recommend me a lens please.

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  1. ImNick

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    I shoot quite a bit of BMX, and some nature stuff. i plan getting a couple flashes in the near future as well. but when it comes to lenses i dont want to spend money on something that wont perform well in what i am shooting. so if any of you could point me in the right direction, that would be awesome!

    PS i shoot with a Nikon D3000.
     
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    I recommend the awesome lens. It makes all of your pictures awesome with lots of sparkly bokeh.
     
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    The lens doesnt matter
     
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    I like how white got thanked twice for his post... lol :lmao:

    Anyway, what do you have now? Kit lens? I just think you need to get closer when I look at your bike pics. Just a personal thing, I know it's nice to show the obstacle/ramp/pipe but I'd get closer for a few too.
     
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    yeah i just have the kit lens. i'll definitely work on getting closer to my subject. I was thinking about maybe a 50mm.
     
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    the only 50 that will AF is the 1.4 AFS which is like $440. Buy the 35mm 1.8. Thats the same as 50mm on full frame
     
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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That'd be a nice prime lens for you but your kit lens covers that focal range already. Maybe a zoom lens? Obviously you'd pay a lot more. But you could get closer without actually getting closer :)

    I think there's an affordable Nikon 18-200mm that people like.. not sure though as I don't need to worry about the dark-side's lenses.
     
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    that is a good point reznap but it is hard to take that serious when you have an 18-55 kit lens and a 50mm. but my kit lens is not going to shoot at 1.8 like a 50mm or something similar.
     
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    Well, if you want to be taken serious, the only logical route is a 200-400 F4, make sure to use lens hoods, and a 600 F4, on a separate body such as a professional body. Finally, strap two 200 F2s over your shoulders, just so they know who the real pro is. Your best bet is to google the aforementioned lenses, can't be a pro, if you can't describe your gear with big words.
     
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    Wrong! The AF 50 f/1.8D will AF too, unless you have one of the 'baby' Nikons.
     
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    alex. you. are. a. douche.
     
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    how about replacing your kit lens with the nikkor 18-200mm vr?
     

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