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fante
10-27-2008, 05:18 PM
As my interest in photography is growing, I feel it's time to expand on the hardware part. Atm I've got aprox 4 000 NOK (around 560 USD) that I wanna spend on anything useful, but since I'm not really into photography equipment, some help would be useful :)

I currently own a Nikon D40x with a NIKKOR18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G plus a tripod. No filters or extra flash.

The lens I'm currently using has IMO a bit too little zoom, so a new lens is high on my wish list.

Any help is really appreciated :)

ret
10-27-2008, 07:37 PM
18-200 vr?

kiley9806
10-27-2008, 11:10 PM
i hear the 50mm 1.4 or 1.8 lenses are really good.
and a polorizing filter...
or an off body flash & some reflectors.
or a tri-pod too if you need...
happy shopping!

fante
10-28-2008, 06:56 AM
Guess I should add that I'm mostly shooting out in nature and whatever I find there, not so much people/portraits.

If you have any links as well, that would be great :)

Travis
10-28-2008, 08:55 AM
Considering your budget... I'd grab the Nikon 55-200VR... it's cheap and very sharp for the price...

you will have change left over to buy a polarizing filter and hot shoe flash as kiley suggested....

fante
10-29-2008, 12:43 PM
Thanks :)

I think I'll go for the 50-200mm, some filters + a flash, any particular that you want to recommend?

Travis
10-29-2008, 12:58 PM
Thanks :)

I think I'll go for the 50-200mm, some filters + a flash, any particular that you want to recommend?

minimum of SB600..... but if ur keeping the D40x for a while and plan on one day using multiple flash than SB800....

because of your budget I'd be looking to pick up a used one on ebay or equiv... check your local craiglists....

the filter you want a cpol to start....

fante
10-30-2008, 05:57 PM
Found this on sale in a local store, any thoughts on it?

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3303&navigator=3

If it's not that good, I'll probably end up with the nikon 50-200mm or 70-300mm.

fante
11-05-2008, 02:15 PM
OK, so I got hold of a Nikon 55-200mm for a little more than 100 bucks (lucky me :D ), and I'm thinking of getting some filters. I've been locking into some CPOLs (or should I buy something else?), but they vary from $15 to more than what I spent on my lens, so I need some help here :)