All round Lenses
Morning all! Old photographer, new to WDC...!
I have recently purchased a Nikon D3100 having upgraded my old Canon G10 (which in turn was an upgrade from my very old 35mm EOS5). The camera comes with a 'kit' 18-55VR lens, and I am looking to expand on range of lenses a little.
I tend to take landscape, building, and 'people' shots, together with the occasional live band (small venues). That said I am also getting into macro photography too. To top it all off a friend of mine (with no money) has asked me to take a few shots for his forthcoming wedding in the summer so something that can take a decent portrait shot would be nice.
I am considering purchasing either a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 Macro which should cover most bases; or the cheaper Sigma 70-300mm f4 macro together with either a Nikon 50mm f1.4 or a Sigma 105mm f2.8 maybe.
I know I want to have my cake and eat it, but I've only got about £600 to spend on a lens/lenses
without specialising in any one area.
Comments, suggestions, or any experience with any of the above lenses would be most welcome.
Thanks in advance,
Hi from what you have said landscapes tend to need a wide angle lens buildings depnds on how you photograph them and people if you mean portraits then a 50 or 85 prime is better. There is no one lens that will do all. mabe look at a sigma 17- 70 it will cover the landscaps and maybe the portraits.
As for the wedding are you going to be the only shooter or do they have a professional too.
Your kit lens is a really good one - something that Nikon usually get right. It gives crisp images and does a decent job at macro too.
Your requirement is quite wide and so I reckon you need 2 lenses. If your budget allows then why not consider the Nikkor 10-24mm which is a fantastic wide angle lens and then the 55-200mm VR. With this set of lenses you will have everything covered. I admit that you might be slightly over budget but it really will be worth it.
I'm afraid they only have me....!
Originally Posted by wave
Hi dont know your experience or back ground so i could be saying things you already know sorry about that. Follow this link to an earlier thread it gives advice on weddings.
Thanks for the advice. I have done one or two weddings, but just for friends so any help is welcome...
Originally Posted by wave
On a different note I've been shopping:D and bought a Nikon 55-200 VR lens, and a (used) Nikon 12-24mm which is rather imressive I have to say. I'm still considering a 50mm prime lens, but I really have to save up for that one after my recent shopping spree, and I have plenty to be playing with in the mean time.
The 12.24mm is a good lens. The 50mm is only worth getting if you need a larger maximum aperture for low light work, or need increased sharpness; otherwise, both of the lens you have will do a great job.