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Friday, January 21, 2011

Lens Hunting

My Birthday is in 18 days?!
Exciting.. I know!
Jordan asked me what I wanted..

Um... a new lens for my camera, of course!

but I can't decide which one! :/

So those of you camera savvy people, I need your help..I'm struggling with the decision! 

I either want the Nikkor AF-S 50mm 1.4
(A little on the pricey side for my my budget...BUT might be worth it? I'll def. be looking for used or refurbished ones)


Nikkor AF-S 35mm 1.8
(Still a prime lens...not as fast, or quite as good and the 50mm 1.4, but lower cost! )

I know the last time we were left with a decision, we went the more expensive item, our iMAC. This is different though... I'm not sure if the more expensive lens is a need?

Camera people... help!
Nikon people.. got any old lenses you want to sell? :)

The husband and I are off to see a movie. Which one, you ask? 
Um.. that's another decision we have to make. :)

(we're a little indecisive, if you can't tell)

Haaaapppy Friday everyone!


  1. Ummm, I know nothing about cameras. So good luck. Haha.

    What movie did y'all end up seeing?

  2. I hear the 35mm is more "versatile"... pioneer woman has some pictures with both and shows you the differences. I will try to find that post and email it to you!
    We went to see Country Strong last weekend.... meant to post on it (whoops)... it was a good movie!
    What did y'all end up seeing?

  3. HEY!! yay for new lenses. The 50mm usually can be bought all plastic or all metal...the metal ones are ridiculous, but the plastic are EXACTLY the same and work EXACTLY the same but only for about 100 dollars. So i say go with the 50mm (i love love love mine!) but go plastic!
    Here is one on B&H photo and video (a great resource) for 120.00

    Happy early 18 days away birthday!

  4. Thanks so much for the help y'all!
    The main reason I'm wanting the 50 is because its f1.4... it'll be faster and better bokeh. So that's why theres a huge price gap between 50 1.8 and 50 1.4. I'm just not convinced it's a $200+ difference? If that's not the case than I can get the 35mm for realllly cheap and maybe have a little room for more camera accessories? Who knows! I'm taking someones engagement and bridal pictures (I know, SO exciting) in a few months, so I need a good lens for that!

    Thanks for the early birthday, Cam! Can't wait to see y'all soon!

    We ended up seeing "How Do You Know?". It wasn't as good as I thought it would be.. :( It was very slow and dragggged on.
    We love going to the movies though, so we had fun! :)


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