I have the Nikon D3200 with the kit lens (18mm - 55mm).
I'm going on a road trip soon and I'd like to take pictures of Christmas lights, Christmas trees, architecture, detail shots and photos inside museums.
I've been thinking of adding some equipment before the trip, but I'm not sure what's a must-have and what is just nice-to-have.
Here is what I'm considering:
- Tripod (Dolica TX570DS Ultra Compact Tripod with Professional Ball Head and Built-In Monopod)
- Flash (Altura Photo AP-UNV1 Speedlite Flash Kit)
- An extra battery
- An extra memory card
- Prime lens (Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G)
I'm tempted to get the prime lens, because I've heard so many good things about it, and it would help me to take better low light photos. I've been using my zoom lens set to 35mm to get the hang of it and it's actually the position that I prefer. But it's the most expensive thing on this list and I already have a lens.
I don't currently have a tripod, flash, or remote control. These could come in handy not only on vacation but when I'm taking pictures at home in the evening, when there is no longer any natural light.
What would you recommend?