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    Default What are the MUST HAVE lenses for Nikon D40x?

    Hi Nikonians,

    I am a Canon user but my brother just bought a Nikon D40x and is seeking my advice on what are the MUST HAVE lenses for him beside his kit lens of 18-55mm. I know nothing about Nikon systems.

    Could you kindly recommend the not too expensive ones (below $1K), even third party also good. A rough indication of the pricing would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: What are the MUST HAVE lenses for Nikon D40x?

    just get e 18-200VR one for all
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    Default Re: What are the MUST HAVE lenses for Nikon D40x?

    Don't think there's a MUST HAVE lens for the D40x, depending on your shooting style and subjects. If he wants the longer range, he can go for the 55-200mm VR to go with the kit lens. Else he can consider the 18-200mm VR.

    According to the price guide below, the 55-200mm VR is about S$400.

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    I guess there are no "must have" lenses but rather, he should see what lenses he needs. I might say the 105mm VR Micro lens is a "must have" but it would be useless to your bro if he doesnt take macros/portraits.

    In general, the more popular ones (ard $1k) are 50mm f1.8, 18-200mm VR, 55-200mm VR, Tamron 17-50mm, Sigma 18-50mm for genral use.
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    Default Re: What are the MUST HAVE lenses for Nikon D40x?

    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes187 View Post
    I guess there are no "must have" lenses but rather, he should see what lenses he needs. I might say the 105mm VR Micro lens is a "must have" but it would be useless to your bro if he doesnt take macros/portraits.

    In general, the more popular ones (ard $1k) are 50mm f1.8, 18-200mm VR, 55-200mm VR, Tamron 17-50mm, Sigma 18-50mm for genral use.
    Thanks for the quick reply, gentlemen.

    I think he has no fixed preference on what subject at this juncture. But I am sure he needs something better as his job requires him to shoot high up from helicopter (in KL area) as he designs highways etc. So I guess a lens with IS (or VR in Nikon) is welcome, right?
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    Default Re: What are the MUST HAVE lenses for Nikon D40x?

    i would think if shooting from a helicopter the VR will come in really handy

    18-200 VR - must have
    70-300 VR - depends what you are shooting from the copper
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    Default Re: What are the MUST HAVE lenses for Nikon D40x?

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i would think if shooting from a helicopter the VR will come in really handy

    18-200 VR - must have
    70-300 VR - depends what you are shooting from the copper
    Thanks.
    Guess the 18-200 VR kind of covers most ranges he needs. But it must be quite expensive though.
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    Default Re: What are the MUST HAVE lenses for Nikon D40x?

    Quote Originally Posted by F2point8 View Post
    Thanks.
    Guess the 18-200 VR kind of covers most ranges he needs. But it must be quite expensive though.
    ya, its around 1.2k++. but its quite a good all rounder lens to have
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    I would think Nikon 18-200mm VR (S$1,100 to $1,200) or Sigma 18-200mm OS HSM (S$750-$800), depending on the budget.
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    Default Re: What are the MUST HAVE lenses for Nikon D40x?

    18-200mm at $1100? Where?

    I was quoted 1190 at LORD's.

    18-200 is a must have for me.

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