First, start with your budget. How much money do you have to spend?
Second, what kind of lens do you need? What will you be using it for?
Will be using it mostly as a walk around lens, portraits maybe small landscapes. Little bit of filming not action sport though.
Do you want something that is fast (good in low light)?
Good in low light, something that can go down to around 1.8 1.4
Do you want a prime or a zoom?
What lenses do you already have?
Im getting the D3100 soon and debating on to purchase just the body saving money and run the lens that I purchase full time. Or to buy it with kit lens of 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 and also have whatever lens I go with.
Do you mind using a full manual lens?
Must have auto focus option
I've been looking around and so far I'm between nikon 35mm 1.8 or nikon 50mm 1.4. Just wondering if any of you have had experience with either or both of these lenses. Or if have any other suggestions for lenses in the range that I'm looking for. Much appreciation to answers