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pcsmith Registered since 08th Jun 2011
Mon 13-Jun-11 02:22 PM | edited Mon 13-Jun-11 03:02 PM by pcsmith

I'm new to DSLR, know this has been asked, and also understand lens choice is specific to shooting needs. My subjects will mainly be my children and people in daily activities, special events, vacations, church functions, and the like. I tried the D5100 w/ 18-55 & 55-300 lens, but find myself needing to swith too often as kids are constantly on move.
After trial, I'm thinking best value is d5100 with 18-200mm for daily activity and 50mm f/1.8G AF-S that is on preorder for portraits/indoor/low light shooting. Does this like good idea? The 18-200mm lens is pricey.

Or, with today's image quality, should I not worry so much about zoom since I can crop with software? (it will be a rare occassion that I would ever print above 5x7 or 8x10).

Or, am I better to get the D90 w/ 18-105mm kit lens, which is less expensive option and buy prime lenses from there?

Or, is this all just a pipe dream and I should spend more time (and save money) learning basic photography with a Nikon S9100 or P500 before investing in DSLR?

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Thanks for your help!!!

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