Be A Better Photographer: Choosing A Lens
I have a Nikon D3100. It's a few years old and even at the time was the base model as far as Nikon DSLR's go. I spent $750 on it and am still annoyed that only a couple years later I could get a much better camera for that amount. Damn technology. My perpetual cheapness has taken control and there is just no way I will let myself spend that much on another camera so I am determined to make the most out of it. Currently, most of my photos you see on here are taken with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 base kit lens (don't judge!). I also have a 55-200mm f/4-5.6 lens as it was an affordable choice for David to take bird photos. Now I am looking to upgrade to a better general use lens. I am debating over two lenses at the moment: the 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX and the 50mm f/1.8G AF-S. Both are $219 on Amazon. I really wanted to go for the 50mm but then I saw this post from Carrie and it kinda swayed me a bit. On one hand I do want to keep improving my camera gear as new technology comes out. On the other hand I don't know when my next camera body purchase will be and would it be a waste to have a lens that can't fulfill it potential with my current camera body? First world problems over here.
Any advice or experiences would be greatly appreciated!