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Nikon J1 with 10-30mm. Pros and tech savy photographers turn their noses up at these little cams but they are no joke. I love the one series because they are so easy to use and hella fast. Raw capabilities, manual exposure, focus during video, and 10 fps full res stills. The new cams can do 20 fps while focusing. While these cams are no replacement for a good DSLR they do have a place in my bags.
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Rule of thirds are a photographers training wheels. Important for a beginner possibly restrictive to advanced skill sets.
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So i started out in publicly posting my stuff on Flickr.

I should make my own website sometime.

All the photos i have been taking there so far currently are all on my Nikkor 50mm 1.8D.

I am REALLY liking the versatility of the 50. no need in worrying in positioning. I just have to move myself to frame the shot.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/124699262@N05/

My 50 is pretty much the only thing i use. Until i invest in a telephoto.. then i will try on timelapse photography that i have been interested in doing for some time.
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I finally got to take the Sigma 50-150mm beast out for some fun at the park with my daughter's kinder. Her school hires a professional crew on a regular basis who make their money by selling the photos to the parents via a web site. The largest kit they had was a D3X with a Nikon 70-200mm and I outdid that with my D800 (with what I call the "kid tracker" 3D focus mode) and battery grip. It was as much fun to carry around as it sounds. It is pretty reasonably sharp though, even if the vignetting is quite severe at 500mm.

 

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 They are neat conversation lenses for sure Amos.  I still will wait for that new Tamron 150-600 when it hits the street. I liked the 150-500 Sigma but the 300MM prime is serving me well now but maybe a Tamron to try when they hit the street. Your 50-500 looks cool.

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Ok, my wife is taking a photography class and wants a different lens for our D7100. What would you recommend? I believe the stock lens is 18-200.

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what do you want to take pictures of? What is the budget? Lot determines what type of photography your shooting. The lens she is using is good since it covers a wide variety of focal range. Actually iut is a very decent lens for someone still learning. Some the primes you may want to look t r ethe 35MM 1.8G and 50MM 1.8G two nice lenses for close up shooting

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what do you want to take pictures of? What is the budget? Lot determines what type of photography your shooting. The lens she is using is good since it covers a wide variety of focal range. Actually iut is a very decent lens for someone still learning. Some the primes you may want to look t r ethe 35MM 1.8G and 50MM 1.8G two nice lenses for close up shooting

Thanks! That's exactly what I asked her!

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I have a D7000 and an 18-200. The additional lenses I would suggest would be the 35mm 1.4 or 1.8 for low light shooting and a 10-20ish ultra-wide for nature and architecture.

 

But my gut tells me that if your wife is like most wives with a camera, she will end up just using the 18-200 because she won't like changing lenses. If that's the case, a flash would be a better investment.


Edited by bigshot - 6/19/14 at 5:37pm
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Nikon 85 3.5 macro or 105 2.8 macro. Perfect for portraits and close focusing on flowers/bugs.

Tokina 12-24 f4 or 11-16 f2.8 if she likes landscapes or architecture.

Tamron 70-300 VC or 150-600 VC for birding or sports.

Nikon 70-200 vr if you got big pockets. Great all around lens. But you already have 200 covered.
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i received a sigma 50mm 1.4 art lesn for my nikon . this lens is amazing  even wide open @1.4 .

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Bump!  I've got a D7100 coming tomorrow with the "kit" 18-140mm.  My ultimate goal is to acquire the 80-400 around tax return season next year, and perhaps a Sigma 8-16 (by far my favorite lens on Canon) sometime between now and then.

 

I came from a Canon setup (5D Mark II, previously 50D and XSi) and felt I was a bit too deep into the hobby.  Nikon has been taking photography (vs videography) more seriously than Canon the last few years so I thought I'd make the switch and see what the dark side is like.  I'm going to keep with more practical lenses this time vs. obsessing about sharpness and niche stuff like I did with the Canon.  I eventually stopped using my camera because it was too tedious switching prime lenses all the time and hauling around 4 heavy lenses in a backpack.  I enjoy the technical aspects of photography perhaps even more than the artistic ones, but at some point I crossed a line and it wasn't "fun" anymore.  Going to try to do it differently this time! :smile:

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Those three lenses should serve you well. You might want to consider the Tokina 11-16 2.8 though. It's a wonderful lens. There are a lot of good ultrawides for DX.

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