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But I guess it has its limits, so I doubt that it can make anything below 1/30s stable.

I think that is not correct and you can go below 1/30s. This depends on focal length of course.

What will the 35mm f/1.8 give you:

  • Shallow Depth of Field: It will give you nice background blur if you want it. However, a 50mm f/1.8 with the same framing of an object will give better blurred background (because DoF depends on focus distance, too).
  • 2 stops of more light coming in. This allows slowerfaster shutter speeds, so you can freeze motion more easily. However, if your subject moves you still have to focus and that doesn't change between these lenses (more or less).
  • Prime lenses are generally of better optical quality. This is also true for the 35mm compared to the 18-55 that you have.

Ask yourself, what you want to use it for. It is great for upper-body portraits. Night street photography, and many other things but certainly not for all things.

But I guess it has its limits, so I doubt that it can make anything below 1/30s stable.

I think that is not correct and you can go below 1/30s. This depends on focal length of course.

What will the 35mm f/1.8 give you:

  • Shallow Depth of Field: It will give you nice background blur if you want it. However, a 50mm f/1.8 with the same framing of an object will give better blurred background (because DoF depends on focus distance, too).
  • 2 stops of more light coming in. This allows slower shutter speeds, so you can freeze motion more easily. However, if your subject moves you still have to focus and that doesn't change between these lenses (more or less).
  • Prime lenses are generally of better optical quality. This is also true for the 35mm compared to the 18-55 that you have.

Ask yourself, what you want to use it for. It is great for upper-body portraits. Night street photography, and many other things but certainly not for all things.

But I guess it has its limits, so I doubt that it can make anything below 1/30s stable.

I think that is not correct and you can go below 1/30s. This depends on focal length of course.

What will the 35mm f/1.8 give you:

  • Shallow Depth of Field: It will give you nice background blur if you want it. However, a 50mm f/1.8 with the same framing of an object will give better blurred background (because DoF depends on focus distance, too).
  • 2 stops of more light coming in. This allows faster shutter speeds, so you can freeze motion more easily. However, if your subject moves you still have to focus and that doesn't change between these lenses (more or less).
  • Prime lenses are generally of better optical quality. This is also true for the 35mm compared to the 18-55 that you have.

Ask yourself, what you want to use it for. It is great for upper-body portraits. Night street photography, and many other things but certainly not for all things.

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But I guess it has its limits, so I doubt that it can make anything below 1/30s stable.

I think that is not correct and you can go below 1/30s. This depends on focal length of course.

What will the 35mm f/1.8 give you:

  • Shallow Depth of Field: It will give you nice background blur if you want it. However, a 50mm f/1.8 with the same framing of an object will give better blurred background (because DoF depends on focus distance, too).
  • 2 stops of more light coming in. This allows slower shutter speeds, so you can freeze motion more easily. However, if your subject moves you still have to focus and that doesn't change between these lenses (more or less).
  • Prime lenses are generally of better optical quality. This is also true for the 35mm compared to the 18-55 that you have.

Ask yourself, what you want to use it for. It is great for upper-body portraits. Night street photography, and many other things but certainly not for all things.