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I have Nikon D5200 and had similar issue where it would auto-focus in 'live view mode' when shutter release button was pressed half-way but not in 'view finder mode'. Later found that I had assigned function key (Fn) to AF-C and it would only auto-focus by pressing function key (Fn) in 'viewfinder mode'.
I had the same question a while back and the advice I was given was to use the kit lens at aprox 35 and at aprox 50 for what I would normally photograph, and then analyze the pictures afterwards and decide which look I preferred. One thing of note, is that its not just focal length that is different, but also background compression. In otherwords, the 50mm ...
These two lense are mostly equivalent in a lot of things--build quality, price range, focus motor features, image quality, age of design... So the one big difference between them is 35mm vs. 50mm. 50mm is special in one way. The magnification of the lens most closely matches that of the human eye and there's little distortion. In other words, if you ...
My preference in this case would be the 50 mm lens, because my interest is in landscape photography. While the 35 mm lens would give you a better field of view, it's better to use a 50 mm lens and then get to the desired field of view by compiling a panorama, as that yields a higher resolution image. Even if the resolution of the picture taken by a 35 mm ...
I have both lenses. Both are awesome lenses. For 35mm you will get some more wider that's all the difference.
As indicated above, it is what you want the lens for that will be the deciding factor. I would also emphasize using the kit lens at 35mm and 50mm to see what you will like best. Tape the lens so it won't zoom when being used after setting the focus. However I have the 50mm f/1.8 lens for portraits, and am not happy with it. It works just fine, but I should ...
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