Need help adding to my camera bag

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  1. chris35rt

    chris35rt TPF Noob!

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    Well I think the time is near to add some more gear to my camera but I'll be honest with you all I'm not sure what to add. This is what I have so far.

    Nikon D80
    Nikon 18-135mm leans
    Quantaray 55-200mm lens
    1 spare battery

    Most of my photos are taking outside so I guess you could say my interest is in wildlife/landscape photos. What I've been thinking about is maybe either getting another lens, the nikon 50mm or the SB600 flash. For those that have been in my shoes before what do you recommend? It doesn't even have to be what I listed.

    Chris
     
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    Here's the problem - the 50mm is far too long for landscape yet will disappoint when you need to "zoom in" on wildlife at any real distance.
     
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    Perhaps what´s missing is a macro lens and a tripod. Add these to your kit for a great range of new options and opportunities.
     
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    I forgot to add I do have a tripod and a micro lens would be a great addition,
     
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    Macro!
     
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    Macro will open up a whole new world to you in the outdoors.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    macro is like a curse - once you taste it you must have more and more!
    Best thing is you can get a good macro lens for much less than a good wildlife zoom or prime.
    Other than that a flash is a good investment - save up and get a good one
     
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    Macro!!!! I currently am using some extension tubes so that I can focus closer to my subject aka a poor man's macro and its going to end up leading to me buying a real macro lens very soon.
     
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