Adding a lens to my arsenal (D60)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by waterskier2007, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

    waterskier2007

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    So I have a D60 that I bought about 1.5 years ago (I think, I cant really remember). When I got it the kit lenses were a 18-55 and 55-200, both with VRII. I want to add another lens to that and I am looking at a 35 mm with a 1.8 aperture from Best Buy. They are selling it for 199.95 (same as the MSRP from Nikon). I like the thought of this lens because it has a wide aperture for some of those low light shots and portraits. Let me know what you guys think. Is this a good lens to add?

    Thanks,
    waterskier2007
     
  2. peepboon macrumors 6502

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    This lens is amazing. I used it for 6 months on D90 on my year abroad studies in Japan. Its nicer than the 50mm just because it is wider. The 35mm is the same as a 50mm on a FX body.

    The lens works best at F2.8-4 @F4 it is incredibly sharp.

    It is also very small as it doesn't have a focusing scale on the lens.
     
  3. npropes macrumors member

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    Most definitely pick up the 35mm f/1.8G. I don't even use my 18-55mm anymore because of this lens.

    Also another good thing to pick up at some point is a SB-400 speedlight. If you shoot a lot of indoors lowlight, this flash provides the ability to bounce which the built in doesn't.
     
  4. tinman0 macrumors regular

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    Much better choice than the nifty 50 that everyone else bangs on about. The 50 is far too long in my opinion, so 35 makes much more sense as a portrait lens.
     
  5. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    I just wanted to chime in and agree with everyone here.

    It is an awesome lens (I was going to say 'for the price' but it is an awesome lens period.)
    It has nice color and contrast and is very sharp stepped down a little (like most lenses) and even wide open it will be sharper than your (pretty good) kit lenses.

    The focal length is very useful, and for a mere $200 it is an absolute steal. I would not hesitate to recommend it.
     
  6. waterskier2007 thread starter macrumors 68000

    waterskier2007

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    Got it yesterday.

    Also, I already have a SB-600. thanks for the recommendation
     
  7. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully it's working out for you. I recommended it to a friend who shoots with a D90 and she loves it.
     

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