/2 and its been on the camera 95 percent of the time since I have gotten it. It is a lot of fun shooting indoors/outdoors. The 50 is to narrow for indoors, you cant "move your feet" many cases indoors due room layouts. I am suprised at how sharp it is wide open ( I had heard they were a bit soft) and I am extremely happy with the lens. I would recommend getting the 30 probably though due to the times I wish it was 5mm wider. How much is the 30? I got my 35 used from b+h
     
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    for some reason, it doesn't work all that great on Canons... amazing on Nikons though. :dunno:
     
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    im not overly worried about the 5mm wider ... i have the 10.5mm fisheye if i want to go super wide :bigthumb:

    i just want something to walk around with and use at night :bigthumb:

    Post some pics taken with your 35mm!
     
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    look at my [email protected] thread, any pictures I have posted recently are from it. I use the tokina 12-24 when I want uwa, then the 35 for everything, the 50mm for portraits/still life. It fits in there perfectly and I love it
     
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    i think i posted in that thread :rofl:

    will look again :cool:
     
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    Its definitely a great focal length, I love the simplicity and speed of primes.The lens was a no brainer for me :big grin: I like it more than my 12-24 :big grin:
     
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    I think im sticking to primes for the same reason, although i'll keep my 18-200 for traveling. its good enough during the daytime.

    so the 10.5mm f/2.8 (along with the fisheye-hemi plugin), 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.8, and 18-200 f/whatever should keep me happy while traveling for quite a while :naughty:

    but i still cant decide between the sigma or the nikkor :rofl:

    Nikkor is $ 300
    Sigma is $ 380
     
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    buy used and make it easier. but that would be a fine kit
     
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    i should buy used...thanks for the idea.

    i returned my 70-200 f/2.8 ...nice glass but fuck carrying that while backpacking.
     
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    Here are a few more

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    I got mine for 270 shipped from b+h. I have seen a few on fredmiranda recently. I like primes alot though, simple, fast, small, and makes you think more about composition I feel
     
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    I'm so used to shooting a 50mm prime on my Minolta film camera, i did it for 6 years. I think when i get the 30 or 35mm it's gonna end up on my camera 99% of the time.

    Did you gets yours new or used for $ 270?
     
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    Yea I had the exact same reasoning from my 50 on my canon ae-1. Get the lens, you will be happy. I got it for 270 used from b+h, keh didnt have any used and still doesnt. I dont know if it was actually used because everything about it looks new :big grin: You will be happy with either of these lenses, just get what you can afford and start shooting with it :big grin:
     
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    Well my birthdays coming up in 2 weeks so i'll see if someone else will buy it for me :big grin:
    If not, i'll order it by the end of the month ;)
     
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    its a shame the d700 + 30 1.4 yields

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    I will post as much as I can until then :big grin:
     
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    I bet you will :rofl:

    I need to get the damn grip for my D300 too!
     
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    word! I need my birthday to be earlier than april. I also need to stop worrying about gear and shoot/print more :big grin: even though thats half the fun
     
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    ^ haha i know the feeling. luckily mines the 26th!

    Looking back i should have spent the $ 700 that i blew on the fisheye and 50mm on the 35mm f/2 and grip instead.... but now i don't think i'll ever get rid of the fisheye :big grin:

    I need another flash in addition to my SB-800 too...wtf the spending never ends.
     

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