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fsloong

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Mar 18, 2011
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Hi All,

I am newbie and just bought D300 & nikkor 55-200mm VR from my friend for learning.

I'm plaining buy another len for potrait and landscape, it's Tamron 17-50mm suitable?

Or you guys recommend any lenses?

Thanks alot!
 

fsloong

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Mar 18, 2011
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Thanks Cowseye! I am about plan 28-75 or 17-55 tamron actually.
But Tamron is good enough? or nikkor original len better?
 

Cowseye

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I'm not a user of e original nikon 17-55 F/2.8. But was told the result of this lens is superb. If you are sticking to use only cropped factor bodies like the D7000, you can make this lens ur investment. If not get a 17-50mm from tamron as the price diff is significant.

With regards to the 2 tamron lens, the 17-50mm is meant for cropped bodies (DX). The other is meant for full frame bodies (FX) such as D700 and D3s. Even so, you can still use the 28-75mm on a DX body. The only problem is that this lens on a DX body will have a pretty narrow view on it's widest end. To understand this clearly, read ore abt DX cropped factor and the it's difference with FX bodies. Use the search function on CS forum or simply google online.
 

skylover

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Welcome to CS. ^^ :devil:

You are encourage to read more online, and join some newbie outings under the Outings subforum.

Good start here:

Camera basics - Commonly Asked Qns Like what is ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture etc
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309544

Video Clips posted by ed9119

Composition
http://www.amateursnapper.com/photog...position-rules
http://digital-photography-school.co...mposition-tips
http://www.digital-photography-school.com/10-more-quick-composition-tips-illustrated

Landscape Photography
http://www.digital-photography-school.com/11-surefire-tips-for-improving-your-landscape-photography

Street Photography
http://www.digital-photography-school.com/10-tips-for-the-aspiring-street-photographer

More topics covered here:
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
http://www.digital-photography-school.com/learning-exposure-in-digital-photography
Understanding Stops and Exposure
Hyperfocal Distance Table Generator
Landscape & Hyperfocus

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Buying Guides for Newbie

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Singapore Camera equipment price guides:
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=124

Newbie guide to buying lenses:
http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guides/lens_buying_guide_01.htm

Newbie guide to buying DSLR:
http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guides/dslr_buying_guide_01.htm
 

fsloong

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Mar 18, 2011
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Thanks all you guys!
Thanks alot skylover, very useful for me~~
 

BigBaby

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Hi Welcome to CS. Hope you enjoy your stay here.
 

ZerocoolAstra

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Mar 13, 2008
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#13
Hi All,

I am newbie and just bought D300 & nikkor 55-200mm VR from my friend for learning.

I'm plaining buy another len for potrait and landscape, it's Tamron 17-50mm suitable?

Or you guys recommend any lenses?

Thanks alot!
I think a lens with such a focal range and large constant aperture (f/2.8) would be quite suitable for most shots.
There are a few options I can think off:
1) Tamron 17-50/f2.8 - very popular, and rightly so
2) AFS Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 DX - excellent performer, but heavy and expensive
3) Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 - no personal experience w this lens, though heard it's pretty good too
4) Tokina 16-50 f/2.8 - same... no personal experience
5) AFS Nikkor 16-85 VR DX - good range and quite sharp, though not constant f/2.8 and a bit pricey

budget choices
6) AFS Nikkor 18-70 DX - D70's kit lens
7) AFS Nikkor 18-105VR DX - D90's kit lens


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.
. (*) Not limited to these choices only, of course.
 

coolthought

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Jun 23, 2008
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Hi All,

I am newbie and just bought D300 & nikkor 55-200mm VR from my friend for learning.

I'm plaining buy another len for potrait and landscape, it's Tamron 17-50mm suitable?

Or you guys recommend any lenses?

Thanks alot!
any budget for your 2nd lens?
 

fsloong

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Mar 18, 2011
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I think a lens with such a focal range and large constant aperture (f/2.8) would be quite suitable for most shots.
There are a few options I can think off:
1) Tamron 17-50/f2.8 - very popular, and rightly so
2) AFS Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 DX - excellent performer, but heavy and expensive
3) Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 - no personal experience w this lens, though heard it's pretty good too
4) Tokina 16-50 f/2.8 - same... no personal experience
5) AFS Nikkor 16-85 VR DX - good range and quite sharp, though not constant f/2.8 and a bit pricey

budget choices
6) AFS Nikkor 18-70 DX - D70's kit lens
7) AFS Nikkor 18-105VR DX - D90's kit lens


.
.
. (*) Not limited to these choices only, of course.
Thanks for your info ZerocoolAstra!! i think i will stick on Tamron 17-50/f2.8
 

fsloong

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Mar 18, 2011
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any budget for your 2nd lens?
Hi Coolthought!~~ well, at the moment i just like to spend 1k +/-
and I am leanrning to shoot portrait, i think my gf sure feb up because i am new..haha
 

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