i lost my very precious Nikon D40 about a few months ago and i still feel very sad about it, but someone just told me she was willing to fund me for a new camera so after reading up and trying out Nikon D5000 & Canon 500D, i have decided to stick to the system im familiar with and get a Nikon D5000. what's more, i still have the 55-200mm VR lens.
anyway i am thinking of getting a prime lens when i get my D5000 camera later this week. i was planning to use this prime lens for potrait shots, and preferably also one that has awesome "bokeh" effect. i was considering getting the AF-S 50mm f/1.4G (which has an in-built motor which i will need for auto focusing) but its kinda pricey at 800SGD++.
when i went into one of the smaller shops in funan, this guy recommended that instead of getting the camera + kit lens and this AF-S 50mm lens, he said that i should just buy the camera body, and get this third party Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens which serves the purpose of BOTH the kit lens and the AF-S Nikkor lens i was considering.
however im not very familiar with third party lens and i have only probably heard of Sigma + Hoyu. i will really appreciate any feedback you might have to give -- if that guy's advice is something i should really take in consideration.. or if i should get another prime lens.
also, i know that some of you might recommend that i simply upgrade and get a d90, but im a female and its a tad too bulky and heavy for me to carry around. also, i think the d5000 specs suit me alright, i dont need too many lens(es), probably just a simple carry-about lens (which i was hoping the kit lens could fulfill) and a prime lens for indoor, close up shots and a zoom lens.