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True. Need a new lense, I'm thinking either the 16-85 or 18-105 should be sufficient and I don't need it to go all the way to 200mm I don't think. Would the quality of the above 2 lenses be better than my current one? I also don't get why the 16-85 is double the price.
It's the quality of the optics, quality of the build and number of elements that make it expensive. Such lenses are optimized to have less chromatic aberration, better corner sharpness, etc. The 18-105mm is technically a Nikon kit lens, so measures were taken in it's design to make it inexpensive, such as cheaper materials in the construction (mostly plastic), fewer optical elements, quality of the glass, less sophisticated lens coating, etc.

And about your shot, the main problem with it is the completely overexposed sky. It's washed out and dominates the shot, way too bright. It's really unavoidable though, since your camera metered the side of the building (which is darker) and camera sensors can't (yet) evenly expose differently lit areas. So to improve a shot like this, the best thing to do would be to shoot at a time of day other than noon or whenever the sun is overhead and bright. If the sun were behind you (early morning or early evening depending on the direction of the shot), the shot would dramatically improve and the sky wouldn't overexpose.

There are a few things that you can do even in super bright conditions like that. You can do a bracketed shot and fashion an HDR, or use a graduated neutral density filter, or meter off the sky (so it exposes properly) and then use Photoshop tools (fill light) to lighten the foreground (kind of a ghetto HDR, but it does work sometimes).

And about lenses, having good quality lenses will of course improve things that are faults of lesser quality optics, such as softness, chromatic aberration, etc., but it's mostly about your skill as a photographer. Whatever lens you use, you have to keep in mind it's strengths and weaknesses. For example, many lenses are very soft at very wide and very narrow apertures, so it's often a good rule of thumb to shoot between f/5.6 - f/8 unless an aperture outside that range is specifically needed.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 4/22/09 at 5:34am
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Thanks for the help. I think the washed out sky eliminated the details that weren't important in this picture though. Brings the attention to the building and the view. Don't get that much where I live, you bring up a good point, I need to start learning photoshop
    
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Thanks, that would be interesting lol!

Maybe something like this?



http://www.flickr.com/photos/woof69/2883910037/ (not mine)
lol

That would be sweet!
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I lol'd at that bit. Well at the moment I'm flicking through the photos I have taken, I seem interested in taking pictures of landscape such as like the White House and that pic I attached.

I seem to like to take pictures of natural things, I look at the pictures of people I have taken and I don't seem to like them. Scenery and distant photos are what I seem to be going towards, I usually have set the focal length to 18mm for these but at the same time I like taking pictures of animals which needs max zoom (55mm at the moment) so I don't know what lense I should get. I don't even know what lense is good for scenery type scenes lol.

Like this one of a tree trunk, I just took it cause the real tree looked interesting. It was about 2 steps away from me.
http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/DSC_5197.JPG.

EDIT: Instead of the 18-200mm I was looking at before, I think I don't need a 10x zoom so I was looking into;

the 18-105mm for $405 (http://nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/....6G-ED-VR.html) and
the 16-85mm for $840 (http://nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/....6G-ED-VR.html).

Why such the big price difference lol...
I'm going to make a few points, most of which have been answered by others.

The 18-105mm is a kit lens as well, it came/comes with the D90. It is a better lens, and more useful than the 18-55mm, and it's fairly cheap ($250 used). It bit be a bit overpowering on the D60 though, the 18-105mm is a big lens.

You need to shoot at 100 ISO. I keep it set to that for probably 95% of my shots, and only going to 200/400 if there is no light what so ever. With the VR lenses you can shoot 2-3 stops slower, handheld. This means that where you could hold reliably to 1/60, now you can shoot at 1/15 or even 1/8" without blur. Take advantage of that so you don't have to use a higher ISO, which adds a lot of noise on the D60.

As for metering, Gone is right that it will try to expose for the sun light. The D60 does support spot metering though. It works like the AF, select your meter point, set the shutter speed for it, and then use the AE-L/AF-L button to the right of the viewfinder to lock the focus and exposure reading. When using the meter only and not locking AF, you may not to use this button, but sometimes the camera with moan and groan about the picture not being exposed correct and will not take the picture.

If you really want a new lenses, there are a lot of choices and you need to decide first what you want to shoot most of the time, or which lens is going to be the most useful to you. As for right now, try shooting at f/5.6 or f/8.0 I noticed the 18-55mm shines at these apertures and fades off at the ends.
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For ND filter, what will you use it for? I use a .9 (8X) for slow water shots, but I find that it isn't dark enough in full sunlight, so I'm looking at getting at least a 1.5 or 1.8.
I'd like it for that motion blur water effect. I've not tried anything like that yet. I also fancy one of these too.

Here's another shot from the other day. Still processing these.

15mm, IS0200, F8, 1/400th Sec, Handheld.

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I'd like it for that motion blur water effect. I've not tried anything like that yet. I also fancy one of these too.

Here's another shot from the other day. Still processing these.

15mm, IS0200, F8, 1/400th Sec, Handheld.

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Nice use of the sunlight there, the way it shines through the petals!

And yes, I love my CPL. CPL and ND filters are the only filters I use. I don't use UV filters. I do have a graduated ND filter (half dark, half clear) which works fairly well sometimes.
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Hopefully going to take the Leica M6 out this weekend and take some pics.
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Trying to take flower macro photos under low light.

Here I used a -2 Flash exp comp.


Here I placed my hand on the front end of the lens in front of the flash slightly angled so the light was reflected from my hand to the wall on my right. Odd, I know, but I think it gave out a pretty nice effect. Also the exp comp was set to 0.


Tell me what you think.

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Trying to take flower macro photos under low light.

Here I used a -2 Flash exp comp.


Here I placed my hand on the front end of the lens in front of the flash slightly angled so the light was reflected from my hand to the wall on my right. Odd, I know, but I think it gave out a pretty nice effect. Also the exp comp was set to 0.


Tell me what you think.

They're both really nice Dragoon, second is my favorite of the 2
    
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I'm going to make a few points, most of which have been answered by others.

The 18-105mm is a kit lens as well, it came/comes with the D90. It is a better lens, and more useful than the 18-55mm, and it's fairly cheap ($250 used). It bit be a bit overpowering on the D60 though, the 18-105mm is a big lens.

You need to shoot at 100 ISO. I keep it set to that for probably 95% of my shots, and only going to 200/400 if there is no light what so ever. With the VR lenses you can shoot 2-3 stops slower, handheld. This means that where you could hold reliably to 1/60, now you can shoot at 1/15 or even 1/8" without blur. Take advantage of that so you don't have to use a higher ISO, which adds a lot of noise on the D60.

As for metering, Gone is right that it will try to expose for the sun light. The D60 does support spot metering though. It works like the AF, select your meter point, set the shutter speed for it, and then use the AE-L/AF-L button to the right of the viewfinder to lock the focus and exposure reading. When using the meter only and not locking AF, you may not to use this button, but sometimes the camera with moan and groan about the picture not being exposed correct and will not take the picture.

If you really want a new lenses, there are a lot of choices and you need to decide first what you want to shoot most of the time, or which lens is going to be the most useful to you. As for right now, try shooting at f/5.6 or f/8.0 I noticed the 18-55mm shines at these apertures and fades off at the ends.
When you say it'll overpower the D60, do you mean it's too good? I need to try using the lock button now .
    
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