Every lens has its use.Originally Posted by iceshu
Must learn how to use. I'm trying to learn as well. Find it quite useful actually.
If u read enough articles, u will know that 50mm is the most useful lens ever, something that no photographer can do without
50mm is often regarded as a "normal" lens because the perspectives closely match what you see normally with your eyes. But that's with film/FX cameras. On crop bodies 50 is a tad narrow.Originally Posted by donut88
Yup true true. It depends on how u use it.Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra
Lol, that means your dad will let u spent $200 on a tripod instead??
I should have said it more clearly.
He doesnt allow me to get a tripod that is >100$
That's a pity.Originally Posted by beebeeice
From personal experience, it's usually "penny wise, pound foolish" to buy a cheap but unreliable system, only to need a replacement/upgrade in the near future.
But anywayz, i dont use the tripod much.
18-135mm should be good and a tripod so that you can be included in the tour photos.
Having a lousy tripod is better than having no tripod.Originally Posted by beebeeice
As for me, a tripod is indispensable for me when I travel.
Once you know how to use a tripod to get some nice shots, you will not be able to live without one.Originally Posted by beebeeice
I'll only leave my tripod at home if I'm shoot for event in HDB flats. Any other shoot, it sticks on my bag the whole time even if I didn't use it the whole day. Yu never know when u will need it.
a tripod is very handy for landscaping. in fact... i bring it everywhere i go when i shoot. you'll never know, when a situation arises that you wished u had a tripod, reached for it... and remembered that it's at home.
if weight is an issue, you can always look at the carbon fiber models.
But if nightscape is one of your event, it's highly recommended to lug the tripod along and "hope" to get a good shot with the limited time and space constraints (you will also require abit of luck in hope that no one fires a flash when you are taking long exposure shots). AFAIK normally for night scenery locations, they tend to stay a little longer.
For the original TS question, 18-135 > 50mm. But if possible, both.