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  1. #1
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    Cool The ultimate beginner kit?

    Are you tired of hearing: “You have a nice DSLR, but that lens on the front of your camera is complete junk.” Yeah, I hate the idea of you hearing that, too. LOL

    Well, here is a suggested Christmas lens layout that will offer you really nice options, decent images and a terrific jump on other layouts. It is perfect for that “in your face” argument you will probably have with other manufacturer’s kits, during the holiday season.

    Question: "Oh, why did you go with SONY?"

    Proper answer: "Why didn't you? Since when did your camera quit shacking at 1/30 second?"

    Anyway... the suggested kick-butt "beginner" layout would, more than likely, be these three lenses, with the third one being truly optional, but an excellent choice, regardless.

    All-in-one lens: TAMRON AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF)
    Routine daylight images and works well with the HVL-F42AM flash unit

    MACRO lens : TAMRON SP AF 60mm f/2 Di-II LD (IF) 1:1 MACRO
    Low-light, indoor images and true MACRO capability.

    UWA lens: TAMRON SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF)
    Wide angle, group shots and architectural imaging. Best focal range of the class.

    Remember that TAMRON lenses come with a 6-year Manufacturer warranty.

    Flash: SONY HVL-F42AM
    Basic electronic flash capability for most needs.

    Click on the links, put this kit together and try it out. It should be a very good arrangement, under most circumstances. From here, you build.

    A DSLR is a much more intensive solution to photography, than a P&S camera is, so do not expect immediate "perfect" results, as there is an inherent understanding of light concepts and camera operation that will be required to get yourself in the ballpark. These better lenses will help to make the entire evolution ... well, easier.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 11-28-2009 at 12:40 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    this is starting to verge on spam surely.
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    how long have you worked for tamron don?

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    Wink Getting the word out ... and it isn't Nikon

    I promote what I find that works. The sooner people accept that, the better their work will become. There is a level of success we should all expect from our equipment. Why not spread the good news?

    'Rooz', you really do have a tragic obstinate streak in you, don't ya? Just how "dead" is the Nikon DSLR forum?

    Personally, let's cut to the chase ... as I grow tired of constantly revisiting the "simple suggestions" for improvement. Let's just do it, smile and get on with the photography! SONY and TAMRON work exceptionally well together. You might want to visit their respective business plans and business interests to see why.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 11-28-2009 at 01:21 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  5. #5
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    enough is enough though. how many times can you say the exact same thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

    its not information anymore, its just spam.
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    What did Rooz call you, Don? The Pied Piper of Tamron?

    Just about right.
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    Zuiko 70-300 F4.0-5.6
    Konica Hexanon 52mm F1.8
    Cullmann 2503
    Benro KS-0

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