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    I am on kit lens D5000 18-55mm and I sense that its not really enough for me .

    What I really like to take
    More to landscapes like buildings , streets and bit of skateboarding at skate park too .

    What lens can you recommend me ?

    And one more thing thought of getting nissin diffuser . Is it good ?

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    What is limiting you?

    Focal length?
    Aperture?
    FPS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    I am on kit lens D5000 18-55mm and I sense that its not really enough for me .

    What I really like to take
    More to landscapes like buildings , streets and bit of skateboarding at skate park too .

    What lens can you recommend me ?

    And one more thing thought of getting nissin diffuser . Is it good ?
    You might want to look at Ultra wide angle lenses. Tokina 11-16, 12-24, Nikon 10-24, Sigma 10-20 are popular choices.

    BTW what is a nissin diffuser?

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    Default Re: Queries On Upgrading

    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    I am on kit lens D5000 18-55mm and I sense that its not really enough for me .

    What I really like to take
    More to landscapes like buildings , streets and bit of skateboarding at skate park too .

    What lens can you recommend me ?

    And one more thing thought of getting nissin diffuser . Is it good ?
    tokina 11-16mm for the landscape and building, tamron 17-50 f2.8 VC or sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 OS HSM for streets and action(skateboard) those should cover your needs i guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    What I really like to take
    More to landscapes like buildings , streets and bit of skateboarding at skate park too .
    In which way is your kit lens no able to capture these subjects?
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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    I am on kit lens D5000 18-55mm and I sense that its not really enough for me .

    What I really like to take
    More to landscapes like buildings , streets and bit of skateboarding at skate park too .

    What lens can you recommend me ?

    And one more thing thought of getting nissin diffuser . Is it good ?
    Are you by any chance referring to a Nissin flash? and what model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willdoang View Post
    tokina 11-16mm for the landscape and building, tamron 17-50 f2.8 VC or sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 OS HSM for streets and action(skateboard) those should cover your needs i guess
    According to reviews people say 17-50 f2.8 Non-Vc IQ is sharper then the VC version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LearnFromBasic View Post
    According to reviews people say 17-50 f2.8 Non-Vc IQ is sharper then the VC version.
    According to some other people, the VC version is sharper than the non-VC version...


    Just get one and shoot... and stop pixel peeping.

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    i think you don't need to spend on the lens.. spend on the flash... and you'll be able to capture everything that you need for now...

    don't be greedy and get into the buy buy buy mood...

    the kit lens can do alot of things..
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    most times its not the lens that's an issue...

    is there a specific landscape or street scene that you find you struggle to shoot with this lens?

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    Okay guys .
    I'm intending to get a 18-200mm in the later stage because I see its consist everything that I need . How much is the price anyway?

    Yup Nissin flash .
    I don't know whats the model but the price range is around $180-200 like that . What is the particular model anyway.

    I don't know I felt my kit lens is like not enough for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    Okay guys .
    I'm intending to get a 18-200mm in the later stage because I see its consist everything that I need . How much is the price anyway?

    Yup Nissin flash .
    I don't know whats the model but the price range is around $180-200 like that . What is the particular model anyway.

    I don't know I felt my kit lens is like not enough for me
    the 18-200 is not going to be superior in taking landscape shots.

    the reach may be helpful if you can't move from where you are and want to shoot something that is afar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    Yup Nissin flash .
    I don't know whats the model but the price range is around $180-200 like that . What is the particular model anyway.
    It should be the 622

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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    Okay guys .
    I'm intending to get a 18-200mm in the later stage because I see its consist everything that I need . How much is the price anyway?

    Yup Nissin flash .
    I don't know whats the model but the price range is around $180-200 like that . What is the particular model anyway.

    I don't know I felt my kit lens is like not enough for me
    If you don't know, or not sure what you want... better don't get it... And better or newer lenses will not make your picture look nicer. You do. If you are unsure of basic concepts... getting new lenses will not help you... Time to read up on basics.

    Camera basics
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309544

    Composition
    http://www.amateursnapper.com/photog...position-rules
    http://digital-photography-school.co...mposition-tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    I'm intending to get a 18-200mm in the later stage because I see its consist everything that I need . How much is the price anyway?
    DSLR is not 'one lens for all occasions' but rather 'the right lens for the right purpose'. Regarding price you may want to check the Price Guide. Help yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    Okay guys .
    I'm intending to get a 18-200mm in the later stage because I see its consist everything that I need . How much is the price anyway?

    Yup Nissin flash .
    I don't know whats the model but the price range is around $180-200 like that . What is the particular model anyway.

    I don't know I felt my kit lens is like not enough for me
    consists of evrything you need but at the expense of???

    well, i think the kit lens is enough for me if i'm to get a new camera... heck its the best weight-price-range-quality ratio lens that a beginner can get....

    anything else will give in on one of these aspects...
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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    Okay guys .
    I'm intending to get a 18-200mm in the later stage because I see its consist everything that I need .
    Sometimes I really wish it was that easy... our wives would be happier, our wallets would be heavier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Sometimes I really wish it was that easy... our wives would be happier, our wallets would be heavier...
    Man of wisdom has spoken.....
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    Default Re: Queries On Upgrading

    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    I am on kit lens D5000 18-55mm and I sense that its not really enough for me .

    What I really like to take
    More to landscapes like buildings , streets and bit of skateboarding at skate park too .

    What lens can you recommend me ?

    And one more thing thought of getting nissin diffuser . Is it good ?
    Your 18-55 can do all that you require. Changing lens will not help much imo.

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