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new guy in Montreal - I think I need a fast lens

Leskid

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Leskid Registered since 12th Jul 2010
Mon 12-Jul-10 11:47 PM | edited Mon 12-Jul-10 11:52 PM by Leskid

Greetings, my fellow Nikonians
Being the proud new owner of a D5000, I found this place while googling for info.

After a lot of searching through old posts, I still can't find what I'm looking for so here goes:

I think I need a fast lens for my 2 desired applications (I am a motorcycle enthusiast)

1) sitting track-side at various curves and getting brilliant images of bikes as they come past me
2) mounting the D5000 with a vibration dampening setup on the tank of my bike to capture still images and even some video.

For application 1, I think I need a fast lens
For application 2, I was told to get a wide angle lens and set the focus to infinity so everything is in focus.

After some experimenting, methinks the 18-55 lens that came in the box isn't going to cut-it in either of these roles.

Any recommendations?

thanks in advance.

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