A&P Recommend me a good Nikon package to buy

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  1. jeepilot

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    http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-10-2MP-Digital-3-3-5-6G-Accessory/dp/B000LRCJTC/ref=sr_1_20/102-2287666-5781723?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1175734880&sr=1-20

    This is a Nikon D80 with Nikor lenses, for $1130.

    http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Megapixel-Digital-75-300mm-Accessory/dp/B000KVUWS4/ref=sr_1_6/102-2287666-5781723?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1175697007&sr=8-6

    This is a Nikon D80 with Tamaron lenses, for $1160.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000IG5H68/ref=ord_cart_shr/102-2287666-5781723?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A36DL6WLK2RE7O&v=glance
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000HTLSC8/ref=ord_cart_shr/102-2287666-5781723?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A1P9QRDRYY6FXL&v=glance
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00065ANYC/ref=ord_cart_shr/102-2287666-5781723?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A2WTVCOLVN15GP&v=glance

    Or this kit I put together myself, for $1225.

    Ideally, I'm looking to keep it under $1300, shipped. If you have any better suggestions, please let me know.

    I'll mainly be shooting outside, subject matter mostly airplanes. I don't have a need for a flash right now, but could be a future purchase. I'll eventually get a really nice set of lenses, but this is all I can afford right now. Let me know if I'm leaving anything out.
     
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    Why excluded Canon?
     
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    www.prestigecamera.com is usually pretty cheap. Only thing with them is you have to call in the order and they pressure you to buy more stuff. Just dont give in.

    d80 w/ sigma 18-50 and 55-200 for 958

    Unfortunately i can't paste the link
     
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    Nothing against Canon, but their lenses seem to be more expensive. I thought a lot about the Rebel XTi, but the reviews I read said the D80 was better.

    It also seems that the Nikon lenses are cheaper, any truth to that?
     
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    really?

    thats awesome.

    I was gonna order my stuff from em, but then I found that website and it scared me away.
     
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    Just have to not buy any of the crap they try to sell you
     
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    Canon 30D and 24-70 2.8L for 2000shipped ftw
     
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    I can get the same thing from amazon.com for about $1155, and thought about it for a long time, but i'd really like the ability to zoom out to 450mm equivalent for taking pics of aircraft and stuff. I really want to go with the last "package" i put together, i'm just asking if it's decent enough for now, or should i get something else entirely....




    And the Canon 30D with L glass would be nice, but i haven't got the bank for that


    there's wayyyy too many choices
     
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    Just don't go cheap, i made that mistake with a D50 and some lenses to later buy what i REALLY wanted to start with. Wait, save, buy what you want.
     
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    Not sure I can answer that for you.

    I am very wary of any of those 'accessory' packages to begin with, and I couldn't find the lenses listed on your link anywhere else but amazon.

    The Sigma 28-70 is not listed as being an EX. but every website that I found dealing with Sigma has an EX version that has different markings on the lens body.

    The 70-300 does not have a red ring, and is not listed or pictured as being APO, but every other website ONLY lists an APO version, and they all have red rings on them.

    I also don't believe 28mm is wide enough on a digital camera. with the 1.5 crop, your almost at 50mm to start. Thats not very wide.

    But if your main focus is the ability to zoom...

    I think you could do much better.

    What about the d80+18-135 for 1155 that you found, plus this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-70-300m...6?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1175791048&sr=8-2

    That'll put you at 1289, for the body, a great walk around lens, and a good zoom.
     
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    there is a reason for that ;)
     
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    :h5:
     
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    people pay extra because they think more expensive = better?

    :hsugh:
     
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    don't mind me I'm just sackriding :o
     
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    take a look at cametacamera for package deals. They usually do many different bundles and they do have quite a few for the d80. I and my mom both bought our cameras from them and they gave us excellent customer service and the price was great too. they do deal mostly with ebay but they aren't a scam...
     
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    d80 + 18-70
     
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    D80 body only for $889:

    http://www.tristatecamera.com/lookat.php?refid=8&sku=NIKD80*

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    70-300VR for $479
    http://www2.buydig.com/shop/product...pc&utm_campaign=NK70300AFSVR&sku=NK70300AFSVR

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    $1368 + shipping

    *edit* It's a little more than what you wanted to keep it under, but this is a very powerful combination. You don't get anything wide, but I think you were more concerned about the telephoto end anyway?

    And whenever you feel like it you could buy an 18-70 to complement it for about $200 more.
     
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    I think i'm going to go with the D 80 with the Kit 18-135 and get a sigma 70-300 with macro capability for 119, and with a 2 gig card would be somewhere around 1300, which is right at my limit and gives me everything i want, and really not much i don't need. the nikon kit lens will probably do a better job than the the other setup...


    Reviews say the sigma is better than the Nikor 70-300G you suggested, and i get macro capability which could come in handy, and it's cheaper. Ideally i'd like to get the 70-300 VR Nikor lens when i think i'll actually be able to use it well enough.

    now lets just hope my mind stays set on this for a little while, unless you all can tell me something better.


    and i guess i could've told a bit more of by background with cameras before posting the first post... I've played with my parent's Canon AE-1 program from like the '80s so i know generally how F stops work, and light metering. More recently i have a small Sony point and shoot, where i've definately reached the limitations on, and why i don't really go out and take pictures, because i don't have a decent camera. I can post a few of my creative shots with the sony to give you and idea of where i'm at, i guess artistically.
     
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    is this even worth having:dunno:

    That's why i'm here to ask. I mean i see how it would be a convenient feature to have, but if the kit lens will do it, then i'll just stick with the nikor lens. I don't think i'd really do much macro work, but the ability to do it is what draws me to this lens over the Nikor. That, and it's like 15 bucks cheaper.

    Really i don't know about what's good and what's not, or what's needed and what's not, just "kinda" how stuff works, and that I like to take pics. that is why i summon you, oh mighty OT photographers, which is better?
     
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    I like it.

    If you've found reviews saying the sigma is better than the nikon 70-300, go for it.

    I know i would use the macro feature, and i'm sure you will too.

    I recommended the nikon 70-300 because it is always recommended as a servicable zoom lens, and the price is right. I don't have it, and have never used it.

    I think you're making the right choice with the body and kit lens. I think that once you start using it, the 18-135 will be used for 90% of your shots, and you'll be really glad you got that over the sigma.
     
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    Too bad you don't have a little more cash and don't want an xti, I have to sell off all my stuff. :wtc:
     

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