Recently, my family offered to buy me a camera equipment of my choice between $400 to $500 plus for my birthday. After some pondering and searching, I shortlisted two options a Nikon SB 900 or SB 800 and Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD lens.
As I am relatively green in the area of photography, I am not sure whether a flashgun or the above mentioned lens would better help me or be more useful for my photography in the future...hence not really sure which option I should settle on...
Hope to have some advice on whether I should go for the flashgun or the lens...
P.S. Currently using Nikon D80 with 18-55, 70-300, 50mm f1.8
-Interest in candid & street shots, wildlife, family photos
-Hope to be able to volunteer do coverage for events in school in the future
-Also hope to hone my photography skills enough to help take wedding photos of relative, family or friends in the future