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I don't understand all the thrashing going on about spending so much money on different lenses

tonyboy9

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tonyboy9 Registered since 23rd Aug 2010
Wed 16-Feb-11 08:48 AM

I’m a Nikon newbie with a D3100 and two kit lenses, the 18-55mm and the 55-300mm. Most of what I’ve read so far tells me both these lenses are quite adequate for anything a newbie needs for long time learning.

I got caught up in the hype about how wonderful is the 35mm 1.8, low light shooting and all that, till I looked at my 18-55mm and figured out I already paid for a 35mm.

Same with the long lens, why am I wasting time reading the oohs and aahs about Nikon 100mm and 200mm lenses, I already have one.

If I shoot what I have, at the identical ‘mm’ settings and near same apertures, I mean how much different would the photo turn out? I’m guessing not much.

I’m thinking the art of photography is mostly imagination, and not even ‘auto’ setting can help there.

I’m thinking you set the mode to ‘program’ priority, turn the wheel to maximum aperture fast shutter speed, shoot, turn the wheel to smaller aperture slower shutter speed, shoot, do this for three or four shots, compare all four shots and there you have it, no more newbie. I have yet to practice what I preach. You old time Nikonians tell me what you think of this approach.

Tony


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