Hello i'm very new to photography and recently decided to get a DSLR to begin with. I know for sure i want the D3100 to start from scratch with but i dont know what sort of lens to get. Do i go with the standard 18-55nm VR Lens or what compatible lens would you recommend for a rookie photographer looking to take lots of street photos (of people lights apartments downtown) and sometimes in the rainy or cloudy evenings?
Welcome to Nikonians! I would recommend getting the D3100 with the kit 18-55mm VR. First when you buy the kit, you get a substantial discount on the lens. The kit 18-55mm VR is optically excellent and works very well for general photography. Once you get some experience and develop your shooting style you will have a better idea what lens will work best for your particular requirements.
>Hi Rashid, > >Welcome to Nikonians! >I would recommend getting the D3100 with the kit 18-55mm VR. >First when you buy the kit, you get a substantial discount on >the lens. >The kit 18-55mm VR is optically excellent and works very well >for general photography. >Once you get some experience and develop your shooting style >you will have a better idea what lens will work best for your >particular requirements.
I have the D3100 with the 18-55 mm kit lens, and I agree with this advice. It is a good lens and very versatile. Start with it, and use it for a while. You will begin to see what you want to do, that you can't do with that lens--macro, longer telephoto, whatever. Then it is time to get the next lens that fits your needs.
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Here are a couple of Sample photos I've taken with the 18-55 on a D3200
My Mother 89 yrs young
Planter of some Mum (Fall Roses)
Bearded Irises This taken some time ago with a D3000 using same type 18-55 lens.
You can actually do some neat tricks with it. For example In Picture on my Mother I set the aperture so That I focused at Particular spot so that it made the rest the scene out of focus which is what I intended.
D3200 18-55mm Nikor lens 55-200mm Nikor Lens 35 MM F 1/8 lens Nikon Lens 10-24mm Nikon Lens
> i think i'll either go with the >18-55 or 18-105 lens depending on how different the sharpness >& clarity are.
Both the 18-55mm VR and the 18-105mm VR have for all practical purposes the same sharpness and contrast. The biggest difference between the two lenses is the 18-105mm has a longer zoom range. You can't go wrong with either one.