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ugpdfw Registered since 06th Jan 2010Tue 12-Jan-10 08:11 PM
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"D3000 just bought"


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Ok everyone, Ive only had point and shoots before, but went with the nikon d3000 and really like it, I know its a entry level dslr but at least I am getting my feet wet.

I currently have the 18-55mm lens and looking to get another lens to add to the collection. I was looking at the Nikon 55mm - 200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR (Vibration Reduction) Autofocus Zoom Lens

but wanted to ask people that have other lens or that lens to see what I should go with next. I mostly shot abstract, innercity buildings, sunsets, lakes, some macro etc.

Thanks in advance

  

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Tue 12-Jan-10 08:52 PM
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Welcome to Nikonians, Jordan

Enjoy your new camera.

The 55-200 is a good lens for starting. If you want more reach, an alternate is the AFS 70-300.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena

  

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ugpdfw Registered since 06th Jan 2010Tue 12-Jan-10 09:03 PM
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70-300 vs 55-200? I am trying to stay within some budge ie under $250 which seems hard but found some good deals on the adorama site. I will be traveling to vancouver in october and have a few events before then that I really wanted to make sure I had a decent tele lens for.

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 12-Jan-10 09:13 PM
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Hi Jordan,

The 55-200mm VR is much better than decent! If 200mm is enough reach for your needs it will serve you well.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 12-Jan-10 09:10 PM
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Hi Jordan,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Congratulations on your new D3000 kit!
The Nikkor 55-70mm VR is a good choice.
If you need something longer or are looking for something better, the Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR is the next step up.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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ugpdfw Registered since 06th Jan 2010Tue 12-Jan-10 09:26 PM
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Honestly I am not sure what I need, I do take pictures that I am just not close enough to, esp when I am in canada and taking landscape pictures or when I am in the city and taking random the 18-55 is just not enough zoom. The 70-300 is a bit more than I can spend. I am reading over the past post to gain as much knowledge as I can but still really new to all photography as well as Cs4.

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 12-Jan-10 09:40 PM
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Hi Jordan,

Go to a camera store in your area and mount a 55-200mm VR lens on your D3000. Then try the 70-300mm VR. You will then be able to visualize the longer lenses Field of View (FOV).
Most landscape images are captured using a wide angle lens.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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