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amy c.
amy c.
Louisa, KY
32 reviews
I have a Nikon 3200 hundred and am really wanting this lens for portrait photography. I'm no professional, but I take pictures for family and friends. I am fairly new to the photography world and am curious whether to go the 1.8g or 1.8d?
Natasha L.
Natasha L.
2 years, 5 months ago
Yes you will want to go with the G. The D wont work as well as the G will on that body.
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Dina F.
Dina F.
2 years, 5 months ago
You'll have to get a 1.8G in order to autofocus. If you are comfortable with manual focus then this might be just what you are looking for.
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David P.
David P.
La Mesa, CA
2 years, 6 months ago
This lens will work, but it won't auto focus on the D3200. You would need to get the 1.8G for auto focus.
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Lesley D.
Lesley D.
Lafayette, LA
2 years, 9 months ago
Both would work fine. If you are using for portraiture, aiming for a shallow depth of field, you may want to go with a 35 mm.
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Margaret K.
Margaret K.
Nashville, TN
2 years, 11 months ago
Just go out there and enjoy taking photos!
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Abigail W.
Abigail W.
Bloomington, IN
2 years, 11 months ago
You can use this lens, but since the D3200 does not have the AF motor built into the camera, you'll need to manually focus. To have autofocus on your camera, you need to use a lens noted as AF-S As for the difference between D and G lenses (from Nikon USA)... D-Type NIKKOR Lenses A D-type lens relays subject-to-camera-distance information to Nikon D-SLRs that feature 3D Color Matrix Metering (all versions), 3D Matrix Metering, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash. Many D-Type lenses have an aperture control ring and can be used on older Nikon SLR cameras that allow for manual control of the aperture, as well as on D-SLRs—especially useful for adjusting aperture while recording D-Movies on higher end models. When used on a D-SLR, the aperture control ring needs to be locked at the smallest possible aperture (generally designated in orange), and the aperture control is maintained through the camera's command dial. G-Type NIKKOR Lenses A G-type lens does not have an aperture control ring and are intended for use on Nikon D-SLRs that allow the lens aperture to be adjusted via the camera's command dial. Because G-type lenses relay subject-to-camera-distance information to the camera, where it is used to help determine ambient and flash exposure, they are also considered to be D-type lenses. The lack of an aperture control ring is perhaps the easiest way that you can tell if a lens is a G-Type NIKKOR or not.
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Brooke M.
Brooke M.
Douglasville, GA
3 years ago
I am a professional photographer. I use the 1.8D and highly recommend it.
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Elizabeth B.
Elizabeth B.
Coldwater, OH
3 years ago
The 1.8g sounds appropriate for where you're at in photography, especially for the price. The g is a great starter lens and will function fully for what you want to use it for. After time if you're looking to upgrade you can move up to the 1.8d. The D lens will give you greater depth of field. Since you're using it for friends and family the g is what you should go with.
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amy c.
amy c.
Louisa, KY
3 years, 2 months ago
Definitely did not mean to spell out the hundred lol
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