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  1. haris

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    hi! i'm using nikon d40 with the kit lens and i want to change to a more powerful lens..can anybody help me with this? i don't have any idea about what lens should i use since there are limited type of lens that suit with d40....i like to shoot cityscapes and skylines as well as macro/close-up..should i go for 2 different lens? budget is $ 700~1000 for the lens(es)
     
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    Here come the 18-200 people......

    By the way dont buy that lens.
     
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    buy the 18-200 VR haha
     
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    why?
     
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    And here's another vote fro the 18-200MM VR. I love mine as as a walk around lens. also try Sigma 70-200MM HSM. I have no idea whats wrong with the 18-200 VR.
     
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    err..what is HSM?
     
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    Hyper Sonic Motor?

    Don't actually know what it stands for, but from my understanding it's Sigma's equivalent to an AF-S lens. Meaning, in short, that it will autofocus with the D40.

    Somebody correct me if I"m wrong.
     
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    I have a D40 and I'm enjoying the 70 - 300 VR.

    I'm looking at the 105 2.8 Vr as well.
     
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    I've heard a few people say the 70-300 VR is a little akward on the D40 because of it's weight vs. the D40's weight and size. Is this an issue for you Hill202?
     
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    Yes, its a little off balance but you get used to it. I use a tripod quite alot so its not a big issue.
     
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    is the 70-300VR is suitable for landscape/cityscape/skyline shot?
     

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