50mm Prime Lens for D3100
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12-08-12, 07:42 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
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I've recently bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D3100, and I am considering getting a prime 50mm lens. I've had a look at the Nikon 50mm f1.8 D AF lensm which I've read good reviews of, but I understand this doesn't have autofocus with the D3100. As a newbie to photography I wonder, is this likely to make much difference in using the lens? Is there a better lens out there for my camera (and subsequent cameras as and when), or is this lens the best option for a newbie?
All advice and reviews would be hugely appreciated.
I think the lack of AF would be a nuisance with the D3100. As Mark said, there's always the 50mm 1.8G AF-S.
But, why 50mm? Because that's what you've decided would be useful, or because people say you should? If you've decided it would be useful to you, go ahead & get it. If not, see if that's what you really need before you jump in.
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