A&P Buying a Nikon D90, few questions

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  1. Evergreen08

    Evergreen08 New Member

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    I am just starting to do photography as a serious hobby, so I've decided to go ahead and purchase a Nikon D90 here in a month or so. I know most people have more than one lens. What lenses would you recommend and why? Also, what other accessories should I consider purchasing? My main focus is on shooting portraits/nature photos, if that makes much a difference. I have no experience with any camera besides 35 mm and my point and shoot camera, so if you could be specific I'd appreciate it.
     
  2. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    18-200 VR
    50mm 1.8/1.4
    SB400
    Good tripod
    remote
    neutral filters to protect said lenses
     
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    Skip the 50mm f/1.8 and get the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 :bigthumb:
     
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    the only lens you'll ever need Nikon 70-200 VR
     
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    dx is a crop frame

    fx is full frame
     
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    you know, i have no idea.
     
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    FX is too new, I think so they just label DX if it's cropped and nothing if it's FX
     
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    the 18-200 vr's box says nikkor and the lens itself says nikon...
     
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    35mm?
     
  12. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I was going to come up with a list of things to say...then I just figured it out...it's Ken Rockwell!!!!

    ibpmsaboutD3Xboycott:mamoru:
     
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    WTF?! You seriously got to be joking.
    1. 18-200 is a nice lens, but the IQ isn't worth the range it offers. Get a nikon 18-70, tamron 17-50 2.8, or a used nikon 35-70 2.8.
    2. If you want a lens specifically for portraits, get the nikon 85 1.8
    3. At the bare minimum get a sb600. the sb400 is a piece of crap. it's a glorified on camera flash. the sb600 is stronger, and it will allow you to use the nikon cls built into the d90.
    :o
     
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    me thinks we have a spy among us. :o
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I figured the post HAD to be trolling...the only person who would recommend that list would be Ken Rockwell:o
     
  16. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    :rofl: fuck you guys. The guy said he was a noob.
     
  17. Etherized

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    50mm 1.4/1.8 is great for portraits on an asp-c sensor. It equates to 75mm focal range, which is great for portraits. the 85 mm is great too, but the 50 1.8 nikon is cheap and a great entry prime for a newb.

    I highly recommend the nikon 50mm 1.8. It is actually well built, and for 100 bucks it is a no-brainer.
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Why I recommended it :wiggle:
     
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    In terms of glass Nikon and Nikkor are used interchangeably.

    Historically, the company Nikkor existed before Nikon. Nikkor was a lens company that introduced a camera line called Nikon. That line's name caught on and Nikkor subsequently changed its name to Nikon to produce camera and lenses.
     
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    I haven't used my 50 1.8 since I got my Tamron 17-50 2.8. I say get a tammy. I'd love a 85mm 1.8, however I have a 80-200 2.8 that can fulfill the role that 85mm would fill.
     
  21. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    a prime lens will usually be sharper, especially compared to the min/max focal ranges of a variable lens.

    Having the extra stops are nice too.
     

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