Nikon Street Photography + Portrait Lens Advice

carbonmotion

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Jan 28, 2004
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I'm doing some street photography and non-traditional portraits and I have a APSC Nikon. I like lots of smooth and easy bokeh, which lens should i get the Nikkor 35mm F/1.8 or the Micro-Nikkor 40mm F/2.8? I've already done some research on this topic, but I'd really appreciate some user feedback. Thanks!
 

ashman70

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Dec 20, 2010
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Every lens has different bokeh characteristics, you really need to read up on reviews of each lens and look at samples taken with each to see what the bokeh is like. If you are shooting available light then the faster the lens the better, so a 1.4 is going to be better then a 1.8 or 2.8 by a third to a full stop.
 
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Alonzo84

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Dec 18, 2009
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North Carolina
The 35mm 1.8 is a great lens with decent bokeh, but there is more to bokeh than just a fast max aperture. Nikon boasts that the 40mm Micro has great bokeh, but I do not have experience with it. I'm no expert but have also been researching the subject.
 
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