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  1. #1
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    Need good indoor everyday lens for Nikon D40X slr

    Please, Please help fast I have a friend that has a Nikon D40X slr camera she has a 18/55mm and a 55/200mm lens she wants just a good lens that will zoom out good indoors for snap shoots. Could someone please help fast, her husband would like to know. Thank you for all your help.

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    A good indoors lens? I guess with DSLR you have to understand light and exposure and fudge with the control a lot to get shoot shot of indoors. And when it comes to long zoom as well it will not be cheap. I can recommend some lenses such as the 24-70 F/2.8 or the Tamron 17-50 F/2.8 (this doesn't zoom very far). But again, without understanding light you won't be able to use these lenses to their full potential. By the way, what's the budget?
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    He said he would spend 500.00 or 600.00. lol I almost think buy a new camera but it is not me lol if you know what I mean. It is for a friend.

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    They are just taking snap shoots with low light

  5. #5
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    There is nothing wrong with the lenses that the camera owner has. If they want to spend thousands of dollars buying pro grade lenses they will get an improvement but then the camera will be found wanting big time.
    Rather than buying a lens tell the person to buy a flash and create their own indoor light. A Nikon SB-700 costs $330 at B+H and will work perfectly.

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    Thank you for your help I will tell him

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    Good advice K1W1. Or to really throw a curve-ball, what about a simple reflector assuming she shoots enough people to justify it, no use indoors but fun to play with outdoors occasionally. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Reflector.html
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    Keep in mind that even a powerful flash has limitation. Sure it helps but your friend might not get the result they expect at the long end of the zoom.
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    Get a 50mm f1.8g or an 85/1.8g depending on the range needed. 5.6 - 1.8 is over 3 stops of light gathering...that gets you from iso3200 to iso320. Or better yet, iso800 and a stop of shutter speed. Massive difference.
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