Lens advice needed.

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11 months ago

Hi, I'm a college student so funds are severely limited. I'm also not in the art field and really take pictures as a hobby so I don't really need serious level equipment.

I have a D3100 with the kit 18-55 lens and am looking to add another lens or two to my collection.

I shoot landscapes, portraits, and (when it's around) some wildlife photography. I'm taking a trip to Costa Rica in a couple months and want to take the opportunity to really experiment some more.

What lenses (or other equipment) should I add to my camera bag. I'm thinking a 55-200mm lens to compliment the kit lens I have and maybe a 50mm prime? And down the road hopefully add a wide angle lens to the mix.

Also, I'm finding Tamron and Sigma lenses that are much less expensive than their Nikkor counterpart. I'm sure they aren't as good but are they good enough for my purpose?

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