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Upgrading Lenses - Request for Recommendations

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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"RE: Upgrading Lenses - Request for Recommendations"

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Tue 19-Feb-13 01:09 AM

>Hello, all. I am looking to do some lens upgrading for my
>D7000 and would like some recommendations. I have no immediate
>plans of upgrading my camera to FX. I currently have the
>following Nikon lenses: 18-105, 35/1.8G, and 50/1.8G. I have
>grandchildren who are involved in indoors and outdoors sports;
>I like to take portraits, and love to take landscapes. I am
>looking to abandon the 18-105 kit lens. Thanks for sharing
>your experiences.

Your 18-105mm probably does a good job with the landscapes. The 16-85mm would get you a little wider with marginally better IQ. The 17-55mm f/2.8 lenses (multiple manufacturers) are great for indoors. They also work for landscapes but f/2.8 is not normally needed for that. (You do have a tripod, right?)

The 70-300mm VR is good for outdoor daytime sports. Indoors and nighttime outdoors will need an f/2.8 zoom or f/1.x primes to get the needed shutter speeds (high ISO is a given).

Your 18-105mm might do OK for portraits. Your 50mm should be OK, too. The 85mm f/1.8 can be a good option. If you want to stand back further, the f/2.8 and f/4 versions of the 70-200mm will work well.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

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