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For all practical purposes, any of the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS/IS II/IS STM lenses are totally redundant if you already have an EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS in good working condition. What you should not do is buy another lens because it is very marginally better on paper than your current lens. That's how you waste money on GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). ...


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The EF-S 18-55mm has had many iterations over the years...so when you say you're considering the 18-55mm, you need to be specific to the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, or EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM? I'm assuming that you're shopping new lenses, so you'd run into either the IS ...


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What is my upgrade path from a D3400 for better low light performance, that will also increase my keeper rate? Lights, modifiers, and stands, not different cameras and more lenses. If you want to get serious about portraiture and headshots, you're going to have to learn how to use lights. For your currently stated budget you can outfit yourself fairly well....


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The setup is feasible with the exception that I would recommend getting one Xpro-N Trigger instead of 2 Xpro-C (C is Canon, N is Nikon). While it would not matter for purely manual flash, as only the middle contact is used for this, you then could use TTL strobes later on with the correct transmitter variant for the camera. You do not write the size of the ...


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Your wish is the wish of every other photographer in the world. The simple fact is that physics dictate what is possible, and the compromises you have to make are hard. Cameras do not do well in low light conditions. If you're indoors and needing high motion, you're going to need a strobe. Bounce it off the ceiling all the time to help mitigate the ...


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The 17-85 has image stabilization which all in all allows you to take better photos. That combined with a larger zoom range makes it more universal.


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If it's all in good working condition it was a steal at that price. Just enjoy it. The lens isn't for macro, though you could persuade it to do close-ups of fairly near objects. It's a 'telephoto zoom' so generally it's used to bring far-off objects 'closer' [or to better fill your frame without having to get closer yourself.] At some point you'll want ...


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Is it worthy to buy Coolpix P900 in 2020 for $495? For what? If for nature and wildlife photography, the answer is most likely no, especially for wildlife. For stationary nature such as flowers not in windy conditions, you can use P900 with tripod (or even handheld if in good light) just fine. The reasoning being, P900 has a tiny sensor. Tiny-sensored ...


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Why not take both and find out? The whole point of interchangeable lens cameras is having multiple lenses, and starting with both will give you a lot of learning experience early on about how lenses differ. Also, you might want to add some prime lenses and a 70-210 as soon as you have some money to spare ... Many readers here will have more than 5 lenses, ...


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Not much to say after Hueco's answer. You do not get a new lens just because. Find out what you need and what your current lens lacks and based on that you get a new lens. But in general terms, you do not buy a lens that has similar characteristics to the one you have. You could go for a prime 85mm lens for portraits, or a zoom telephoto, or an ultra-wide ...


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