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    Guys,
    if you have only budget for one item this christmas which would you buy?

    A- flash
    B- lense like 50mm f1.8 or tamron 90mm macro


    I have a 28-80mm f2.8 lense now on my DSRL but i dun have any flash.
    Will be going for a trip soon. So was in a confused state as which to buy first.


    Thanks

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    Hmmm consider changing your len to a WA like 18-35? Good and useful for landscapes, scenary whilst on the move?

    Travelling don't need flash, travel the lighter the better, I'd bring a DSLR + WA along for travelling.


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    apart from the fact that you're travelling, I'd think it'll make more sense to get a flash than a 50 or 90mm given that you arleady have a 28-80 f2.8. IMHO, a flash is a ratehr essential piece of equipment unless you totally dont shoot indoors, if not, its more often than not, the third purchase after a body and a lens.

    besides, if you're travelling and decide to take photos of indoor places, a flash could be useful as well.

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    i am using a Canon 10D currently. I like to take pics of flowers but do you think a macro lense is a must for flower shoot?

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    Probably need a wide angle lens ore than a 50 or 90mm. In a pinch, if you need to fill-flash for portraits, you can use the on-camera flash.

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    I would suggest to get a lens than a flash.
    And not everyone shoot flowers with macro lens. Only closeup shots of flowers "may" need a macro lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenng
    Guys,
    if you have only budget for one item this christmas which would you buy?

    A- flash
    B- lense like 50mm f1.8 or tamron 90mm macro


    I have a 28-80mm f2.8 lense now on my DSRL but i dun have any flash.
    Will be going for a trip soon. So was in a confused state as which to buy first.


    Thanks
    For me ... i will get the flash first. as your lens already can go up to 80mm already so why not get a flash first anyway 10mm is not much of a difference. so go for the FLASH.

    CHEERS
    DSLR ALL THE WAY

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenng
    i am using a Canon 10D currently. I like to take pics of flowers but do you think a macro lense is a must for flower shoot?
    If you are going to be taking macros infrequently, buy a close-up filter/extension tube instead. Cheaper, easier to slap on than changing lenses and much less weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenng
    i am using a Canon 10D currently. I like to take pics of flowers but do you think a macro lense is a must for flower shoot?
    If you are going for a trip and want to take some nice flower shots ( size like 5cm to 7cm ), you can try
    - Sigma 18-125mm F3.5-5.6 DC


    It has a macro feature tt allows you to take closeup shot but not 1:1. Good enuff for orchid , etc


    see my sample taken by Sigma 18-125

    uncropped
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    Sigma 18-125 is OK as a travel lens, wide to tele also have. For macro, you can even take insect like the pic below so flower should not be a problem. I think the lens also will not block the build in flash when in the wide position (At least for Nikon D70 without the hood). Very good for travel.


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    is that lense a macro lense?
    dont think so right?

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