Upgrade for 18-55

Started Feb 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP stevesayskanpai Contributing Member • Posts: 611
Re: Upgrade for 18-55

Thank you very much - you're too kind.

My knowledge of gear is limited. I'd like to think my photos, if anything, show that the kit lens and a mid-level DX camera can still achieve good results.

I guess I'm looking for a bit of image quality, a bit of DOF and a bit of focal length! I definitely wouldn't mind going a bit wider, although I've NEVER had the chance to shoot with a proper wide angle lens so unfortunately I can't really say if this is something I'm after or not.

I like the fact that the Tamron 17-50 has a constant aperture of 2.8, and the fact that image quality is purportedly higher than the kit lens. It seems to be a natural upgrade to the 18-55 VR kit. As a previous poster mentioned, the other options is complementing the kit with a wide angle but, as I said, I don't know if this is for me or not.

-- hide signature --

D5100 user. Twitter @stevesayskanpai
Feedback always welcome:

 stevesayskanpai's gear list:stevesayskanpai's gear list
Nikon D5500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Tokina 11-20mm F2.8 Nikon AF-P 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow