I need an all-around wide angle or zoom lens that's of good quality. I'm already really happy with my f/1.8 50mm, what's the zoom/wide angle lens equivalent of the 50mm?
So I have a Nikon DX camera, and I have a f/1.8 50mm lens for it. I absolutely ADORE this lens. I've been getting some INCREDIBLE photos with it. It's sharp and the colors come out bright and beautiful.
I've done a lot of research into other lenses but my problem is that the more I read about it the more confused I get about what I need in a lens and then I just want to buy a ton of lenses. At the moment I'm not interested in spending thousands of dollars on 4 more lenses, so I'm looking for another all-around awesome lens that I can use for everything that I can't do with my 50mm (and I've been using my 50mm for everything pretty much). However, the 50mm lens is not wide at all, so for capturing events like bike races or city landscapes it's pretty useless.
So, in terms of wide-angle lenses or zooms, what's the equivalent of the 50mm
I'd also like to point out that I have the 18-55mm lens that came with my camera and it's terrible. I hate using it, and the quality of the photos that I get with that lens is much lower than the quality of the photos of the 50mm. So this new lens has to be a significant upgrade from the kit lens. I'd also like have some nice bokeh if possible / good depth of field.
Budget - as cheap as possible would be nice, I probably wouldn't consider anything over $700-$800. I'm just amazed at how great the 50mm is and how cheap it is.
Things I'll be taking photos of:
- Bike races
- Athletic competitions