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02-16-2013, 05:06 AM   #1
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If you could only buy one?

.....and you were going to Disney World with it, would you get the:

50mm 1.8 or the 35mm 2.4?

Appreciate the feedback!

02-16-2013, 06:13 AM   #2
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IMO the 35mm 2.4, but depending on your future needs, the 50 will also be able to do the job...
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35/2.4
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thats the one i was leaning towards too <3

thanks!

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Both of these lenses are excellent in their own right, but the most important question to ask is what you want to capture with the lens.
I have used both, and found the 35/2.4 excellent for every days photography, and alright for portraits but the 50/1.8 is faster (giving you more depth of field control) and is even better for portraiture.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Both of these lenses are excellent in their own right, but the most important question to ask is what you want to capture with the lens.
I have used both, and found the 35/2.4 excellent for every days photography, and alright for portraits but the 50/1.8 is faster (giving you more depth of field control) and is even better for portraiture.

I eventually want both lenses.

but for Disney I will be trying for some low light ride photos. and landscapes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by disneybride Quote
I eventually want both lenses.

but for Disney I will be trying for some low light ride photos. and landscapes.
In that case, definitely the 35 mm lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by IchabodCrane Quote
In that case, definitely the 35 mm lens.
excellent

thank you!

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35mm, at Disney you want to take in as much of the scenery as possible!

Heck, get the 35mm and an old manual or A 50 1.7 if you have the room for it. You can get an old M-1.7 for a song.

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I would actually use the 40mm xs that comes with the k-01. Thats my setup and it works great as it is unobtrusive, compact, and sharp. Makes the camera comfortable to carry without the lens banging into things when around your shoulder.
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