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All-around lens for the D50?

Steve Chism

Biloxi, US
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Steve Chism Registered since 17th Nov 2005
Sat 26-Nov-05 04:37 AM

Here is what I want to do: I take lots of pictures of knives, guns, small items...not macro but close up, with the items ranging from 1 inch all the way up to 12 inches. These are taken in a makeshift lightbox with 3 5500K flourescent lamps.

I also would like to start exploring nature photography, but so far my results have been soft even with higher shutter speeds. (I think a tripod would help...should be here on Monday.)

So what would be my best bet to get clear pics for both? The 18-55 is doing OK with the closeup work, but I know there is better glass out there for that. Would the D70's kit lense work well for both applications? Or would I be better off getting a couple of sub-$200usd primes? I don't want to spend more than about 4-5 hundred USD, and actually it will be a while before I even make another photo purchase. I just was thinking....wondering.

Thanks and Regards,

Nikon: The Calming Camera

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