I'm looking to buy a d7000 in the coming few months, I would like to buy a kit for the extra lens, my question is what additional lenses would be recommended by the average user, my main focus is going to be candid type vacation photos, and lots of action shooting at sand dunes and off roading parks. I'll be doing a good bit of night/low light shooting while moving along (on rides at theme parks). I was thinking of a 50mm f1.8 prime, and a some sort of good telephoto lens along with the kit lens. Again, I really appreciate the assistance.
#1. "RE: Need ideas for purchase" | In response to Reply # 0dm1dave Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sat 09-Jul-11 01:07 AM | edited Sat 09-Jul-11 01:07 AM by dm1dave
Welcome to Nikonians Brent!
It sounds like you are just starting out in photography?
If so then the kit lens and a 50mm 1.8 is a great way to start. The 18-105 kit lenses has a nice range. It will allow you to learn the camera and figure out the focal lengths that will work best for what you want to shoot. The 50/1.8 will introduce you to low light shooting and help you learn the techniques and limitations of shooting in low light.
Once you have learned the camera and begin to develop a shooting style the you can look into the higher end lenses that will best fit you needs.
Let us know when you get your gear. We will be here to provide any help that you may need.
#2. "RE: Need ideas for purchase" | In response to Reply # 1MountAiryD7000 Registered since 19th Jun 2011Sat 09-Jul-11 09:29 PM
Just bought my 7000 a few months ago and am enjoying learning its features. In addition to the kit lens I have the 50mm 1.8 prime and the 70-300mm VR f4.5-5.6 zoom and so far these seem to cover most of my needs. I hope to one day get the 70-200mm f2.8 VR II for better low light zoom, but have to save up for that one!
#3. "RE: Need ideas for purchase" | In response to Reply # 2mjhach Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010Mon 09-Jan-12 11:08 AM
I got my 18-200VR 4 years ago when I bought my D80 and now use it with my D7000 for 2 months now. Many reviews cite its attributes and convenience where you don't have to do lens swapping for 95% of your photography. Check out Ken Rockwell's site for reviews. Someday I might get a 300-400mm but his has been a GREAT lens for many subjects and unless you're in a dark restaurant and need more light gathering glass, this lens is very good for most other light conditions. Would highly recommend this versatile lens. With the D7000 even in low light situations, I expect its high iso performance will help this lens perform in low light situations.
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#4. "RE: Need ideas for purchase" | In response to Reply # 0
I'd shoot with the kit lens awhile before you decide whether you need a prime and, if so, what focal length. The 35 f/1.8, 50 f/1.8, and 85 f/1.8 lenses have very good reputations. You may find you like one focal length more than another.
For telephoto zooms the primary choices are a 55-300DX VR or 70-300 VR. From what I've read, not owning either, the 70-300 lens is slightly larger and heavier, and focuses faster.
stuff: D700, D300, AF-S 17-35 f/2.8, AF-S 24-120 f/4, AF-S 80-200 f/2.8, AF 180 f/2.8
and: Ai-S 20 f/3.5, Ai 28 f/2, Nikkor-O 35 f/2 Ai'd, Ai-S 50 f/1.8, Nikkor-K 105 f/2.5 Ai'd, Ai-S 75-150 f/3.5
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