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    Default Hi! D80

    Hi every1,

    I am currently having

    Camera: D80
    Lens: 18 - 135mm and 50mm f1.8
    Flash: FB600

    I am very interested in taking photo in event like cos-play.
    i have saved for a while now. my budget is around 800.

    Any advice on how should i upgrade?.
    Should i get the lens 18-105mm VR?

    Ricky

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    Default Re: Hi! D80

    if you're thinking of upgrading your 18-135 you can try Tamron 17-50 f/2.8.
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    Default Re: Hi! D80

    First of all, why you need to upgrade?

    Reach not long enough? Or your pictures too dark?

    Identify the gap where you are missing in your photography before we can recommend you anything.

    Analogy: U want to buy new underwear. Which one to buy? Bikini cut? G-string? Or diaper cut?

    Let us know, on the first part. We don't care what underwear you like to wear.

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    Default Re: Hi! D80

    Since you have indicated you like to shoot cosplay events, go shoot with your existing equipment first. Then do the above recommended action.
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    Default Re: Hi! D80

    Quote Originally Posted by rickyboon View Post
    Hi every1,

    I am currently having

    Camera: D80
    Lens: 18 - 135mm and 50mm f1.8
    Flash: FB600

    I am very interested in taking photo in event like cos-play.
    i have saved for a while now. my budget is around 800.

    Any advice on how should i upgrade?.
    Should i get the lens 18-105mm VR?

    Ricky
    Welcome to CS

    As for the flash you own,i suppose its the SB600?Never heard of FB600 before...

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    Default Re: Hi! D80

    Quote Originally Posted by rickyboon View Post
    Hi every1,

    I am currently having

    Camera: D80
    Lens: 18 - 135mm and 50mm f1.8
    Flash: FB600

    I am very interested in taking photo in event like cos-play.
    i have saved for a while now. my budget is around 800.

    Any advice on how should i upgrade?.
    Should i get the lens 18-105mm VR?

    Ricky
    No need to upgrade. Your current gear is already sufficient to cover a cos-play event. All you need to do is to know how to use the flash well, and how to get good pics using your camera setup.

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    cleonbus : haha ya sorry SB600 =x

    Thanks for all the suggestion. Think i will just save the money and go for more event before thinking of the upgrading!. haha and of course read more from the forum about flash!

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    Default Re: Hi! D80

    Quote Originally Posted by rickyboon View Post
    cleonbus : haha ya sorry SB600 =x

    Thanks for all the suggestion. Think i will just save the money and go for more event before thinking of the upgrading!. haha and of course read more from the forum about flash!
    buying new equipment is always nice
    but as long as your budget allows for it and the new equipment will serve its intended function.

    How comfortable are you with flash photography? If you are presented with a scene, are you confident of yourself to adjust the flash power and angle so that you get the appropriate flash coverage?
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: Hi! D80

    Quote Originally Posted by rickyboon View Post
    Hi every1,

    I am currently having

    Camera: D80
    Lens: 18 - 135mm and 50mm f1.8
    Flash: FB600

    I am very interested in taking photo in event like cos-play.
    i have saved for a while now. my budget is around 800.

    Any advice on how should i upgrade?.
    Should i get the lens 18-105mm VR?

    Ricky
    Do u meant to upgrade jus because u want to?

    becos, based on what u have, its more than enough to get pretty good pics/coverage for an event like cos-play..

    In terms of pic quality, there's no siginificant diff between the 18-135 and 18-105.
    Unless u telling me u need VR, even so, i dun really deem tt as a upgrade..

    U need to get perhaps a good diffuser for ur flash, tats all about i think u need..

    And like what others recommend, brush up ur knowledge on Flash photography
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