Nikon d5000 accessories

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sparkie1984, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. sparkie1984 macrumors 68020

    Dec 20, 2009
    a small village near London
    Hi guys and gals :)

    I picked myself up a nikon d5000 today and love it.

    Im wondering if anyone has any must have accessories to get the best out of it?????

    I'm starting out with photography and currently have the standard lens and a 70-300 tamron lens.

    Oh and a tripod (got it today)

    I was thinking of a macro lens next! Any recommended ones? I dont have hundreds to spend so a fairly budget one would do me for a good while I think!

    Thanks for any ideas
  2. npropes macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    I have a D5000 currently.

    DX Lenses
    AF-S 10-24mm
    AF-S 35mm f/1.8
    AF-S 55-200mm

    SB-400 Flash

    I've played with a macro lens before and they are a lot of fun. If you only have the kit lens...I'd recommend picking up the $200 35mm f/1.8 to start with as you can shoot in very low light with it.

    If you shoot a lot at the wide end (18mm) of the kit lens, the 10-24mm lens is great but expensive at $800. You can't use the built in flash with it because of the size of the lens so you'll have the pick up at least the SB-400. I prefer it because of its size and weight to the SB-600.
  3. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2007
    I've never seen a bad macro lens, and you might not even be worried about autofocus. I have the 50mm f/2.8 sigma and it's nice enough optically, but its working distance is quite small.
  4. mdatwood macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2010
    Denver, CO
  5. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    a you wanting a TRUE macro, or just a regular lens?

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