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What will be a good walk around lens with crop sensor?
« on: September 15, 2016, 11:25:12 AM »
Choices are
1. 35mm 1.8
2. 18 55 kit lens

Walk through market places and click along pics.

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Re: What will be a good walk around lens with crop sensor?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 08:21:24 AM »
I'd go with the 35mm if i were you....
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Re: What will be a good walk around lens with crop sensor?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 06:42:24 PM »
I'd go with the 35mm if i were you....
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Re: What will be a good walk around lens with crop sensor?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 09:40:29 PM »
I'd go with the 35mm if i were you....

Hi Guys.

Ayaz,  I was struggling to pick one to recommend, so I hesitated to reply.   I'm curious why you chose the 35.  Better speed and DOF?
Better concealment?  That 18~55 works out to about 27~82 in full frame, a pretty useful range.  But it's more conspicuous too.

I think I would rather have BOTH of those lenses, if possible.

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Re: What will be a good walk around lens with crop sensor?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 09:40:59 AM »


Ayaz,  I was struggling to pick one to recommend, so I hesitated to reply.   I'm curious why you chose the 35.  Better speed and DOF?
Better concealment?  That 18~55 works out to about 27~82 in full frame, a pretty useful range.  But it's more conspicuous too.


While ur right about the focal length being useful, for me it was the maximum aperture that tilted the scales in favour of the 35mm - thats a 1.8 lens where-as the 18-55 isnt...its 4.5 / 5.6

I've always liked shooting with a shallow dof so the 35 is a clear winner for me.

As someone once said - if you need zoom, take a few steps ahead, wider angle? take a few steps back.
If you still need something wider, shoot 2 or 3 photos and stitch them together :)
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Re: What will be a good walk around lens with crop sensor?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 09:46:19 AM »
Ah,  I understand.

The same reasons I like the Nikkor 50mm f1.4 on FF.

I'm reminded of THIS article I saw on TOP.  One lens for a year.  A normal focal length prime..  Nothing else.

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Re: What will be a good walk around lens with crop sensor?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 07:42:54 PM »
Thats one hell of an interesting idea Henry......i can do it for 1 trip or 1 day...not for a year...i'd most probably get depressed if i dont get to use the lenses i have :D

You are not going to believe this but I've not yet used a 50mm 1.4 on a full frame digital camera. I've used it on the FM and then used it on the Nikon F....I need to give it a try on the Df now...perhaps on my next trip!

Btw I'm going a bit off track but there arent any "cheap" full frame lens options in the 35mm focal length ...if Nikon can make a 35mm 1.8 for Dx why on earth cant they make one for FF?
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Re: What will be a good walk around lens with crop sensor?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2016, 08:47:05 AM »
One lens for a year.  A normal focal length prime..  Nothing else.

That really reminds me of my first winter birding with 70-300. It would never get off the body.
Then I got 150-600. Now I have options serious birding carry the bazooka else AK47  ;) .
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Re: What will be a good walk around lens with crop sensor?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2016, 11:34:50 PM »
Thanks guys..

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Re: What will be a good walk around lens with crop sensor?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2016, 11:39:07 PM »
But i obviously i will end up taking all lenses with me

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Re: What will be a good walk around lens with crop sensor?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2016, 11:56:23 AM »
What I found out was that a single zoom lens system is much better like 18 200 2.8

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