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    Hey guys!

    It has been about 2 months of using my entry-level Nikon D3000. Recently, something bad happened to my kit lens(the usual 18-55). Some sand had entered causing the zoom to malfunction and the front part of the lens to be very lose.

    I can't go for a replacement as my warranty does not cover this. My friends told me to buy a 2nd hand 18-55 lens to replace the first one. But I figured it would be better if I buy a new and different one. I have actually been eyeing for new lenses particularly the 18-105 lens. I enjoy shooting landscapes, sceneries and maybe abit of little things like flowers, etc.

    As I'm pretty new with all these lens thing, can anyone recommend me a good and cheap lens suitable for my camera?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMQhamz View Post
    Hey guys!

    It has been about 2 months of using my entry-level Nikon D3000. Recently, something bad happened to my kit lens(the usual 18-55). Some sand had entered causing the zoom to malfunction and the front part of the lens to be very lose.

    I can't go for a replacement as my warranty does not cover this. My friends told me to buy a 2nd hand 18-55 lens to replace the first one. But I figured it would be better if I buy a new and different one. I have actually been eyeing for new lenses particularly the 18-105 lens. I enjoy shooting landscapes, sceneries and maybe abit of little things like flowers, etc.

    As I'm pretty new with all these lens thing, can anyone recommend me a good and cheap lens suitable for my camera?

    Thanks in advance!
    Other than replacement you can actually send it for cleaning, have you considered that?

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    Ill totally consider it! Do you know which places that provide this services?

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    Ill totally consider it! Do you know which places that provide this services?
    Nikon Service centre, camera hospital, Fatigue, etc etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMQhamz View Post
    Ill totally consider it! Do you know which places that provide this services?
    Yup, what Rashkae said + P&G

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    yay! 1 more d3k user! welcome to cs! haha

    i think u should send it for cleaning too, no point buying another 18-55 and i would rather u send it for cleaning and let say if the price is over 130, would suggest u get a used copy at bns, which is around 130 and u can get it already.

    hmm as for 18-105 and 18-55 hmm for me the other 50mm i can just use my leg to zoom =x but its up to u ah =D

    HAVE FUN SHOOTING!!!
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    Omg i saw your profile!!!! D3000 is not the worse dslr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by luckyorange; 9th June 2011 at 08:12 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyorange View Post
    yay! 1 more d3k user! welcome to cs! haha

    i think u should send it for cleaning too, no point buying another 18-55 and i would rather u send it for cleaning and let say if the price is over 130, would suggest u get a used copy at bns, which is around 130 and u can get it already.

    hmm as for 18-105 and 18-55 hmm for me the other 50mm i can just use my leg to zoom =x but its up to u ah =D

    HAVE FUN SHOOTING!!!
    Hooray for D3k! I actually eyed for those 50mm lenses but sadly D3k doesnt have the ability to auto-focus the lens. But I dont mind manually focusing it!

    Once again, thanks for the advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMQhamz View Post
    Hooray for D3k! I actually eyed for those 50mm lenses but sadly D3k doesnt have the ability to auto-focus the lens. But I dont mind manually focusing it!

    Once again, thanks for the advice!
    hmm now they got the new af-s 50mm 1.8g already u can get it you want, and 1 more is the af-s 35mm 1.8g, price are 300 below for 50mm 1.8g and 35mm hmm i think 320 or lower
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMQhamz View Post
    Hooray for D3k! I actually eyed for those 50mm lenses but sadly D3k doesnt have the ability to auto-focus the lens. But I dont mind manually focusing it!

    Once again, thanks for the advice!
    There's a new AF-S 50mm which can autofocus on your D3000

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