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onlinejames

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Wanting a better lens for my 5600, i only have the standard 18-55 vr and was looking for a better lens for portrait and landscapes.

any suggestions ?



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What is missing with the lens you have? The little kit lens is surprisingly good.

 

If you want to play around with a shorter depth of field for portraits, a 50 mm prime might be a good upgrade.

If you want something wider than 18 mm at the wide end, you might want to look into an ultrawide zoom. Be prepared for lots of bland photos until you learn how to use it, though. UWA photography is difficult and takes lots of practice to get something interesting.

If you just want a faster walk-around zoom one of the third-party 17-50/2.8 lenses might be your best upgrade.

A 60 mm macro lens is ánother interesting way to go as you then get both an ultra-sharp portrait lens and close-up capabilities.



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When I bought my D5600 I didn't want a bunch of lenses I had to lug around and change depending on the shot.  Keeping in mind that I am not a pro and take photos for me not to sell, I choose the Tamron 16-300mm lens.  It's a great little all in one lens that has a terrific range but does have its weaknesses.  Because the 5600 does not have the ability to adjust the focus of the lenses your stuck with the softness of the lens at the ends of the ranges.  While its mostly correctable in processing its never going to look as good as a prime or a shorter zoom.



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what mecro_61 said. also if  go ultra wide angle go third party since nikon 12-24mm not cheap also 50mm is around $200 but will be at 75mm since on crop body. you also have 35mm too for landscape and portraits shots too. but some what close to someone. to me good ultra wide angle and 50mm is  good start. do you have local camera store near you could try out lens said to see if will fit your needs or could rent the lenses out to test too. also did not post budget too. 



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"Because the D5600 does not have ability to adjust the focus of lenses"

 

Fletch , what do you mean in the above quote ?



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Sorry I should have used the correct name of the feature, its called AF Fine Tune and its not available on the 5000 series or below.

 

https://www.nikonimg...ed=1&lang=en_US

 

"Because the D5600 does not have ability to adjust the focus of lenses"

 

Fletch , what do you mean in the above quote ?



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Fletch, I went to the site and created an account, but it did not open a page, said something went wrong.

So you are saying AF Fine Tune does not work on lens on the D5600 or the just the lens you were looking at? ... I read up some about this .. the D5600 does not have the built in auto focus motor so the lens must have the motor .. is that correct?



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AF fine tune is not implemented in the D3xxx or D5xxx bodies. You need a D7xxx or better for it to be available.

The same goes for using screw-drive lenses as the in-body motor was omitted in the D40 and later beginner (D3xxx) and slightly more advanced (D5xxx) camera models.



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As Merco said the AutoFocus Fine Tuning is a feature only available on the 7000 series and up.  If you have a lens that is back or front focusing you can use this feature to adjust the camera to that lens so that it focuses better.  Merco made a post on how to make a target to check your lenses for back or front focusing.  A home-made focusing target - Do-it-yourself (DIY) - NikonForums.com

As much as I love the 5600 for its light weight all day carry, I'm kinda wishing I had gone with a 7200.

 

 

So you are saying AF Fine Tune does not work on lens on the D5600 or the just the lens you were looking at?