Hello fellow nikonians. I am a nood photography, and Im planning to buy a D40X and i dont know what kind of lense's I need. Mostly Ill be shooting indoors, cars and watch' (close-up). so I hope you guys could help me out. Thank you.
I'll second Andre's recommendation. Really learn the 18-55mm kit lens, what you like about it and what you don't like about it. Once you've taken a few hundred images with it, you'll have a much better idea of it's shortcomings for what you want to photograph.
I can tell you that the kit lens with the 40X is a very good lens. Now if you want closeup then you can buy a Koken filter system. The "A" size will fit the kit lens, then a 52mm ring for the Koken then pick up a +3 diopter (closeup) this will give you with the 18-55 a closeup range of around 1 to 2 inches. I use this system a lot, and it is not expensive to buy in the "A" size. I have the fog, and a couple of others that I use a lot. I find the fog will give me a better shot sometimes in a wooded area that has some nice appeal however just needs a bit of zing, the fog will do it....... Just remember, and to me this is a biggey set your lens to aperture priority then stop it down as far as you can get it. When you get that close you need a tripod because you may end up with a slow shutter speed to get the image you want. Good Luck....
>set your lens to aperture priority then stop it down as far as you can >get it.
This is not a good recommendation for a consumer lens. The 18-55mm lens is a decent lens, but it isn't pro glass. It will get much better images from about f/5.6 to f/11, maybe f/16. IQ will decrease above f/16. I have some pro glass and I don't even use it stopped all the way down, wide open yes, but not the other way.
Hi Ryan, don't forget a solid tripod. You will need a good one for your kind of photography. Don't go for the bargain you will need a Giottos, Gitzo or Manfrotto with a good Ballhead and cameraplate. The kit lense will do for the beginning. I'm sure not long because we always want more and better