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Pentax DA 50mm f1.8 lens for $129.95 and free shipping
Posted By: bmw_328ci, 12-10-2014, 12:45 AM

I checked with camelx3 and it shows that this is the lowest price from 3rd party new. Which is better this one or the 35mm ??

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12-10-2014, 06:22 AM   #2
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I say you should decide based on what focal length is best for you. With the kit lens do you find yourself zooming all the way to 50mm most of the time? Do you like to shoot portraits with a shallow depth of field? Do you often shoot in low light? If so, probably should get the 50mm.

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Both will be acceptable in sharpness. If you really just want a "normal" focal length, 35mm is just that. It is almost like you didn't even put a camera to your face. Great for walkaround purposes, not as great for bokeh.
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If it's your first lens, stick with the 35mm. More useful all-around. You can have more fun with the 50mm, but you'll find you want a wider lens for everyday use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ballgofar Quote
If it's your first lens, stick with the 35mm. More useful all-around. You can have more fun with the 50mm, but you'll find you want a wider lens for everyday use.
I agree with that. I'm pretty much a beginner but the 50mm on the APS sized camera isn't nearly the same experience I had with 50mm on a 35mm film SLR. It isn't nearly as useful, IMVHO.

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