/ New lens options?
I am hoping to use it for wildlife shots as well. I enjoy landscapes but think that i might prefer wildlife shots. My last trip into the mountains I had a point and shoot and missed some great shots of mountain goats.
I have the 18-105 on my D5000 and like it a lot, but I recently got the 35mm f1.8 suggested above, and that's a belter too. It's probably not the best bet for your trip though, I would imagine. Not sure about this new 18-300mm lens you mentioned but for such a wide zoom range, aren't you going to sacrifice some IQ? I've been toying with getting the 55-300mm which seems to be good value and gets good reviews.
Just take the 18-200, which is 27-300 in old money.
Taking a fast 35 as well seems fairly pointless, and the 200-300 range (300-450 equivalent) even more so.
Your response reminds me of a question I mean to ask elsewhere:
If a lens is specifically for a cropped sensor camera, does it mean the focal length noted is 'as it says on the tin'? ie if it's a DX lens saying 55-300mm, is that what you 'really' get? I'd assumed it did, but I'm quite probably wrong.
They give you the real focal length of the lens. They have to, otherwise it would change name if you stuck it on a different format camera - which you can do with just about every lens.
Sorry, being a bit thick here. If I stick the (DX, 55-300mm) lens on a DX camera then, what focal length equivalent am I achieving on that camera?
To get the 35mm equivalent you multiply by 1.5 for any given focal length.
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