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Lens-Artists PC: Wide world

Going wide? Two weeks ago I wouldn’t even know what you mean.

Before (since 2015): The Nikon Coolpix L830 point-and-shoot has a 34x Nikkor optical zoom lens, which is a 35mm equivalent of 22.5-765mm.

Now (for the last two weeks): Nikon D5000 has a AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm VR Lens.

So you see, Patti, it seems that I have just acquired your favourite lens. I’d say magically but Crystal is real. The story of my camera is here and I still find it hard to grasp.

Be as it may, I have had my new old camera for exactly two weeks. I simply started using it daily without any tests or lessons.

For this challenge I have selected only images with 18 mm focal length (I had to google this expression and barely knew where to look for this number), the widest I can go.

They were taken in Italy and Slovenia from September 1 to 11 as visited with my guests. I was surprised to see the variety of subjects that I thought this length was good for, but it’s all good for learning. You can follow Crystal’s description of our adventures on her blog, starting with this post.

And now – off I go in search of a lens that would include some zoom as well. I thought I found an interesting one in Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR for the price of 318 Eur but it appears that this one is NOT compatible with D5000. It also appears that no other AF-P lens is good for me but that I need an AF-S lens.

Either that or a Tamron (or Sigma and the like) so I ask you if you would consider getting one in my case, for example a new Tamron 18-200mm F/3,5-6,3 for 210 Eur.

Especially because I know me – I would NOT happily change lenses on my photo hikes and would much prefer to have all in one.

For now, this is what I can do.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Patti at P. A. Moed: Going Wide

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

29 thoughts on “Lens-Artists PC: Wide world

  1. What a fun trip, Manja. I love that photo of Bestia peering over the edge of the table, looking at the food! And of course your images of Italy made me long for it again! I can’t wait to go back. You’re really shown us the power of the wide angle shot! A wonderful collection that made me smile. Have fun exploring and shooting with your new lens!

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  2. I’ve just read both your posts, this one and how you got your camera. Wonderful! I have a 18-105mm lens and it is very versatile, I’m a bit like you, not wanting to change lens when I’m walking about. Check the reviews on the Tamron you mention it might not have a decent performance exactly on what you’re looking for which is the zoom.

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    1. Thank you, I. J. Well, this is only my third non-film camera, after two digital. I remember getting my previous point-and-shoot. After testing it I was not 100% pleased. It was a Nikon, and my first one was a Canon, and some things in the photos were just… different.

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  3. What an amazing adventure. I still can’t get over the blues of the water in all your photos. I loved the photo of Crystal pointing/ Arcidosso And the following photo at Orteletto Lagoon. But my favorite photos were of Piran.

    Wow, the different places to view your beautiful world, Manja, and great use of going wide too.

    You so make me want to visit. Beautiful collection. donna

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  4. I’m loving the photographs. You are so vibrant Manja! I had always believed that I was following you but I just discovered I wasn’t. Now I am. I’m looking forward to going through your posts and seeing your many adventures. Your comments always bring a smile to my face 🙂

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    1. Oh, Martina, welcome! So nice to hear this! 🙂 I keep filling up blogs and opening new ones, that’s why you had to click ‘follow’ again. This is already my 6th. It’s wonderful to hear about the smile. That’s why we are here for each other. Thank you!

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