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    Am on kit lens with nikon d5k.
    Okay intro of myself usually ill tend to go holidays and love to take pictures of streets/roads and etc. Even in Singapore I tend to shoot on that.

    And at times I tend to shoot indoor like family gatherings birthday party/marriage and such.

    I need some recommendations on lens.
    Can you guys recommend me some?

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    what is your limitation on you kit lens for shooting things you want?
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    Mind specifying your current kit lens?
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    35mm f1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    Zoom length?
    You mean telefocal length?

    I suggest you do some research here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike
    Mind specifying your current kit lens?
    18 - 55mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    18 - 55mm
    We need more information here.

    1) What you find lacking (focal length - wider or tele? Speed - both lens speed and AF speed?)
    2) What is your budget?
    3) When you say take picture of streets and roads, do you mean, just the street and road, or the people, cars, happening in the streets and road? Something like street photography? If it is street photography, I see lots of people actually using their kit lens and thats it.

    Without all of the abovementioned, it is really difficult to give you any accurate recommendation.
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    If you take indoor shots quite often as mentioned, than I would suggest investing in a fast general zoom lens.. Say maybe the Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 or 24-85 2.8-4 for example, these fast lens may be pricey but I think it'll work well for your street shots too. But of course as always we'll need to do some homework before we part with our money.. Just my own opinions :-p
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    Personally, I find that the focal length of 18- 55 sufficient indoors, just that abit too slow at f5.6. But it's nothing you cannot fix by adding a flash.

    Outdoor wise, you will need to know your own style and decide which focal length works for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    Am on kit lens with nikon d5k.
    Okay intro of myself usually ill tend to go holidays and love to take pictures of streets/roads and etc. Even in Singapore I tend to shoot on that.

    And at times I tend to shoot indoor like family gatherings birthday party/marriage and such.

    I need some recommendations on lens.
    Can you guys recommend me some?
    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    Zoom length?
    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    18 - 55mm
    you need longer reach or wider reach?

    the kit lens itself can cover most of the shots you always take,

    if you want a lens to cover what you have now and longer reach than that will be 18-200mm lens

    if you want an additional lens to cover longer reach than that will be 55-200mm lens

    if you want a lens with wider coverage than that will be 10-22mm lens

    you feel you are limited by your current kit lens
    but you have to ask yourself, are you willing to fork out a few hundreds dollars or even more than 1k just to take another 10 or 20% of shots you can't have it with your kit lens?
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    as for pro grade lenses,
    is the built and image quality is superb, but it is also very heavy and very costly.


    most people have it because they want it, not they really need it,
    so if it is just a "want", and you have money, than go for it.
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