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    Default Lens for D40X - Any recommendations?

    Just bought a Nikon D40x (body only) and is new to DSLR. Any recommendation which lens would be good to start with?

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    Default Re: Lens for D40X - Any recommendations?

    Hmm why didn't you buy a kit instead?

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    Default Re: Lens for D40X - Any recommendations?

    bought it second hand and it came without the kit so wondering what would be a good lens to invest in. I will be using it when I travel to snap sceneries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge View Post
    bought it second hand and it came without the kit so wondering what would be a good lens to invest in. I will be using it when I travel to snap sceneries.
    Get the basic kit lens first then since you're new.
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    Default Re: Lens for D40X - Any recommendations?

    Thanks for the tip

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    well you could go with an af-s 18-55mm vr or the af-s 18-70mm, depending on which range suits you better.
    the a/m 2 lens are still cheaper as compared to the other 3rd party f2.8 lens.

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    Default Re: Lens for D40X - Any recommendations?

    18-200mm VR would be good since you will be traveling.
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    What is you buget ?

    About $250 - AFS 18-70 ( best value for money )
    $250 - $300 - AFS 18-135 (Much better range, but plastic mount)

    Of course, if you have $800 - $1000 to burn, by all means get the AFS 18-200 VR mighty jack of all trade lens.

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    Default Re: Lens for D40X - Any recommendations?

    I reckon there are 3main things to consider.

    1) Budget
    2) Focal length range
    3) MF or AF

    At specific focal length ranges, there are usually a couple of differently priced lens to choose from. That's where your budget comes into cosideration.
    Another thing to take note, that if you want a lens fitted onto your D40x to AF, the lens must have an internal motor. For Nikon lenses, it is represented by AF-S / SWM. Sigma labels it as HSM etc. Other than those lenses, you will have to use Manual Focus because your D40x body has got no mechanical focus drive pin.
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    depends on your budget and whether you mind to change lens or not.

    Right now i have 18-200 and 50/f1.8
    I wish to have a fisheye and a f2.8 lens.
    D7100,SB910,17-50/2.8OS,105/2.8VR,85/1.8D,2xE-M1,O60/2.8,12-40/2.8,35-100/2.8,14-42,LX100

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    yea, it really depends on yr budget

    most ppl i know start with the kit lens then buy a 55-200VR
    This combination isn't half bad!

    But if you can afford it, forget the 2 lens and just buy a 18-200 VR!

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    simple... it depends on what do you want to shoot.

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    Default Re: Lens for D40X - Any recommendations?

    Thanks for all the tips...I've since gotten a Nikon AF 18-200mm lens and have been having fun with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge View Post
    Thanks for all the tips...I've since gotten a Nikon AF 18-200mm lens and have been having fun with it.
    sweet

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    Versatile lens Have fun shooting!
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    thats the one if you don want to change lens. Good buy
    D7100,SB910,17-50/2.8OS,105/2.8VR,85/1.8D,2xE-M1,O60/2.8,12-40/2.8,35-100/2.8,14-42,LX100

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