ZD 40-150mm lens


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Hi Gurus,

Wanna check with you guys what a ZD 40-150mm lens will be good for. :)
 

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good for outdoor shooting.

have tried this lens during one of mytikas club outing in JBP. Its range is not as good as 50-200, but, optically, it is quite good, though not as fast as 50-200 (in terms of aperture).

here are some pictures taken with that lens.

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Hi, nice pics there. looks like the lens is quite useful hor. Actually now donno if I should buy a 11-22mm lens or should I buy a flash first. Any comments? :think:
 

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buy the 50mm prime!!!
Well, i believe your current setup is quite good already. Do shoot more first before considering the 11-22mm (unless you are very sure that you would require wide angle most of the time).
My suggestion is go get a flash, it will suppliment your setup (as well as it is future proof too). If you use flash often, go for the FL-50, else the FL-36 is the 1 to go.
 

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Chow, those are nice shots! You put back the honor and demo what can be done with the ZD 40-150mm lens.

And I will also recommend the buying of the flash before going for 11-22mm.
 

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coolpix7900 said:
Hi, nice pics there. looks like the lens is quite useful hor. Actually now donno if I should buy a 11-22mm lens or should I buy a flash first. Any comments? :think:

actually i vote for the flash. its something quite neccessary as u take pics. the 40-150 is a very versatile lens. good for a lot of things if u know how & what to exploit. :thumbsup:
 

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nightpiper said:
actually i vote for the flash. its something quite neccessary as u take pics. the 40-150 is a very versatile lens. good for a lot of things if u know how & what to exploit. :thumbsup:
if choose between 11-22 and a flash, i'll go for a flash first. agreed with nightpiper. sometimes, without the flash, you will be handicapped.
while for the ultra-wide angle, you can still try slightly different composition with the 14-45mm you have.
 

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shchow said:
if choose between 11-22 and a flash, i'll go for a flash first. agreed with nightpiper. sometimes, without the flash, you will be handicapped.
while for the ultra-wide angle, you can still try slightly different composition with the 14-45mm you have.
Looks like all of you have given me a very clear mandate of getting the flash. I was contemplating what I should be getting first for sometime. Thank you all very much, I will be going down now to get the flash today. :D
 

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What is your exposure mode and focus setting for photo #2?
 

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Hi guys,

I've got me a FL-36 Flash yesterday, I also got to try out the 11-22mm, and was impressed by it. But I'll be "playing" with my existing 2 lens till I'm really good then I'll consider the other range of lenses. So over here in CS not really about buy buy buy huh... :nono: but think before buy... :bsmilie: Thanks guys! ;)
 

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I agree with the rest of you. If I were you, I will get the flash first. 11-22mm you can put on hold first.

I personally will get the FL-50 over the FL-36 in terms of good recycle rate. But the FL-36 is good for travelling cos it is both light and compact in size.
 

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Benng said:
I agree with the rest of you. If I were you, I will get the flash first. 11-22mm you can put on hold first.

I personally will get the FL-50 over the FL-36 in terms of good recycle rate. But the FL-36 is good for travelling cos it is both light and compact in size.
Hi, actually wanted to get the FL-50, but when I see the real thing, I was like :eek: , so big piece... hahaha... i'm not really a heavy user so FL-36 should serve me fine right now. Maybe later when I become more "steady" hor, then I can consider the FL-50. Thanks!
 

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Benng said:
I agree with the rest of you. If I were you, I will get the flash first. 11-22mm you can put on hold first.

I personally will get the FL-50 over the FL-36 in terms of good recycle rate. But the FL-36 is good for travelling cos it is both light and compact in size.
BTW if you are not aware. The recycling rate for FL50 and 36 is the same.
 

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selamatlzh said:
BTW if you are not aware. The recycling rate for FL50 and 36 is the same.
hi selamatlzh, is that right? i tot someone has claimed that the FL-50 has further reach and faster recycling rate than the FL-36. that's why i was thinking of upgrading to FL-50 from FL-36.
 

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BTW if you are not aware. The recycling rate for FL50 and 36 is the same.
Oh is it? :embrass: I have personally use both FL-36 and FL-50 before and I felt that the FL-50 recycling rate is faster. That was the main reason why I upgraded from FL-36 to FL-50.

I even tried using the Energiser Lithium battery on the FL-36 but the recycling rate is still slower. Probably because it uses 2 x AA batteries instead of 4 x AA batteries for the FL-50.
 

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I had tried both FL36 and FL50 myself. Set to Manual mode, choose max guide number and zoom then fire off.

Try it yourself, it takes about 10-11 sec for both flash to recycle.

I have just purchased Quantum Battery 1+, it reduces the recycling time of the FL50 to 5s.

Click here for my earlier post on this item.
 

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Benng said:
Oh is it? :embrass: I have personally use both FL-36 and FL-50 before and I felt that the FL-50 recycling rate is faster. That was the main reason why I upgraded from FL-36 to FL-50.

I even tried using the Energiser Lithium battery on the FL-36 but the recycling rate is still slower. Probably because it uses 2 x AA batteries instead of 4 x AA batteries for the FL-50.
FL 50 is more powerful. Maybe it uses less power on your purpose thats why the recycling time is faster.
 

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