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Out of curiosity, what are your plans for the 50mm f/1.4?

In my experience, 50mm f/1.4 is great for portraits because of how nice the bokeh and depth of field is, but I find it to be a bit tight for indoor shots in small rooms (think your typical dorm room). However, in the streets of San Francisco it serves me very well, giving me a nice focal length for city photography.

Between those two lenses, I'd grab one based on your focal length needs.

On a side note, what's with the "G"? Is it how f-stops are denoted in a different language (all I can tell is that it's a Romantic language)?
I picked those lens because I though they would offer something different with the fast 1.4f/1.8f.

Thanks again, your very helpful.I've read your beginners guide, It is very good, just the amount of information I needed.

About the G, I'm copying from the German site, I guess that how they name it.
Edited by Firanford - 1/9/11 at 6:20pm
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G means gelded. The lens has no aperture ring, so it won't work on really old Nikons. Not that important, really.
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Originally Posted by Firanford View Post
I picked those lens because I though they would offer something different with the fast 1.4f/1.8f.

Thanks again, your very helpful.I've read your beginners guide, It is very good, just the amount of information I needed.

About the G, I'm copying from the German site, I guess that how they name it.
Glad I could help

Both lenses will give you great DoF/Low Light performance with their large apertures. However, the difference between 35mm and 50mm is quite substantial. My advice would be to only order the camera with 18-55mm kit lens first, then use that @ 35mm and @ 50mm to gauge which focal length would be better for your sort of photography. Some people prefer 35mm and some prefer 50mm. Honestly, it's a personal taste thing depending on your own shooting style and preferences.
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