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Hi guys could someone suggest a cheapish upgrade for a D60 with a standard 18-55mm lense. I have seen the SB400 speedlight for $AUS 150, a monopod for $100, the cheapest lense is $300 for a 55mm-200mm and the last upgrade I can think of is a UV/Polariser filter. I am not exactly sure on how practical the filters (not to mention I am still trying to understand how they help) are although they are the cheapest option by far. I've just gotten an 8gb memory card and I'm unaware of any battery grips that can fit it.

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went to the beach on saturday to play with my new lens for my xsi
it was cold, windy and drizzling the whole time but i like my new lens



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Just uploaded some new photos to the Flickr. Nothing too special.
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went to the beach on saturday to play with my new lens for my xsi
it was cold, windy and drizzling the whole time but i like my new lens
Ah, the Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM? You didn't bother to say so I had go mining your EXIF to find out.
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Ah, the Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM? You didn't bother to say so I had go mining your EXIF to find out.
lol
yup that's the one
picked it up on ebay for $185. came with 3 filters and a lens hood.
totally a nice investment.
i like it better than the kit lens.
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Originally Posted by Danylu View Post
Hi guys could someone suggest a cheapish upgrade for a D60 with a standard 18-55mm lense. I have seen the SB400 speedlight for $AUS 150, a monopod for $100, the cheapest lense is $300 for a 55mm-200mm and the last upgrade I can think of is a UV/Polariser filter. I am not exactly sure on how practical the filters (not to mention I am still trying to understand how they help) are although they are the cheapest option by far. I've just gotten an 8gb memory card and I'm unaware of any battery grips that can fit it.

I am open to criticism.
It depends on what your immediate needs are. I would say that the 55-200mm VR is a good next purchase to fill out your zoom range. Barring that, a prime or macro would be good next lens purchases too (Nikon just released a new 35mm AF-S prime, pretty decent lens).

A speed light is something you really have to to want, otherwise it won't see much use. You have to ask what sort of photography you might get into and whether a speed light will benefit it. I'd like to have one myself, but I can't justify purchasing one, and the integrated flash has served me well enough.

A circular polarizing filter is an excellent filter to have. It's great for darkening bright skies and taking the reflection off water or glass. UV filters have their uses as well, but that's a big debate as to how effective and essential they are. I personally don't use them.

And battery grips are also something that you really have to have a need for. With two batteries I can go for an all day outing without running out. Grips are people who are doing some seriously extended outings and need as much battery power as possible. Plus it adds a vertical grip and extra shutter button and wheel.
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So I was saying I would rent the tilt-shift lens but I can't stop looking at the Sigma 10mm f/2.8. It takes really sharp pics and the fisheye effect I've seen for it looks nice. Hmm...
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Marin I don't think you'd have much fun with a PC lens. The 10mm sounds better suited to what you shoot, and a lens that you might actually use after a rental.
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Marin I don't think you'd have much fun with a PC lens. The 10mm sounds better suited to what you shoot, and a lens that you might actually use after a rental.
That's what I was thinking.

Hmmm...

Lens Rentals has these two lenses:

(shows some of the barrel) http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/sigm...heye/for-canon

(don't like the effect of this one) http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/sigm...heye/for-canon

But no 10mm.
Edited by Marin - 3/30/09 at 7:05pm
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