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Lens suggestions

:iconk8e-jn-lee:
k8e-jn-lee Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I am pretty new to the camera lens stuff,
and I am wondering in general, between a wide angle lens, a fisheye lens and a macro lens, which one would be more useful if I usually take nature related photos? also, it would help me a lot if you checked out my photos.... thanks!
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:iconrcooper102:
What do you have now? Why is it insufficient? The answer to this question will likely narrow down exactly what you need and if you can't answer it you don't really need any new gear until you can.
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k8e-jn-lee Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the advice, I will think into it~
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Somebody-Somewhere Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd have to agree with Yenneferx.

A fish-eye really isn't useful if you want to take close-up / "normal" photos.

Wide angle is perfect for landscapes.

A macro is great for insects / flowers / other detail. But you'll need to be rather close to your subject for them to work properly.

Going by the photos you have on your profile, you're best off at the moment with a kit lense (i.e. the one that came with your camera, normally a 18mm-55mm), or possibly going for a wide angle (I wouldn't go any smaller than a 18mm or you'll start getting the fish-eye effect where the sizing gets distorted).

Before you buy a lense, though, try to get to a camera shop to talk to the people who work there and try out a few of the lenses. This will let you have a look at what you can take with the lense.
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k8e-jn-lee Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the advice!! I will look into it more~
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Yenneferx Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Always you have to think what you want to photograph.
When you want to do flowers, insects the macro lens would be perfect.
If you prefer landscapes it would be better to buy the wide lens.
If you want to do photos of birds, wild animals you need some longfocus lens.
Fisheye lens usually isn't usefull.
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k8e-jn-lee Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the suggestion ~ I will think further into it !
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