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Just need specific info on lens to buy

I had a fire and lost my camera and the next size up lens, flash and bag the works (along with my house ans everything else) My son replaced my camera with a Nikon N55 as I am too old fashioned to go digital just yet (I suspect I will come Christmas) BUT I like this camera and want a lens to do better close ups. It only has the 28-80mm lense that came with it. Nice thing is with this camera you can point and shoot and get great shots. I don't know much beyond that so lost on what to shop for. I don't even know much camera lingo so that is hindering me getting what I really want and need badly. I used to get amazing shots close up with a larger mm lens but I know so very little I do not know what to shop for. I need someone to say "this lens..." and give all the specifics so I can look it up on line or find or order in a store. Like name number so all I gotta do is read a box and match it up and say That's it! Local shops have been little help. Kids who know less than I do at the conter and poor customer service when I leave my name asking for a call from someone that does know. Looks like no one wants my money. I don't know what I had went to 200 or 300mm not sure but it was in the price range of 100 to 150 dollars I think if that helps. I really want something that works on MY camera but I need someone to hold my hand and say this is the one, the specifics. Can you help this camera stupid girl out? (I love it when the camera does all the work! makes me look good!) I hoped to have by Thanksgiving as I want to take and begin rebuilding family pictures.


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nice camera, the 28mm to 80mm lens that came with the camera is a fine light weight lens. if you go to a 200mm or 300mm lens weight might be a problem as the lens mount on the N55 is plastic. not a problem with 28 - 80mm. i would look fore a light 200mm lens. not necessarily nikon

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