a few good len(s)
October 24, 2010 3:08 PM Subscribe
[DSLR-filter] I'm buying my first DSLR camera! Woohoo, excitement all around (except in my wallet). I've settled on a Nikon D90, but I'm not sure what lens to get with it. Options/details inside.
posted by firei to technology (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm planning to purchase the Nikon D90 - but I don't know which kit, if either, I should purchase.
My plan is to spend as little as possible, but obviously I want my money well spent. Figure I can't spend more than $1200 right now, but I'd like to spend even less (especially as I'll be figuring in a memory card, too...)
I'm primarily interested in portrait work, so that's the priority.
(I've read the other dslr camera questions, but some were outdated and none was quite this question...so if I missed it, I'm sorry!)
My options seem to be:
-Body w/ 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens (~$1,040 from amazon)
-Body w/ Nikon 55-200mm VR Lens (~$920 from B&H)
-Body (~$800 from Amazon) and purchase a different lens altogether.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated - I've scoured dpreview, cnet, even the infamous ken rockwell, but I'd like some wisdom from the hive!