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#267/365 Since I didn't feel very creative, I thought I'd show you my Prime lens collection and go thru them. What's nice about my collection is most my lens are budget ($300 or less). Sorry for the unsharp image..I had to use a Sigma zoom lens since all of my primes were busy modeling.


From Left to right:


Nikon 135mm F2.8 AI-S (Manual Focus): I love that you can buy these older manual focus lens and use them with Nikon DSLRs. These old primes are sharp and cheap. I picked this one up for $140. Really nice focal length for portraits Sample Pic


Nikon 100mm F2.8 E-Series (Manual Focus): Not only is this lens sharp...look how small it is. It is about the same size as a 50mm. Fantastic Portrait lens$98 Sample Pic


Nikon 50mm 1.4D AF: I am unhappy about this lense the most. Horrible wide open in sunlight. It's also one of the few lens we purchased new for $315. Not worth it IMO. The bokeh is nice if you can avoid sunlight. Sample Pic


Nikon 50mm 1.8D AF: One of the best bargins ever. Only $100 bucks new (I paid $75). This is a no brainer if you are starting out. People complain about the bokeh pattern, but you can use it to your advantage. Sample Pic


Nikon 35mm F2 AF: My most used lens. I love this focal length on a full frame body. This also has a really close focus point. Great for 1/2 and full body portraits. Fun to use as close up for kids. $285. Sample Pic


Nikon 35mm F1.8 AF-S DX: This is a newer lens from nikon. This is a must get lens if you own a D40/D60/D3000/D5000 as it has a AF motor. It is about 45mm on a cropped body. I have used this on my D3 but I mainly got this for my small d40. Does really good, I still prefer my F2 over this. Sample Pic


Sigma 28mm F1.8 AF: This is an older sigma made back in the SLR days. This was a bargain as I picked this up for $135 bucks. Sigmas are a little iffy. The focus was off on this lens, but luckily the D300 and above has a AF fine tune feature so I was able to correct this. Sample Pic


Nikon 24mm F2.8D: This was my widest prime for the longest time. I used this lens for most of my architectural shots. $215 Sample Pic


Sigma 14mm F2.8: This is my most expensive lens. This is the wides full frame non-fish eye lens I could find without breaking the bank...$550. As you can see from my recent shot I'm really getting a kick out of it. I bought this for Architectural shots, but the extremly close focal range makes it fun for all sorts of things. Sample Pic


There you have it. My next lens is probalby something between 85mm-105mm auto focus. I love my 2 manual focus lens, but it is not idea when you have to capture moving subjects. (I'll proof read all I just wrote in the morning to correct any errors as I know there are many)


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Taken on September 23, 2009