Beginning w/ a Nikon D300: what lenses should I get/ should I buy accessories?

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Beginning w/ a Nikon D300: what lenses should I get/ should I buy accessories?

Hi everyone,

Some of you might already know me, because I have only asked questions concerning this, but I'll now be more precise in my questions.

I want to begin with a zoom, to see which focal length I use the most, and then buy a prime lens. For instance, if I think I use more an 85mm, I'll consider buying this prime lens. It could be a 35 or 50mm too.

Now, I'm wondering which one I should get: my budget is around 300-350 euros. (Because I could then invest in a Prime Lens)

I have considered a Sigma 17-50, a Tamron 17-50, and a Nikon 16-85. What do you recommend? Or are there other lenses that would suit me better?

I intend to do a bit of everything: landscapes, streetscape, portraits... To then see what I like the most.

Now onto my second question:

I first wanted to buy a 16-80, but I realised it was too expensive for a beginner like me. I was then thinking: should I invest a bit of my money (now that I have limited my Lens Budget at 350 euros) in camera gear such as a very good tripod, or a stabilizer? I don't know anything about accessories, so feel free to guide me into this.



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Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Canon PowerShot D30 Nikon D3 Nikon D300
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