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    HI..am a newbie in photography...want to know whether taking a pic of the sunset will require a special type of lens...am collecting my nikon D40 soon..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawatengah View Post
    HI..am a newbie in photography...want to know whether taking a pic of the sunset will require a special type of lens...am collecting my nikon D40 soon..
    ans is no.

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    just don't stare into the sun...
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    thanks

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    Any lens will do the job.

    Below are some of my sunset thread hope will help:

    Woodlands Waterfront
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...=701564&page=2

    Sunset @ 7:05pm
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=527423

    Trees @ Labrador Park
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=483653

    If you love sunset photographic, maybe you would like to consider a GND filter which help you to darken the sky and show more detail from the ground.

    Happy Shooting.

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    Hi Jawatengah,
    any lens can capture sunsets, like SilverPine said, you might want to get a GND filter too, but do check out the effects and difference it can make to your images before spending on too many accessories with your first camera purchase.
    enjoy your D40!

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    Sunset lenses, another idea for marketing people..
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    thanks all for the reply..
    roughly how much is a GND filter may i ask?

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    Don't rush into it yet, you dont even know whether a camera phone can snap a pic of sunset, how are you able to gauge the exposure with a gnd?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawatengah View Post
    thanks all for the reply..
    roughly how much is a GND filter may i ask?

    For GND filter I am using Tian-Ya which is reasonable price, there are other brand with different price range.

    Mass sale link:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...tian-ya&page=2

    You need the following:
    1. filter holder -$10
    2. Adapter Ring - $10 you need to decide which lens you want to attach to. If you need to acchahed to two lens with two different filter size, then you need to buy two.
    3. GND filter - $12

    For example if you decided to use GND filter on two lens with different filter size:

    1. $10
    2. $10 x 2 = $20
    3. $12

    total price = $42.

    If you have a chance to take a look at my sunset threads, most of the sunset photo were taken with GND filter.

    Collect your D40?

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    You need a lens with Sunglasses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawatengah View Post
    HI..am a newbie in photography...want to know whether taking a pic of the sunset will require a special type of lens...am collecting my nikon D40 soon..
    any idea what type of sunset photo do you want to take?
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    Technically, you can use:


    • Fish eye
    • Ultra wide angle
    • Telephoto zoom
    • Standard zoom kit lens
    • Prime lens

    Choice is how you want to frame the picture. Field of View (FOW) is different, with the above.

    So, do a bit of research, as Fish eye has the widest FOV and telephoto zoom generally the narrowest (long zooms).

    HTH.
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    hi..going to Bali during xmas....so hope cn take pics of sunset
    will collect my cam next wed

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    Ah, from jawatengah, you are going to jawatimor.

    Hope you have decided on what lens to get for your Bali trip.

    Enjoy!
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