Hello. My name is Don and I’m a new member. In the New Member Forum I describe myself as a little past novice. I think that might be pushing it. I’ve had only one digital camera (Sony DSC-F707). I’ve used it over the past 10 years pretty much as a point and shoot camera. Now that I am retired, I wanted a more sophisticated camera thus recently purchased a d7000.
My wife and I will be taking a European river cruise in May. I bought the d7000 kit with the Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED lens. Now I’m thinking I should have purchased just the body and bought a more versatile lens. I do not want to carry a multitude of lens with me on the trip or even otherwise. Maybe that will change when I get more involved with photography and if/when I become more proficient.
It was suggested to me to bring the following questions to this forum:
If you could have just one lens, what would it be? Based on some research, I thought the 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX might be a good choice. If not the 18-300, which one would you suggest? Ned, a Nikonian team member, thought ‘the 18-200mm VRII lens which would probably take care of 80%+ of your photos, and actually could suffice for even more of them, as my main lens.’ I would very much appreciate your opinions.
If I decided to sell my 18-105, how much should I ask? It is virtually new as I’ve only taken a couple hundred practice pictures.