35/1.8 or 50/1.8 which to get?

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whats the name of the shop ? and do they have a website.. can not find a 35 anywhere. is that the new one
 
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i belive it was the 35 1.8 because it was only like 249 or somthing
 
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They have the 35? I'm jealous! You have to get back kind of far with the 50, so it depends on how close you need to be to your subject.
 
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I prefer the 35mm focal length for DX bodies. 35mm 1.8's are showing up more frequently from dealers and the MSRP is $199. I bought one a few weeks ago for $199. As a matter of principle, I refuse to pay more than MSRP, but that's just me. ;)
 
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You didn't state what you want to use if for, nor what camera. the 35mm is a DX lens, while the 50mm is an FX lens. I really like the 50mm f/1.8 personally and with extension tubes it can do a decent job with still macro work.
 
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On a D70 the 35/1.8 makes more sense as a "normal" lens than the 50/1.8

But that's based on the assumption that you're looking for a "normal" lens. What do you wnat to use the lens for?
 
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i got out my 18-55 and look in the view finder....

50mm was way to close on DX and 35mm seemd much better.

I still may get a 50mm for indoor sports
 
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You might not but I definitely prefer the 35 to the 50 on DX. The focal length is just right--it's normal! Not to mention it's sharper wide open and has better bokeh.
 
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You might not but I definitely prefer the 35 to the 50 on DX. The focal length is just right--it's normal! Not to mention it's sharper wide open and has better bokeh.
This is the first time I have seen somebody state that the 35 1.8 is sharper than the 50 1.8. I guess I am kind of surprised by that.
 
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im mainly going to use this lens for a low light option and something that is just easy to carry around at like theme parks and what not.. it will be used mostly for portraits
 
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If you are going to mostly be using it outside, I think the 50 will be a more useful focal length. Indoors (houses) the 35 will be easier to work with.
 
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