Newbie - D60


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Hi guys,

Nice to meet u all here...
I'm used D60 with standard kit AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED for few month.

I’m thinking to get some more accessory, maybe like AF 50mm f/1.8D & SB-600.
Understand that AF 50mm can’t perform auto focus on D60, but will it hard to use and result nice?

Appreciate for any commend....:)
 

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It will be harder to use MF, but once you get the gist of it, you will get better results than AF
 

Fotophilic

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Hi guys,

Nice to meet u all here...
I'm used D60 with standard kit AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED for few month.

I’m thinking to get some more accessory, maybe like AF 50mm f/1.8D & SB-600.
Understand that AF 50mm can’t perform auto focus on D60, but will it hard to use and result nice?

Appreciate for any commend....:)
activate the rangefinder. its useful. not hard to use. really.
 

jaRv1s

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MF or AF depends on how fast it your subject moves... still subjects definitely no prob... but if you're doing candid or photojournalism style often then just forget about it...

i would go for the flash, since the kit lens is sharp... all you need is just a good flash to make it go faster...
 

pooQy

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As lens variety is limited on D60, as jaRv1s has suggested, i think a flash would do good to up your next level on the kit lens.

Never underestimate kit lenses. ;)
 

zac08

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Hi kiangcello,

welcome to CS
 

kentjr

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Hi! Welcome to CS! :D
 

luna_sea83

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If you worry about the focus, u might consider the AF-S 50 1.4.
 

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yes, if u need auto focus , u can get the AF-S 50mm f/1.4
... however, it is 3 to 4 times the price of AF 50mm 1.8.
Since u r getting a second lens, y dont u get a 55mm-200mm AFS? it complements your current lens and allows you to have a greater zoom. currently only selling at about 350..
 

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Hi guys,

Nice to meet u all here...
I'm used D60 with standard kit AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED for few month.

I’m thinking to get some more accessory, maybe like AF 50mm f/1.8D & SB-600.
Understand that AF 50mm can’t perform auto focus on D60, but will it hard to use and result nice?

Appreciate for any commend....:)
1st, welcome to CS :)
You gotta ask yourself WHY you need the 50/1.8 lens.
Yes its price is quite low, but that shouldn't be the only reason why you should get it.
Like you yourself have mentioned, it cannot auto focus with a D60.
 

kiangcello

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Thanks for all of your sharing.
Feel so great so many ppl ans my question.

I wanna get AF50mm 1.8 due to its bigger Aperture. Because feel like to try a cheaper but greater aperture lens.
 

kiangcello

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Actually, i also thinking to get a 3rd party lens.
Because thier price within my budget.Around SGD500
for example Sigma or Tamron (NikonMount) AF 17-50mm F/2.8.

But, i wondering that these kind of lens support auto focus on D60?
Anyone know about this?
 

luna_sea83

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For D40/x/60/5000, AF works with the following

For Nikkor lenses - AF-S, AF-I
Sigma - HSM
Tamron - those stated with built in motor
 

ZerocoolAstra

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D60 is using DX sensor so you might find that the 50mm lens feels too 'tight' when you look through the viewfinder. Can't see enough of the world.
I have that experience with my 50/1.8

Try zoom your kit lens to 50mm and see if the view looks ok.
For <$500, there's the AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8, which I think sells for about $350-$370 (if you can find it in stock)
 

mikha

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i would suggest u for 35mm f/1.8G, price is about twice from 50mm f/1.8D

or maybe u can consider buy a tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (but its on same range with your kit lens).
 

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hey hey get the 50mm f/1.4 AF-D altho it doesn't AF in your D60, it doesn AF on mine too!
but the manual focusing process part, you will enjoy it :)
 

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Technically, you can forgo the 50mm f/1.8 AF-D because it doesn't af on your body

Might as well get a 50mm f/1.4 AI-S, a legendary nikkor manual focus lens

But if u insist on an AF lens, get the 35mm f/1.8

A great dx prime lens
 

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Technically, you can forgo the 50mm f/1.8 AF-D because it doesn't af on your body

Might as well get a 50mm f/1.4 AI-S, a legendary nikkor manual focus lens

But if u insist on an AF lens, get the 35mm f/1.8

A great dx prime lens
:thumbsup: :sweatsm:
 

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