A&P Nikon fanboys v. 35mm f/1.8

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  1. ftslogger

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    Is it me or is the bokeh terrible from this lens? I've been in the dilemma of buying a 30/35mm DX lens or the 85 f/1.8, but I can't get around the bokeh of the Nikkor 35mm...the Siggy 1.4 to me looks far better?

    Am I blind and dumb? The Cafe seems to rant on this lens. :dunno:
     
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    in order to get good bokeh with that lens you will need to be pretty close to your subject.

    post some examples of what you don't like...
     
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    These are two out of the Nikon Cafe thread....the bokeh doesn't seem very smooth to me. It looks weird to my eyes.


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    It's pretty harsh, but you don't typically buy a 35mm lens for the bokeh.
     
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    Too bad you don't shoot with Canon :hs:
     
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    Your canon sackriding is strong this week. :mamoru:
     
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    Looks almost like Nikon 18-200 bokeh.
     
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    that bokeh is very painful to my eyes
     
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    :hsughno:


    Nothing better to do...:fawk:
     
  10. jaydub

    jaydub Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

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    I think a lot of the reason people like it is because of its performance as a $200 lens. I don't know if it's really accurate to compare the Sigma 30 though, it costs twice as much.

    Of course, I can't find the 35 in stock anyplace. I'd at least like to try it.
     
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    that new 35mm f/1.8 is overrated, IMO. I returned mine a few days after I bought it and got a 17-50 Tammy instead
     
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    Get the 35 f2 instead. The 85 (I think) is too tight on a crop body.
     
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    I have a buddy that owns one, and he's coming over tonight. I'll take my own test shots showing sharpness and bokeh and post em up for you guys.

    He really likes it. I haven't seen anything he's shot with it though...

    But he's using it on a d60, and I guess part of the draw was that it was a cheap-ish f1.8 with an internal motor...
     

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