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    Hi guys,

    Im currently using nikon3200. Kit lens is 18-55mm.
    Thinking of buying a new lens to'expand' my lens collection. Currently im interested in taking photos more to landscape than protrait.
    Any advise??

    My budget stands between 400-500.

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    Ok. I guess. You should just stick to your Kit lens. Until you can make a more convincing post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scarazz View Post
    Hi guys,

    Im currently using nikon3200. Kit lens is 18-55mm.
    Thinking of buying a new lens to'expand' my lens collection. Currently im interested in taking photos more to landscape than protrait.
    Any advise??

    My budget stands between 400-500.
    Sure, read the many similar "recommend me an UWA lens" threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarazz View Post
    Hi guys,

    Im currently using nikon3200. Kit lens is 18-55mm.
    Thinking of buying a new lens to'expand' my lens collection. Currently im interested in taking photos more to landscape than protrait.
    Any advise??

    My budget stands between 400-500.
    there are noting as wide as you wanted with that kind of budget, if have, it will be only manual focus on your camera.

    so I suggest you just stick with your kit lens till people drool over your photos.......... not your lens.
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    I think sometime ago, someone posted this in one of the threads in regards to a question similar to yours (sorry, can't remember that thread)... I thought you should visit this website to see what the 18-55 is capable of: Full-size sample photos from Nikon 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6

    Personally, I felt quite guilty about my purchases after seeing the shots in there.
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    Well, you don't need another lens for good landscapes. With $500, I suggest a cpl filter, a vari-nd filter, a decent tripod (sirui has a good range and it's not too ex), maybe a remote, and you still have change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    I think sometime ago, someone posted this in one of the threads in regards to a question similar to yours (sorry, can't remember that thread)... I thought you should visit this website to see what the 18-55 is capable of: Full-size sample photos from Nikon 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6

    Personally, I felt quite guilty about my purchases after seeing the shots in there.
    Don't be guilty bro. Get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarazz View Post
    Im currently using nikon3200. Kit lens is 18-55mm.
    Thinking of buying a new lens to'expand' my lens collection. Currently im interested in taking photos more to landscape than protrait.
    Any advise??My budget stands between 400-500.
    For this budget you don't get any collector's lenses. But with some luck and patience you might be able to get a second hand UWA as photographic lens. Decide what you want to do (collecting lenses or taking pictures). Decide what you need and why the current lens is not able to deliver. If you can't find a reason then you don't need any other lens but rather more knowledge, experience, skills ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarazz View Post
    Hi guys,

    Im currently using nikon3200. Kit lens is 18-55mm.
    Thinking of buying a new lens to'expand' my lens collection. Currently im interested in taking photos more to landscape than protrait.
    Any advise??

    My budget stands between 400-500.
    If you are looking for a good ultra-wide angle lens for landscapes, I strongly recommend the Tokina 11-16 f2.8. It's incredibly sharp, it beats the Nikon UWAs.

    I saw one in the classifieds for $550, that's a good deal.
    Last edited by jfxberns; 17th March 2013 at 03:17 AM.

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    those who post here and find your posts missing,

    if you still don't get it, some infractions will help you to remember what the ClubSNAP FAQ is for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    till people drool over your photos.......... not your lens.

    Word.
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