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kit lens vs. 35mm?
« on: January 22, 2010, 07:02:45 PM »
mga sir, should i sell my kit lens para makabili ako ng 35mm? kakailanganin ko pa kaya yung kit lens if meron na ko 35mm? gusto ko na po kasi ng 35mm for walkaround lens lang. Medyo tight kasi budget kaya gusto ko na lang ibenta kit lens ko. help! TIA!  ;D

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kit lens vs. 35mm?
« on: January 22, 2010, 07:02:45 PM »

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 07:09:59 PM »
you won't get much for the kit lens (assuming its the 18-55 kind). I suggest you keep it at least you have a wide angle when you need it.

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 08:21:33 PM »
wag mo muna benta kitlens mo, kung 35mm lang ipapalit mo, gaya ng sabi ni sir ortaliz, mawawalan ka ng wide angle.  :-\

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 09:29:44 PM »
dont sell it you'll need it for tight shots. mag ipon ka pa ng konti if you really need the 35mm

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 10:17:50 PM »
wag mo benta. just save up for the 35mm and use the kit as your walk around.
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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 10:44:29 PM »
if i were you i won't sell my kit lens...because zooms are very useful. might as well save up  for a 35mm.
maximize first the use of your kitlens...:)HTH

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 11:20:04 PM »
i wouldn't sell the kit lens either if i were you. keep it and save up for the 35mm...you might find yourself in a situation were you need something wider.

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010, 11:52:14 PM »
I agree. Keep your kit lens and you will find use for it. Save up for the 35mm or other lenses to find out which one you need to compliment it.
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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2010, 12:01:47 AM »
if you dont want to listen to them, IBIGAY mo sakin hehehe

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2010, 12:12:26 AM »
My suggestion might help you decide if you can live without your kitlens.

Put your kit lens on 35mm - approximate will do. Then tape the lens barrel such that you can't turn the zoom. Just a little masking tape would do. Then shoot for a few days and see if you can live with the 35mm focal length.

Don't sell it!  ;D ;D
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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2010, 12:36:27 AM »
i had the 18-55VR and 55-200VR combo... when i bought the amazing 35mm f1.8, i felt the 18-55vr was redundant kasi konting steps lang forward or backward covered ko na yong 18-55 focal range... ngek, hindi pala  :( ... i found myself in situations when i had to take large group shots simultaneously with other fotogs --- they were using 18-xxx lenses so ok na sila at a certain distance from the group.  ako na naka-35mm, atras pa ako ng mga 4 steps para makunan ko buong group. in the end, i missed the shot kasi sa pag-atras ko, nakaharang na mga ulo nong ibang fotogs  :'(

...another time, we had to shoot a scene inside a room pero hanggang doorway lang kami puede pumuwesto (bawal pumasok sa room).  yong brod ko naka-kit lens (18-55) got a good shot of the scene.  ako naman na naka-35, atras na naman.  so you could imagine what the shot would look like (syempre yong doorway lang makukunan ko with a very narrow view of the room).  in short, i missed that shot again  :'(

... so, i got myself an 18-55vr (shouldn't have sold it)

like the others, yon po ang recommendation ko --- don't sell the kit lens; you are going to miss it.

Ken Rockwell's DX DREAM TEAM consists of the 18-55, the 55-200vr and the 35mm f1.8.  He has a very good point po.

but save up for the amazing 35mm f1.8; great in low-light and its super-duper sharp talaga; di po kayo magsisisi na pag-ipunan yon.

HTH  :)
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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2010, 06:27:53 AM »
mga sir thanks sa mga comments! now i know what to do.  ;D

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2010, 09:16:23 AM »
mga sir thanks sa mga comments! now i know what to do.  ;D

Sell the kitlens and regret afterwards? hehe  ;D ;D Happy saving up for the 35mm!
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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2010, 10:14:37 AM »
meron ako 35mm at kit lens last dec.. then i decided to trade them both for 17-50 f/2.8..  ;D

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2010, 01:19:21 PM »
Selling your kit lens is like depriving yourself of the wider focal length.Malayo yong 18 sa 35!!! You can go forward with your foot but mahirap paatras pag wall o kaya bangin yong nasa likod mo :D :D :D
Magkano mo man lang yan mabebenta? Laki pa iaabuno mo sa kulang.The benefits of keeping it out weights the benefits of selling it.Save ka na lang!!!

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2010, 02:56:57 PM »
yap sayang kitlens mo, magdagdag ka nalang ng isa pang lens at list 2 lens ka na. para someday hindi ka magsisi. nawala na rin ata yung thread starter.
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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2010, 03:39:27 PM »
yap sayang kitlens mo, magdagdag ka nalang ng isa pang lens at list 2 lens ka na. para someday hindi ka magsisi. nawala na rin ata yung thread starter.

hindi naman sir hehe. may pasok lang kasi. i guess i'll just save up for the 35mm. wala kasi kong talent na maghintay.

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2010, 03:41:10 PM »
benta mo kitlens mo... yung inipon mo pa eh dagdag mo, bili ka ng 18-105 :p
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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2010, 09:24:47 PM »
shot with a 35mm on a wedding (singit photographer lang) and it would not really be wide enough for group shots. Alam mo naman mga group shots biglang dadami ang mga tao and you really have to step back. Tapos if low light pa then you are using a pop-up flash, medyo mabibitin na yun flash power kasi ang layo mo na. Keep your 18-55.
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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2010, 11:39:33 PM »
save your kitlens.... save up for the 35mm.


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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2010, 11:19:55 PM »
Heed their advice bro.  Nangyari na rin sa akin ung nagyari kay cyberjock

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2010, 06:01:26 PM »
keep the kit lens. mura lang naman yan. you won't get much for it if you sell it.

i used to have one (non-IS). sold it. then bought it again (IS version na). dead useful even if you have wide lenses. ako gamit ko siya for macro (with a reverse adaptor) and when i need a very light setup.

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2010, 10:22:28 PM »
If i were you, i'll keep my kit lens and instead buy a flash first, then 50mm1.4 afd... :)
You could take more artistic shots with a 1.4.. :)

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2010, 10:41:36 PM »
Depends on you :)

Me, I can say that I could live just shooting with the 35. It's because I used to shoot with just the 50 prime back when I was abusing my film slr.

But I think primes are there to complement your other lenses. The kit lens covers a really useful focal range, but comes short in dimly lit situations. That's where you need a prime.

Keep your kit lens :)

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2010, 01:03:55 PM »
Keep your kit lens and buy 50mm 1.8 much cheaper than 35mm
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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2010, 09:28:46 AM »
like nix tolentino my 35mm is always attach to my cam. i feel sorry for my 18-200 not being use anyomore. I like the sharpness and crisp of 35mm plus lowlight capabilities. My all around lens since i bought it last 3 months but still the decision is up to you. Hope this help

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Re: kit lens vs. 35mm?
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2010, 02:49:07 PM »
The f/1.8 won't AF on a D40. He did not say what camera he had.

Keep your kit lens and buy 50mm 1.8 much cheaper than 35mm

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