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p.1 #1 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


I'm looking at picking up something faster then my current lens for those times when I want shallow depth. I have a D7K and will probably never go FX, or at least not for a very very long time.

I would probably want it for indoor and people I would think. Hard to say what I might end up using it for. Maybe flowers and the like as well.

I am looking at the two affordable options, 35 1.8 DX or the 50 1.8.

Which do you think I will get the most use out of? I'm leaning toward the 35 since it is around a 50 once in the DX body.

Any one have any words of wisdom that you would like to share...who am I kidding, this is the internet, of course you do

Thanks Paul



Apr 10, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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p.1 #2 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


I have the D7000 and D600. I have the 35mm 1.4 as well as the 50mm 1.4 and I use the 35mm more on both of my cameras. The 50m not so much, so from my experience I vote 35mm because it's normal on DX and wide on FX.


Apr 11, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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p.1 #3 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


If you do the math based on 1.5 crop factor for DX, 35 is equivalent to 50mm on film while 50 becomes 75mm. Which one FL you feel more comfortable for your intended use?


Apr 11, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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p.1 #4 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


Well this is why I'm leaning toward the 35 as I think that it will be better suited to what I will want to do. I think if I wanted portraits then a 50 might work well as like you say it is a 75.

Keep en coming.



Apr 11, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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p.1 #5 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


You also need to be aware the DOF at each fstop also gets amplified by 1.5 crop factor on DX.


Apr 11, 2013 at 01:06 AM
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p.1 #6 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


mshi wrote:
You also need to be aware the DOF at each fstop also gets amplified by 1.5 crop factor on DX.


Sorry to be OT, newbie question, how DOF is affected as per your statement?



Apr 11, 2013 at 09:36 AM
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p.1 #7 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


I use Sigma 30/1.4 for 90% of indoor or even outdoor photography of our family. I have 50/1.4, 85/1.4, 18-105, 10-24. The 30 is still best for this use on DX. So I recommend the 35/1.8 (focal length is almost same; aperture difference is not important, I usually use f/2.5 to f/4 for enough DOF and bounced flash (gelled for wb if needed) for better light).


Apr 11, 2013 at 09:52 AM
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p.1 #8 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


PeterTan wrote:
Sorry to be OT, newbie question, how DOF is affected as per your statement?


Basically, if you have identical framing on a DX vs. FX camera, you have to be closer to the subject on an FX camera, or have a longer focal length. Closer focus/longer focal length = shallower DOF.

The actual DOF doesn't change on FX vs. DX (DX is just a crop of FX), but to achieve the same shot you have differences in distance or focal length.

To the OP's question, I have a 50mm and a 35mm, and I don't use the 50mm a lot. I find it to be a somewhat awkward focal length - not wide enough or long enough to be super useful. I keep it because when I need f/1.4, it's the only lens I have for that purpose.



Apr 11, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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p.1 #9 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


I use the Sigma 30mm f1.4. It is an excellent match to my D7100.


Kent in SD



Apr 11, 2013 at 01:01 PM
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p.1 #10 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


I like my 50mm 1.8G. It's a great lens, FX (in case you will upgrade), not too much more than the 35mm, and great for people on DX.


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p.1 #11 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


35 for all around. Literally on my D90 all the time.
50 is a far reach but it is damn sharp.



Apr 11, 2013 at 01:32 PM
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p.1 #12 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


Thanks for the input every one. I think that I'm going to stick with my first thoughts and get a 35mm. Just need to find one close to me now.


Apr 11, 2013 at 02:18 PM
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p.1 #13 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


Looks like I found one. Supposed to be in perfect condition and they want $170, worth it? Everything but the box with it.


Apr 11, 2013 at 04:19 PM
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p.1 #14 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


I paid $135 shipped off of F.M



Apr 11, 2013 at 04:49 PM
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p.1 #15 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


Where? In the states? And what was the condition?


Apr 11, 2013 at 04:56 PM
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p.1 #16 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


USA Like new with box etc...


Apr 11, 2013 at 05:34 PM
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p.1 #17 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


Found the old ad - http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1168903/0?keyword=x#11144601


I actually paid $129 shipped.



Apr 11, 2013 at 05:37 PM
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p.1 #18 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


Nice. Can't find one for that around here. One guy will not budge and he wanted $20 more for it then what I can pay for it new.


Apr 11, 2013 at 06:21 PM
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p.1 #19 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


$139

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1204458



Apr 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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p.1 #20 · 35mm or 50mm on D7k?


I've had the Nikon 35mm f/1.8. It does the job OK. Now I use the Sigma 30mm f/1.4. It's better built and has beautiful bokeh. More expensive than the Nikon 35, though.


Apr 15, 2013 at 08:42 PM
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