Our New Toy (D90)
Just bit the bullet and purchased our first DSLR, Nikon D90. Were coming from a Canon P&S SD880IS which we will still use for those quick pictures/trips.
With our new son, now 3 months old and some low-light shooting we do for a local Halloween Event we decided to step up to a DSLR. Here is what UPS will be delivering Thursday.
Nikon D90 Body
Nikon 18-55mm VR
Nikon 50mm f/1.8D
Delkin 8GB SDHC
Tiffen 52mm UV Filters x2
An SB-600 and 55-200mm will be next on the list along with a nice bag to hold it all. Any other recommendations, tips, etc? I'll be looking forward to being a little active around here more, hopefully I won't annoy anyone with questions if I can't find them already posted.
Congratulations to the new born and to the toy.
That's some awesome package, and welcome to the forum.
Congrats on the baby boy!
"Understanding Exposure" by Brian Peterson
Originally Posted by mz_
You may want the 35 1.8 for indoors shots with the baby ...I've heard the 50 can be a bit long ......also the 70-300 might be a better choice for outdoors ...excellent lens from what I hear!
50mm is OK for babies, and your 70-300 comment applies only to the VR version - the lowlier G and ED versions are mediocre at best... that said, the 70-300mm VR is significantly costlier than the 55-200mm.
Originally Posted by ramblingman
Congrats & congrats, have a great time.
Have fun with the camera and looking forward to some cute kiddy shots soon... :)
Here are some I took. I'm new to all this, so let me know what you think. Both taken indoors.
A SB-600, 35mm f/1.8, and 55-200mm VR are on my wish list. The 70-300mm maybe down the road, but I can get a nice refurbished 55-200mm for about $180 and I think that will work for now.
Picked up a Lowepro Slingshot 200 last night to hold it all.
You cannot go wrong with a 55-200mm VR. My copy is sharp at pretty much every focal length and aperture below f11, where diffraction starts to set in. It's a steal for $200 or whatever they go for these days. I have an 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D (just arrived, purchased used) but the 55-200 VR will stay around as the "travel zoom" when the 80-200 f2.8 is too much to lug around.