lens for my old D40x to give to my daughter
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    lens for my old D40x to give to my daughter

    by Mo » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:57 pm

    I have had a D300 for the past year and a half and my D40x is just gathering dust - so I was looking to give it to my daughter, but I only have limited funds to buy her a lens.. I am keeping mine..

    I was thinking of something like an 18-135 or similar. If anyone has a lens for sale that may be suitable please let me know.

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    by Al » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:23 am

    Depends how she wants to use it, as a learning tool for photography or something to get better grab shots.

    As a learning tool I would say a cheap but quick 50mm 1.8 very cheap but I feel it really improved my photography in terms of framing, depth of field, low light.
    For grab shots the kit lens should be cheap on ebay.
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    by heartyfisher » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:30 am

    What lenses do you currently have? Getting a new lens for a close family member also means its part of a system.. My family shared all our lenses.. made a great system with 4 of us with the same brand and able to swap lenses once in a while.
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    by Mo » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:28 pm

    Trouble is she is in Kalgoorlie and I am in Adelaide.

    I have a 50mm.1.8 - no good for her as won't auto focus.
    70-300
    18-200
    and my latest 85mm 1.4.

    So want to keep them all.

    I have seen an 18-104 vr for $300 on ebay, but new they are only $430. Also thought of an 18-135 old kit lenses so am looking..
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    by LOZ » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:53 pm

    If memory serves me the D40x kit lens AFS18-55mm f/3.5-5.6GED was very underated their should be a few laying around .Im sure I have one from when I purchase my D40X will see if I can find it .
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    by heartyfisher » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:03 pm

    Hi,

    I would go with the 18-105 VR before the 18-135. but Both are great lenses.
    Most men seem to like the tele end more than most women so I would guess that the chances that she will miss the little bit of tele to 135 would be small.. so in term of range it would probably be inconsequential to her. however you will get VR with the 18-105. which is nice.

    another lens to consider is the 28-75 F2.8 tamron. Most women seem to gravitate to portraiture sooner rather than later and that lens will provide her with the ability to do wonderful portraits at the expense of being not wide. just make sure you get the version with a motor for the D40

    Kalgoorlie ? oh well .. just makes visits all the more fun.. (lens swap!) :lol:

    Good luck with your lens hunt!
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