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.
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.
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.
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.
"Because the D5600 does not have ability to adjust the focus of lenses"
Fletch , what do you mean in the above quote ?
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?
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?
OK sorry to keep asking, but I am still confused about this. I got the lens kit with my D5600, came with 18-55 and 70-300. Which I assumed were low end lens but worked for my budget and something to learn with. If the D5600 does not have a motor to AF then these kit lens do ?? my camera does the focus in Auto when I press the button half way down or that is what I understood it to be doing. so are you saying the lens you purchase did not have a motor or it did but not compatible with the D5600.
The D3xxx and D5xxx need AF-S or AF-P lenses for the autofocus to work. There is nothing to drive the autofocus for the older AF lenses. The kit lenses for the D5600 are AF-P and have a stepper motor built-in.
The same bodies need the autofocus calibration to be spot-on as there is no way for the user to finetune the autofocus.
Irwin's Tamron 16-300 front- or backfocuses and would need a body with finetune to do its best. I am not sure that this particular lens would do any better on a D7xxx upwards body as the ones I have seen need different finetune at different focal lengths.
oaky we got off topic a little. what would be good lens for D5600 that will be going for portrait and landscapes. do not thinks he wants to know or understand what AF fine tune features is. what would be good lens i said 12-24 10-20 or 35mm and last 35mm would be good choice for him. do you guys like my choice for lenses he might want to use or not.