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  1. haris

    haris TPF Noob!

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    hello!! i'm new to this. i'm planning to buy nikon d40 but i don't know what type of lens i should use. can anyone help me on this?


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    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you need a lens that will autofocus on the D40, you need to buy an AF-S Nikon lens or a HSM sigma lens. In those categories, the lens you need will depend on what you want to shoot and on your budget.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    First, what's your budget? Second, what is your intended victim? (what do you plan to shoot with it ;))
     
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    my budget is about $500 for the lens. i usually take a picture of cityscapes, skyline and i like to shoot at night. also interested in makro/close-up.


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    You'll want something like the 18-55 AF-S.
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That or a 18-70 AF_S. you can pick up one of these used for about half of your budget and still have enough for an Sb-600 and a set of extension tubes for macro work.

    Be sure to get a nice tripod and ball head for night shooting and macros. You'll thank me if you hadn't planned on it already. ;)
     
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    thanx a lot :) i think i'll start with 18-55 af_s and sb-600
     

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