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Nikon D40 Lenses

I recently bought a Nikon D40. It came with the 18-55mm lens, I then bought a fisheye wideangle lens and love it but I am looking to upgrade to a better lens than the first one I got.
What should I be looking for? I am very amateur when it comes to photographer and don't want to go crazy with lenses but again I would like something better.

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What are you finding deficient in the kit lens? That would give us some idea on what lens to suggest. If you just want better photos, a lens upgrade might not fix the problem.

How long have you been shooting in manual settings?

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I've only been using the manual settings for a very short time. It's not that I find it defecient it just doesn't zoom in very far. I don't want a huge telephoto just something that will zoom in better than this one does.

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If you have the cash, then the Nikon 18-200mm VR is a pretty good lens. You wouldn't have to buy a telephoto and change lens whenever the shot required. I'm guessing that's what you want. If you wanted to just have a telephoto lens to go along with the kit lens then that would lower the cost.

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I am an old timer and have gone from 35mm with 3 lenses to film point and shoot, to digital point and shoot, to the Nikon D40.
I wanted more telephoto than the 18-55, so I just (like july 3) got the Tamron 18-200 macro zoom (# A14), available on B&H photo for $279, with the motor for Nikon. I love it.
Plenty of zoom to telephoto, compatible with D40, very VERY good price, heavy, but only slightly larger in diameter than 18-55. I looked at Sigma and QUantaray (same lens, supposedly) and the Nikon. For $279 this was unbeatable.
I took some pictures with both lenses and couldn't tell any difference at all at 200% mag.
joe ullman

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