My First Prime Lens - Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

Sunday, May 05, 2013

The ultimate goal of human action is always the satisfaction of the acting man's desire. There is no standard of greater or lesser satisfaction other than individual judgments of value, different for various people and for the same people at various times. (Source: Ludwig von Mises)

When I got my DSLR, I thought I would be happy with a kit lens. I was happy with the quality of photos and videos I got. However, there were times when I think it could be better if I have a better lens. You see, humans can never be satisfied. But I guess that is normal. If a person is perfectly content with the state of his affairs, then he would have no desire to change things. 
I mainly use my camera for travel and landscape photography, so I thought of getting an ultra wide angle lens. I am a DX user (poor man's FX), and UWA lens can help me capture the expansiveness of a certain attraction. But I am also aware that UWA lenses are expensive. It would cost an arm and a leg (and my sanity). I do not have the funds yet so I will save it for Christmas. For now, I'd like you to meet my first ever prime lens, Primrose. UWA Lens and prime lens are included in my bucket list. Because of its affordability, I decided to buy Primrose yesterday. As of May 2013, the price of Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G AFS at Henry's Professional is 9,400 php (cash).  I feel great to have it because it's another thing crossed out in my bucket list.

Why Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G AFS?
I spent months reviewing this lens. Based on forums, it is perfect for low light situations, travel and portrait photography. It has a maximum aperture of f/1.8 which provides complete depth of field control. It is perfect for beginners like me. 

persblad ulit si Gerald :)
 f/3.2 1/100s ISO 200
I will use this as my walk-around lens in Calaguas. Watch out for that! :)

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