After debating the old age 50mm vs 35mm, I have opted to go for a 35mm.
I have a Nikon D3200 with a Yongnuo Flash, and just acquired a Nikon SB-600.
I shoot two things: clubs/nightlife and weddings as a secondary or favor (I don't want to suicide myself by being a primary, I've read everyone's comment to those who did venture into primary shooting ill-equipped).
As anyone knows - 35mm means I got my cardio since I lose the zoom and must approach the subject. In cramped places (nightclubs) this might be an issue. However the pictures are nice.
I have been reading up on recommended wedding photography lenses. While I did not purchase a 50mm as recommended - the 35mm is versatile enough that I managed to get some worthy shots.
I want to up my game now and it looks like the 85mm would be a nice bump (average pricing of 450-500 for the lens)
From what I've read, however, about what it is used for - I cannot get enough examples or see the difference between the 35mm and the 85mm as an end result or something that the 35mm couldn't do.
In articles that faced off 50mm vs 35mm, they would show a 50mm picture and the 35mm crop zone that shrank. I need an explanation similar to something like that as to why having an the 85mm as worth the investment (in comparison to getting a 24-70mm where I gain sharpness and zoom.)
Note: I tend to shoot in manual.
Please go easy on the photography lingo - even though I've had explained what the aperture and focal numbers are and what ISO and exposure do to a photo, nothing beats spacing and image comparison to actually show what you mean.
Thank you in advance.