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    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    So buy it in hopes of selling it to earn a buck or two? Not very wise leh.
    I don't think there is much U can earn out of selling kit lenses....just that if he buys the D90 it's gonna come along with the 18-105 lens anyways....there's no way to buy the body only option now. Sooner or later he may want to sell the lens, depending on his needs for better glass. I'm just saying that looking at his needs for zooming, might as well sell the 18-105 to offset the purchase of a 18-200 with longer range..

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    Lol maybe 18-200mm might not be that nice thou.. just get one lens that is purely telephoto because i dont think that he needs the versatality(from the part he said 2 zooms 1 prime)

    Furthermore 18-200mm is jack of all trades but a master of none. So it does alot, but its not particularly good at any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgboy83 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to this forum and keen in photography. I don't have a DSLR now, but I will be getting the newly introduced Nikon D90. Can anyone comment on this camera?

    What are the lenses that would be recommended? I am looking for zooming and also normal lenses. What about flashlight? Which one is good?

    I am really new to DSLR and photography and hence, how can I learn more? Through more practices, through a book or go for workshops?

    Lastly, any recommended place to purchase all my stuff? Cathay Photo? M S Photo at AMK?
    You have these questions because you don't know what exactly you need to have. If you're keen, start reading up on books or google. Learn first on shutter speed and aperture, you will know the rest eventually. I'd say D90 is a powerful camera.

    Check the Nikon Price Guide. Usually people visit those shops because they get a cheaper quote than from Courts etc..

    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    For the measurements. Think of it this way. 50mm is how you see the world.
    Hmm 50mm isn't really how you see the world on a DX camera like D90...
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    neither isit on an FX, 35 mm is.

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    50mm on dx is around 85mm.

    The 50mm on FX is CLOSEST, not exactly the same, to how you see the world. On DX the closest is 35mm which is rather more expensive than the 50mm f1.8

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    no, it should be 24mm on DX and 35mm on FX.

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    Personally, I would suggest getting the D90 with Kit lens + SB800 + Dry Cab. The rest, you could figure it out later. Start shooting and you'll know what you lack.

    Enjoy on your purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngck12 View Post
    no, it should be 24mm on DX and 35mm on FX.
    Lol no lah on Fx its 50mm and 35mm on dx. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_lens

    Yeah get the basic set. When you are ready to purchase specialised lens, you will know which one to buy cheers

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    Hi im looking for an economical setup, and have also been mulling over the decision over a good past few months(while saving up for it)

    The options I have are these 2.

    Option A,
    Buy the D80 2nd hand - $700
    Tamron 17-55 450-650
    Photography Course $300

    Total: $1450 - $1650

    Option B,
    Buy the D90 kit set - $1700
    Total $1700


    Which option would you guys go for?
    Plus also i have been reading up but still confused over why people generally see the 17-55 as a standard upgrade for their kit lense. And also what you mean by event lens. Advice would be much appreciated~

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    Is the D90 made only from 1 country? Which Country?
    If the D90 is made from 2 countries (eg. China, Japan), would the prices differ?

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    To fushman, this is really dependant on your budget and what you are going to use it for. Under tight budget, get the d80 set. Got a little more budget, just get the D90. Btw just go out and take photos. The amount spent on photography course can be use on the camera itself.

    A event lens have fast aperature. For zooms is around F/2.8 and primes around F/1.8. Fast aperture is useful mainly because most events lighting is not very bright and the use of a flash might not be allowed. Thus the use of a fast lens would be more appropriate.

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    Photography courses can no doubt be useful...but I also think that the $300 can be used into buying other stuff for your system. I'm sure many bros here are self-taught. Only you can get to know your camera yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fushman View Post
    Hi im looking for an economical setup, and have also been mulling over the decision over a good past few months(while saving up for it)

    The options I have are these 2.

    Option A,
    Buy the D80 2nd hand - $700
    Tamron 17-55 450-650
    Photography Course $300

    Total: $1450 - $1650

    Option B,
    Buy the D90 kit set - $1700
    Total $1700


    Which option would you guys go for?
    Plus also i have been reading up but still confused over why people generally see the 17-55 as a standard upgrade for their kit lense. And also what you mean by event lens. Advice would be much appreciated~
    if i were you, i would go for option B.
    i don't think you really need a photography course unless you really want to be some expert. Read some books, do internet research, surf CS and keep shooting. You can gain alot of skills. Actually the tamron 17-50 f2.8 is a good lens. I may consider selling the D90 kit lens for whatever money i can get to fund the 17-50. But the choice is up to you..
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    Thanks all for the kind advice. For the tamron 17-50, if its a event lens, would it be a good walkaround(daylight) lens?

    As for the photography course, i am considering taking it to impose myself to a good grasp of photography theory and concepts..Also want to learn more about framing and gain fresh ideas, perspectives towards composition of an image.
    My first camera is a sonyv1 which comes with manual functions, but I never got to using them over 4+ years. Am worried after getting i will just use the auto function again

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    to be absolutely honest, I reckon that it's not necessary to sell off your 18-105VR kit lens for the Tamron 17-50.
    1) you lose out on quite a lot of the zoom range
    2) what you gain in having a faster lens (larger maximum aperture), you lose out in VR.

    seriously, it all depends on the kind of photography u like to take. If you want a camera+lens combo to take with you everywhere (eg. holidays), I reckon the 18-105VR will do the job very well.
    The D90 has pretty good high ISO performance (and movie capability), so it is probably worth the additional expenditure over the D80.
    So my advice:
    Get the D90 with the kit lens.
    If you like to take portraits, you can consider the venerable 50mmf1.8 prime lens.
    Also a flash when budget permits.
    Happy Shooting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fushman View Post
    Thanks all for the kind advice. For the tamron 17-50, if its a event lens, would it be a good walkaround(daylight) lens?

    As for the photography course, i am considering taking it to impose myself to a good grasp of photography theory and concepts..Also want to learn more about framing and gain fresh ideas, perspectives towards composition of an image.
    My first camera is a sonyv1 which comes with manual functions, but I never got to using them over 4+ years. Am worried after getting i will just use the auto function again
    The 17-50 with large f2.8 aperture is of course good for walkaround lens. Usually the larger the aperture the better. Rarely anyone gets sad because the lens has a large aperture

    But it is true that you're losing out a substantial reach if you use 17-50 vs 18-105vr. Depends on your preference.

    There is nothing wrong using auto function. If you want to slack and you feel like paying thousands of dollars for the cam to think for itself, then use full auto. But if you want to be a good photographer or at least appreciate photography, you would most likely be disgusted at the photo churned out using auto mode.
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    how does a combi of 17-50mm f2.8 for general travel photography + 50mmf1.8 for portraiture sound like?
    or a combi of 18-105mm + 50mm1.8 a more diversified range?

    haha im going quite crazy reading bout the reviews of all the lenses...getting real excited getting my cam

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSZ006Zeta View Post

    Stuff which you can invest in for the future...

    Nikon's lenses which are more 'popular'...
    1) 24-70mm, f/2.8 - That's about $2300 i think... (Great for replacing your kit lens IMO)
    2) 70-200mm, f/2.8 - That's about $2400~$2500 i think... (If you interested in sports, outdoor photography, then this is the one for you)
    3) 14-24mm, f/2.8 - That's $2600 i think... (Great for landscapes)
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    To fushman. It really depends on what you shoot. But personally, i would choose the 18-105mm. If i am nor wrong, the 2 lens appears to be of the same size(because of tamron's fixed aperture). So i will go for that extra bit of versatality over the tamron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgboy83 View Post
    Okay. Thanks. will consider. But I have feedback on buying things at Funan and Sim Lim that they will quote price with GST and finding ways to make u feel it's cheap but later after u bought it and left, u find it that it was actually much more expensive.

    How to deter such matters?
    Mmmm your question actually very difficult to answer and also depends on what you shoot and your budget as well as your understanding of what is good and no good. To each his own and also one men's meat is another's poison. However I try to put in my 2 cents worth.
    First of all if you still have not got your package scout around for some indicative prices.
    Not necessary to get all at one go, buy the basic and get the hang of it and progress to what you think you wanted to shoot and get the others as you go along.
    One other thing is that buying a SLR is not about the camera and just 1 or 2 lens and flash, once you are in to it you will realise that it is about the whole system.
    As for shops recommendations I suggest you just visit the 2 shops below and save yourself some headaches :-
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    Why? Simply because I believe they consistently give the best reasonable price and advice even to new customer or any walk in customer. If you want to scout the whole island for the lowest price by all means do so but remember to do your homework and bargaining so as not to feel cheated afterwards.
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