I have Nikon d5200 and a kit lens(18-55). I want to buy a prime lens but confused between 50 mm and 35 mm. Need help and suggestion.
You have already a 18-55 mm lens.
1) Take some pictures at 50mm. Later take others at 35mm.
What do you like most?
2) Why do you think you need a prime lens in the first place?
Do you want sharper images at 50mm? Or sharper images at 35mm?
3) What are you really photographing? Portraits or buildings?
Answer thoose questions and you will find your answer.
For the specific issue, bokeh, asumming we have the same aperture: The longer the focal length, bigger bokeh.
I bet you have never seeing a fish eye shoot with bokeh. :o)
And for the fov. No.
If you shoot a photo at 35 mm, and recompose the main subject with 50 mm you do not get the same perspective. The far objects will look bigger.
It is the effect on a typical horror movie scene where you have a long hall and it looks to get bigger.
Perfectly subjective. the 35mm will give the field of view of a full frame 52.5mm lens (aprox 50), while the 50 will give the field of view of a full frame 75mm lens.
One thing to consider is how you are using each lens. the 35mm will make distant objects seem smaller, but you will get more of them. The 50mm will bring distant objects in closer.
The best suggestion I ever received on this was to analyze all of the pictures you have taken so far with your kit lens...look at your favorites... what range did you shoot them at? all at 55? then get the 50... all around 20-30mm? go for the 35.