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Already have a BR-2A (reverse coupler) and a BR3 (reverse lens filter thread mount) for my camera so that's no issue
then i think the 50mm f1.8 AI would be the best choice.
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post #12 of 23
+1 on the 35mm 1.8 I have it and love it. I was torn between the 50mm and the 35mm as well, but 50mm for indoor shots wasn't going to work for me.
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Well i went ahead and bought it, now I'm off to work, will look for a new bag for the camera, as the one i have now has no room for new equipment..... suggestions on a good bag would be greatly appreciated
post #14 of 23
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Well i went ahead and bought it, now I'm off to work, will look for a new bag for the camera, as the one i have now has no room for new equipment..... suggestions on a good bag would be greatly appreciated
What kind of bag are you currently using? I have this one here

and I can fit my D3100 with 17-55 2.8, 35, and 55-200 in the bag. It's a bit of a tight fit but good enough.
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i'd get the 35/1.8. even on a full-frame camera 50mm is really too long a lens. you can achieve slower shutter speeds with acceptable sharpness, too
I second this.

As Dream Killer said, the 50mm is an AF lens that cannot autofocus with the D3000 and D3100. Both cameras lack an in-body autofocus motor.

The 35mm f/1.8 is an AF-S lens instead, which has its own autofocus motor and can autofocus with those bodies. Additionally, the 35mm is a nice focal point in my opinion since it's wide enough to use indoors (50mm is a tad too tight indoors for my tastes).
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Glad you decided on a lens OP. Also I am glad reincarnated made it to this thread
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post #17 of 23
Oh god, you are going to hate manual focus on a D3000. May I wish you the best of luck and think before you throw the lens at the floor.
post #18 of 23
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i'd get the 35/1.8. even on a full-frame camera 50mm is really too long a lens. you can achieve slower shutter speeds with acceptable sharpness, too
35 on 1.5crop is > 50 on FF
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35 on 1.5crop is > 50 on FF
but then 50mm on a 1.5x is 75mm. my point is that 50mm is too long for general use even on an FF camera
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What kind of bag are you currently using? I have this one here

and I can fit my D3100 with 17-55 2.8, 35, and 55-200 in the bag. It's a bit of a tight fit but good enough.
The bag i currently have is a LowePro that i got at wal-mart. i got it because it was cheap and it holds exactly everything i currently have, will look at some others they have there......
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