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    I've been doing portraits and cosplay stuff as a hobby for a little while now and have been wanting to get into event photography, which would involve getting larger groups of people into the frame.

    I've been using a Nikon D3000 with a 50mm for the most part and have been looking to pick up a wide angle lense.

    Due to my lack of money I've been looking for a good balance between quality and price and have come across the "Nikon AF-S 35mm F1.8 G DX" for £120

    Is this a good choice? Is there a better option? Let me know and cheers in advanced
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    (Original post by EdwardBarfield9)
    I've been doing portraits and cosplay stuff as a hobby for a little while now and have been wanting to get into event photography, which would involve getting larger groups of people into the frame.

    I've been using a Nikon D3000 with a 50mm for the most part and have been looking to pick up a wide angle lense.

    Due to my lack of money I've been looking for a good balance between quality and price and have come across the "Nikon AF-S 35mm F1.8 G DX" for £120

    Is this a good choice? Is there a better option? Let me know and cheers in advanced
    35mm isn't really considered wide angle on a APS-C sensor body, since you have to take crop factor into account. If you know what to expect from a 35mm lens then yeah, this lens is a good choice on a strict budget, but I'd personally be looking for something wider and more versatile to better complement your 50mm prime.

    If it was me, I'd be looking at the 17-50mm f/2.8 lenses from Sigma and Tamron, you can normally find a couple of different models for around £150 used on sites like ebay and MPB. You still get the wide aperture but you're getting proper wide angle coverage.
 
 
 
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