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Old 20-02-2009, 18:20   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys. I am a newbie at this hobby so im asking for your help. Just recently bought a Nikon D60 and im wondering what lenses are good for me? Primarily i bought this camera to shoot my kids while having fun. Add to that is shooting some portrait and landscape aswell.

I've been thinking of these:
1. Nikon 18-200VR vs Tamron 18-270 VC
2. Nikon 70-300VR vs Sigma 70-300 APO
3. Nikon 85mm f1.4D AF vs Sigma 24-70/2.8 EX DG Macro

Your comments and suggestions will be a great help for me to get started.
Gracias..
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Old 20-02-2009, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Trinity lens

Welcome to Pixalo Irvin1130

Landscapes in general require wider lenses, so for this you will need to be able to cover from 18mm to around 55mm

Kids having fun covers many different activities, so a general purpose lens such as the 18-200 / 18-270 is ideal for this.

Portraits need a range in the 70-150 (or more) depending on if you are going to be shooting indoors and if so, how much space you have.

So looking at the lenses you have listed, 1 - either of these will do a grand job. The Nikon is a little faster, the Tamron has a bit more reach. For most situations the Tamron will be fine.

2 - Both are good lenses with the Sigma offering great value. The Nikkor is probably better, only you can decide if it is twice the price better.

3 The Nikkor is a great portrait lens. The Sigma might be a reasonable standard zoom, but its range is covered with the other lenses, and it is not really wide enough at the short end.

A two lens solution could be the 85mm Nikkor for your portraits and the Tamron 18-270 for everything else.
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Old 20-02-2009, 19:24   #3 (permalink)
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Just one more thought - to get autofocus the lenses you choose must have built-in motors as the D60 does not hava an AF motor in the body.

Not sure if the 85mm Nikkor has this feature. Best to check any lens you buy before paying for it.
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Re: Trinity lens

Yeh agree with Graham. The nikon 85 1.4 is perfect for portraits. And the tamron 18-270 gives you a good and long focal view for landscape and running around kids By the way, I used the nikkor 70-300mm for my kids running around the fields. Well with this lens I had the most reasonable good photo's Now they are used to the fact I want them to stand there and cheese, so I can do with my 50mm or with my 85mm.
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Old 21-02-2009, 08:14   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Trinity lens

Thanks Graham,now the 85 1.4 is already resolved but regarding with the 18-200 and 70-300 which one will you go for if you will be making the choice?

Coz i don't wanna sour grape after i bought and think of the other one that i didnt.


Pardon me for these silly questions

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If you are looking fo a two lens kit (initially), I think you have to go for either the 18-200 or the 18-270. The 70 - 300 is simply not wide enough and you will probably find that you will be shooting a lot more at the wider end than you think.

If you get the 70-300, you would need something like the 16-85 or the 18-70 to go with it, but then you have compromised on the portrait lens. The 85mm f1.4 is a great portrait lens - but as I said earlier - do check that it will AF on the D60
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I was eyeing on a 3 sets of lenses,now I'm decided to get the 24-70 f2.8 and the 70-200VR f2.8.

And I'm having second thoughts on which one to choose between 18-200VR(shorter range compare to tamron for a all around walk lens) and 18-270 VC(slow and noisy as per comments of others).I need to make a good choice about these coz I'am always on a moto so light pack is preferable.

I'll be heading to Hongkong by monday for a conference and buy aswell these stuffs so i hope you can help me guys about those nikkor and tamron thing on my mind.
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You might find these of interest

http://www.pixalo.com/community/came...tml#post249336

http://www.pixalo.com/community/came...tml#post249211
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thanks a lot mate.

its a great help and now I'm decided to get the nikon lens.

hopefully after having started i'll be back to post some of the pics I've taken and get some more tutorials or suggestion from you guys.
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