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35mm or 28mm?
« on: August 26, 2010, 11:04:00 AM »
Need help.

What prime lens (wideangle) will complement my current gear of D90 with sb600, 50mm f1.8 and 55-200VR? Due to budget limitations, i narrowed my options to a 35mm f1.8 af-s and 28mm f2.8... but others options will also be considered as well.

Mainly shoot my kids, family events and general photography.

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35mm or 28mm?
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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 11:13:49 AM »
35mm -> ayoko yun FL na ito for DX. hindi tumagal sa akin yun 35mm f/1.8 ko. mas prone pa sya sa focus hunt compared sa 50mm ko for some reasons pag medyo low light na.

28mm -> alanganin na FL sa DX for me.

24MM/20mm -> tamang tama lang pagkawide sa DX. best choice for me. kung ako sa iyo kunin mo yun 24mm kasi 52mm yun filters nyan. swak sa gamit mo. kung wala ka makita o nagtitipid ka, kung di ka maselan makakabili ka sa hidalgo ng 24mm f/2.8 macro ng sigma for around 7k or less brandnew old stock. huli kong nakita madami dami pa sila nito lalo na sa bandang dulo dulo. 52mm din filter nito. ginamit ko sya sa hanap buhay noon. hindi perpekto pero pwede na din. mura e. sinira ko lang nun nagka fungus. gutay gutay na sa akin yun goma nyan at prone sa libag ng coating.

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 11:14:52 AM »
dagdag ko lang. medyo mabagal yun 24mm ng sigma pero may macro halos na feature yan. in fact macro nakalagay sa box, 1:4 ata. :o :o :o

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 11:26:53 AM »
ok sir, i'll check the sigma. btw, do you have an idea how much po ung nikkor na 24mm?? balita ko rin mahirap maghanap ng lens na yan...

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 11:28:27 AM »
I was also choosing between primes of 24mm 28mm and 35mm before (for a canon crop-body though). I experimented using my 24-70 by fixing it at each focal length and then shooting indoors fixed at those focal lengths. I found 35mm was too narrow for me, and ended up getting the 28mm.

Taking aperture into consideration though, the canon 28mm is f1.8 so it was also faster than the canon 35 f2.  For your choices, it would also depend if f2.8 is fast enough for you. Since I don't like using flash, I find f2.8 a bit limiting.

If you're open to other choices though, I'd look at wider primes. I really would have preferred a 24mm focal length, but for canon its f2.8 so I went with the 28mm instead.
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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 02:06:47 PM »
I'd go as wide as you can for the prime since you mentioned you'll be taking photos mostly of events, family, etc. Sa 35mm ko kasi with a crop body, medyo iilan tao lang kasya sa frame unless i back up further.
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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 02:21:32 PM »
Kung 28 f2.8 lang din eh sa Tamron 17-50 f2.8 na'ko, same opening pero mas versatile na FL. ::)

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 02:52:24 PM »
i'd get the 24 2.8 ok na siya for DX cam, mejo wide na din and sharp pa!!! yun nga lang bihira ang nagbebenta nun.

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010, 03:05:08 PM »
you might want to check out JTphotoworld for their sigma line up

http://digitalprinting.multiply.com/photos/album/72/SIGMA_PRODUCTS

they have 20mm, 24mm, and 28mm all of it f1.8, not sure if its readily available though  ;D
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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010, 05:52:31 PM »
thanks for the inputs. ill save for the 24mm prime for my d90.  ;D

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 01:25:10 AM »
why not try a 17-55 or a tamron 17-50 2.8? for an everyday lens.hassle mag palit palit ng lens eh.
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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2010, 08:04:08 AM »
dbagadgets has them for 15k bnew for the Nikkor AF 24mm F2.8D and 13k for the Nikkor AF 35mm F2D. you just have to wait 3-5 days for it to be ordered.  :) try searching them sa multiply.

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2010, 08:47:18 AM »
24 1.4G?!  :o

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2010, 02:21:45 PM »
yup. Go as wide as you can on this one. How about getting an UWA? hehe. nanggulo pa ko

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2010, 11:12:17 AM »
sigams 20 f1.8 is also good...but i've sold it coz its too wide for me and bought a sigma 30 f1.4 which is really good sharp even wide open though you ned to find a good copy some tends to front and back focus alot.though you can have it calibrated at JT for free!

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2010, 11:17:50 AM »
sigams 20 f1.8 is also good...but i've sold it coz its too wide for me and bought a sigma 30 f1.4 which is really good sharp even wide open though you ned to find a good copy some tends to front and back focus alot.though you can have it calibrated at JT for free!

Magakano ung sigma 20 f1.8 and sigma 30f1.4?

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2010, 01:50:51 PM »
As far as i can remember the sigma 20 f1.8 sells around 28-30k bnew. and the 30 f1.4 is 22k, imho 20 f1.8 is soft wide open unlike my 30 f 1.4 sharp wide open u can shoot any low light condition using f1.4 thats y we buy fast aperture lens to use it wide open imho. hope this helps..... ;)

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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2010, 02:45:23 PM »
The sigma 30mm 1.4 gets great reviews for its sharpness and bokeh, but like any sigma you'd just need to check for front/back focus issues on any copy you consider getting
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Re: 35mm or 28mm?
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2010, 07:59:13 AM »
Get the 28mm, or better yet a 24 mm. In doing indoor shots of groups of people, it easier to move forward than to move backward to frame a shot.

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