Lens for D40X - Any recommendations?


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Marge

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Just bought a Nikon D40x (body only) and is new to DSLR. Any recommendation which lens would be good to start with?
 

Marge

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bought it second hand and it came without the kit so wondering what would be a good lens to invest in. I will be using it when I travel to snap sceneries.
 

Simon_84

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well you could go with an af-s 18-55mm vr or the af-s 18-70mm, depending on which range suits you better.
the a/m 2 lens are still cheaper as compared to the other 3rd party f2.8 lens.
 

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What is you buget ?

About $250 - AFS 18-70 ( best value for money )
$250 - $300 - AFS 18-135 (Much better range, but plastic mount)

Of course, if you have $800 - $1000 to burn, by all means get the AFS 18-200 VR mighty jack of all trade lens. ;)
 

gymak90

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I reckon there are 3main things to consider.

1) Budget
2) Focal length range
3) MF or AF

At specific focal length ranges, there are usually a couple of differently priced lens to choose from. That's where your budget comes into cosideration.
Another thing to take note, that if you want a lens fitted onto your D40x to AF, the lens must have an internal motor. For Nikon lenses, it is represented by AF-S / SWM. Sigma labels it as HSM etc. Other than those lenses, you will have to use Manual Focus because your D40x body has got no mechanical focus drive pin.
 

sin77

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depends on your budget and whether you mind to change lens or not.

Right now i have 18-200 and 50/f1.8
I wish to have a fisheye and a f2.8 lens.
 

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yea, it really depends on yr budget :bsmilie:

most ppl i know start with the kit lens then buy a 55-200VR
This combination isn't half bad!

But if you can afford it, forget the 2 lens and just buy a 18-200 VR!:thumbsup:
 

Drahc

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simple... it depends on what do you want to shoot.
 

Marge

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Thanks for all the tips...I've since gotten a Nikon AF 18-200mm lens :thumbsup:and have been having fun with it.
 

sin77

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thats the one if you don want to change lens. Good buy
 

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