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    Default Getting 2nd Lens

    well im still a newbie, and taken a few shots, but now i plan to get a 2nd lens, but dunno which to get? im more into street and landscape

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    Then you will need to figure out for yourself if you need a wider lens or a longer lens. We don't know your preferred shooting style or how you feel limited by your current lens.
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    Default Re: Getting 2nd Lens

    i feel like its not enough to capture the surrounding and i have to stand super close to a subject if i wann capture their expression

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkyno View Post
    i feel like its not enough to capture the surrounding
    sounds like you need a wider one

    Quote Originally Posted by djkyno View Post
    i have to stand super close to a subject if i wann capture their expression
    sounds like you need a longer one.

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    Lol i know but im nt sure which to get..haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkyno View Post
    Lol i know but im nt sure which to get..haha
    What lens do you have now?
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    Default Re: Getting 2nd Lens

    Maybe a 55-200mm can fix your problem for the moment?
    Last edited by chillicutter; 27th December 2010 at 05:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkyno View Post
    well im still a newbie, and taken a few shots, but now i plan to get a 2nd lens, but dunno which to get? im more into street and landscape
    Wide one, so can composite more land + scape into the shot. my 2cts

    eg . 10mm -20mm......

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    Default Re: Getting 2nd Lens

    if you just want a all rounder lens, can consider tamron 18-270 or 18-200

    if you willing to spend more, then consider 10-22 or 16-45 or 17-40 for wide angle,
    70-200 for zoom.
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    Default Re: Getting 2nd Lens

    im currently having the 18-55mm kit lens. yap im more to all rounder. best is wide angle and long distance together

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    Default Re: Getting 2nd Lens

    How is the 55-250mm lens ?? can anyone advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkyno View Post
    im currently having the 18-55mm kit lens. yap im more to all rounder. best is wide angle and long distance together
    tamron 18-270 vc

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    Default Re: Getting 2nd Lens

    I am interested in micro shot. Like taking photo of insect. What kind of lens should I be looking out for. Budget type please. BTW, I am using Nikon D5000 so do I need af-s lens for micro?

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    Maybe u could try "zoom lens EF 75-300 F/4-5.6 III" with Wide lens converter..which means if u dont want 2 take landscape, u could simply remove the converter frm the front of ur lens and take normal shots and macro..so the converter is attach and detachable..

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkyno View Post
    i feel like its not enough to capture the surrounding and i have to stand super close to a subject if i wann capture their expression
    you need a 10-400mm lens....

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    Default Re: Getting 2nd Lens

    18mm-200mm??

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    Default Re: Getting 2nd Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by djkyno View Post
    How is the 55-250mm lens ?? can anyone advice
    It is a pretty decent lens.

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    Default Re: Getting 2nd Lens

    ok read up a few thread just now. decided to get that, cos i can combo with my 18-55mm too. but dont see much people selling that

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    Default Re: Getting 2nd Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by djkyno View Post
    i feel like its not enough to capture the surrounding and i have to stand super close to a subject if i wann capture their expression
    down to earth solution with no regards on image quality:
    tammy 18-270mm + wide angle converter

    expensive solution:
    get an FF + 16-35mm and a crop body + 24-70mm and another crop body + 70-300mm

    the real solution u really want to hear:
    unfortunately no manufacturer hve created any 10-500mm lens
    i buy i sell i use, repeat, such are the vicious endless cycle of GAS

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSlyder View Post
    Maybe u could try "zoom lens EF 75-300 F/4-5.6 III" with Wide lens converter..which means if u dont want 2 take landscape, u could simply remove the converter frm the front of ur lens and take normal shots and macro..so the converter is attach and detachable..
    Wide angle converter is a very bad idea. The image quality degrades a lot when you use such converters and in a worst case scenario, the TS might end up getting cheated and pay $200-$300 for the lousy converter.

    I second the tamron 18-270 suggestion.
    Last edited by spree86; 28th December 2010 at 10:39 PM.

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