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- QuestionDoes this lens autofocus? i have a D3200 and was told it doesnt buy a best buy associate? (6 Answers)Answers
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- Questionwill the AF-S NIKKOR 50 mm f/1.8G Standard Lens work on a D7100 (6 Answers)
- QuestionNikon - AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G OR Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G? (6 Answers)Answers
- QuestionIs this lens better for family portrait indoor and outdoor, compared with 35 mm lens ? (5 Answers)
I am just thinking of buying another lens, but can't decide which lens, whether the 50 mm f 1.8 G or the 35 mm f 1.8 for my Nikon D3200 which I bought last year. I will need it for family portraits indoor and outdoor. ThanksAnswers
Truth be told, those are both on the short side for portraits... Especially the 35mm. When you have a cropped frame (DX) camera, a TRUE 50mm lens has an effective field of view similar to a 75mm lens on a full-frame, or (FX) camera. If your lens is a "DX lens", then it is going to show you a field of view that matches it's focal length. (Example, an 18-55mm DX lens will show you 18-55mm views on your camera. a TRUE (Non DX) "full-frame" lens like the 200mm f/2 Nikon lens will show you an effective 300mm view on your D3200. (200mm lens x 1.5 DX camera crop factor, 200x1.5=300mm effective focal length) Your portrait lenses do flattering things for human faces and perspective around the 85mm & up range. My favorite lenses to do portraits with are: 70-200mm f/2.8 (at the 200mm end), 85mm f/1.4, and my 300mm f/2.8 lenses. (You need lots of room to use the 300mm lens, but they make women's faces look awesome!) There's a whole bunch of theory behind why, like compression, and perspective manipulations, but I just accept the rule of thumb of 85-300mm are good portrait lengths because of personal trial and error. You can take a nice headshot of someone with a 50mm, no doubt, but I believe that you will be happier with an 85mm f/1.8 or better, an f/1.4 if you can afford it. A GREAT lens is the Nikon 105mm VR MACRO lens. It is a great portrait lens as well as an excellent MACRO/Close-up lens, and you would be hard pressed to find a sharper lens without spending a bit above the $1,000.00 USD range... My recommendations are: 105mm VR MACRO/MICRO lens. (Does multiple things and is super-sharp!) | 85mm f/1.8 or f/1.4 if your budget allows, but now we're into the thousands of dollars.... | the 70-200mm F/2.8 VRII This is the lens that I use for portraits at events because of the flexibility it offers, and it takes great portraits, almost the equal of the 85mm in my eyes... But again, we're talking almost $2500 for that lens. The 70-300mm VR was a great, relatively inexpensive lens when I had it. It was too slow for me, (I need the speed of f/2.8 for weddings and events in low light when flash is not an option or desired.) but it was a very sharp and nice lens for "general use". Just be sure to use it between 200mm & 300mm for your portraits, and know that you will not have as easy a time separating your subject from the background as you would with the 105mm VR, 70-200mm f.2.8, and definitely not as well as either of the 85mm lenses would.
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The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Standard Lens is a popular choice for a wide range of photography including portraiture and low light situations where the photographer can not use a flash or is looking to capture the scene with available light. While this is an excellent lens, NIKKOR Micro lenses are created specifically for close-up photography. Micro lenses like the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens and the AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens allow the photographer to focus very close into the subject and reproduce them at a 1:1 lifesize ratio on the sensor. These lenses are popular for subjects, such as flowers, insects and small products.
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