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    I'm hoping to buy a Nikon D90 in the next couple of weeks and I'm looking for a relatively cheap lens.

    My budget is around £120, but I could stretch a little further.

    I'm looking for a all-rounder lens, as I won't be using the camera for anything specific.

    If any of you could make some suggestions, I would be very grateful!

    Thanks.
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    Presuming you don't have a kit lens I would recomend the 18-105 VR. You will be able to pick one up second hand for about £140ish.
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    (Original post by Lust of a Gardener)
    I'm hoping to buy a Nikon D90 in the next couple of weeks and I'm looking for a relatively cheap lens.

    My budget is around £120, but I could stretch a little further.

    I'm looking for a all-rounder lens, as I won't be using the camera for anything specific.

    If any of you could make some suggestions, I would be very grateful!

    Thanks.
    However, if you can live without zoom, the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 is a far better choice in every way.
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    However, if you can live without zoom, the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 is a far better choice in every way.
    You cant go wrong with that lens!

    Also have a look at the 50mm f/1.8, superb portraiture lens.
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    Thank's!

    If possible, could either of you send me links for these lenses?
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    However, if you can live without zoom, the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 is a far better choice in every way.
    Thanks!

    Would this be a better choice than a 50mm lens? I read somewhere that a 35mm is more suited toward the sensor used in the D90, as it is not a full-frame but a DX.

    I really like the idea of the kind of perspective this lens would give me. I guess I could buy a zoom lens some time in the future.
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    (Original post by Lust of a Gardener)
    Thanks!

    Would this be a better choice than a 50mm lens? I read somewhere that a 35mm is more suited toward the sensor used in the D90, as it is not a full-frame but a DX.

    I really like the idea of the kind of perspective this lens would give me. I guess I could buy a zoom lens some time in the future.
    You are totally correct. You may also eventually find that you don't need a zoom at all, I certainly don't, I used fixed lenses only now.
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    Yep go for the 35mm for sure. 50mm's are great but a bit too tight on a crop imo.

    Primes are far better imo, they get you thinking about composition a lot more.
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    I prefer the 50mm over the 35mm on Crop. On FF/FX I'd go for 85mm.

    But it depends what you want to use it for. 50mm on crop is ideal for portraits/street, but too long for landscapes, and 35mm I find is too short for portraits but still too long for Landscapes, but probably OK for the likes of street.

    I love the 50mm on my D90, but find it too short on my F5.
 
 
 
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