A&P Jumping to DSLR

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  1. whiteghetto

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    Go Canon.
     
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    Wow...that didn't take long :mamoru:
     
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    I actually slapped my manager for asking me for my thoughts on a nikon over canon.
     
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    I wouldn't buy those two lenses.
     
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    wow... on a crop sensor you're going to be kicking yourself for having nothing under 50mm...
     
  8. tenxia

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    Get the D80 body and the 50mm and sb600.

    Forget the 70-300, buy a mid range zoom lens. Like the 18-55 or 18-70 nikon.
     
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    whats your budget?
     
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    budget is about 1300
    I am using the 50mm to take pics at my kung fu school
    fairly low light action
    planned on using the 70-300 for "shooting'
    - city, zoo, trips, mountains, beach.. etc..
     
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    Stay with Nikon. :coold:
     
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    I am fairly set on the d80 as the body.
    what lenses do you guys recomend.
    one for indoor action (pretty up close)
    one for over all shooting.

    I like a failry long zoom range (I have an s3 and love it's range)
     
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    no love?
    I am pretty clueless when it comes to focal length.
    would there be a huge gap between the 50 and 70-300?

    how "zoomed in" is the 50?
     
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    would the "Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX" be a good choice for indoor sports?

    I am worried it would have a good enough aperture.
     
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    definitely not for indoor sports.

    try a 70-200 f/2.8 (expensive) or maybe a prime. Need a fast lens because I'm sure they will not allow flash. I doubt it would fit your budget.

    Sports photography is expensive.
     
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    i can use a flash.
    it is a fairly well lit, comparable to a standard office building

    what about this "kit"
    nikon d80
    nikon speedlight 600
    nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 af-s vr
    sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4.0
     
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    don't get those lenses. even at f/2.8, i have to crank up the ISO inside a well lit office, if I don't want to use flash
     
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    why not?
    what can/should I get instead?


    thanks to all of you for your help :)

    edit
    sorry, you added after I read.
    I have a usable iso of 1600 with the d80, should that be good enough?
    if it helps, the sport is kung fu/kajukenbo
     
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    iso 1600 is going to look pretty crappy on the d80, which is what i have also. you can get some fast nikon primes or some cheap fast sigma zooms. i rather get the nikons, since sigma's QC sucks. you can also consider tamron brand lenses.
     
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    okay, my next question then. how is about the 50mm nikkor prime.
    I have never used a prime, or dealt with SLR focal lengths.

    how "zoomed in" would it be at 50mm? 75mm equiv with the d80
     
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    how close can you get to the action? I think a 50 mm prime is good and in your budget and fast.

    what does everyone else think?

    anyway, you can always start with that, and if you find you need a dif range, you can always buy a new lens.
     
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    i can get really close to the action, anywhere from about 5 feet to 30 feet, depending where I am in the room
     
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    the nikkor 50mm 1.4 is a very good choice if you're up close
     
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    thanks for all the help, so here is my kit so far :)

    nikon d80
    nikon speedlight 600
    nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 af-s vr
    Nikon 50mm f/1.8
    Nikon MC-DC-1 remote
     

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