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    Team pictures????

    Remember Me... I am Betsy, the overwhelmed newbie. Anyway- I have two questions.
    1. I just received my new Nikon D70 with the high speed flash and a few filters. The problem- I ordered this from a business in New York and they sent me the wrong lense. I was supposed to get the Nikkor lense that comes with the kit and instead I got a sigma 18-50mm F3.5-5.6. They will gladly send me the correct lense but suggested that I try the sigma first. They say it is a much better lense. This is not the lense that I will be using for action photography but an everyday lense. I just don't have enough experience to compare this lense to...... What do you think- keep it or swap back?
    2. I knew this would happen. I have not spent my first day on the job with my camera and have already been asked to take youth league baseball pictures(team and indidvidual)(Approximately 450 kids). Can I do this with my d70? What type lense would I need? What type of setup on shoot day do I need. The people who did it last year had nothing but a table and a camera. No fancy equipment. I already own photoshop CS so I could use that for editing/enhancing/layout purposes. What are your suggestions?

    Thank-you so much--Betsy

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    Quote Originally Posted by actionshots
    Remember Me... I am Betsy, the overwhelmed newbie. Anyway- I have two questions.
    1. I just received my new Nikon D70 with the high speed flash and a few filters. The problem- I ordered this from a business in New York and they sent me the wrong lense. I was supposed to get the Nikkor lense that comes with the kit and instead I got a sigma 18-50mm F3.5-5.6. They will gladly send me the correct lense but suggested that I try the sigma first. They say it is a much better lense. This is not the lense that I will be using for action photography but an everyday lense. I just don't have enough experience to compare this lense to...... What do you think- keep it or swap back?
    2. I knew this would happen. I have not spent my first day on the job with my camera and have already been asked to take youth league baseball pictures(team and indidvidual)(Approximately 450 kids). Can I do this with my d70? What type lense would I need? What type of setup on shoot day do I need. The people who did it last year had nothing but a table and a camera. No fancy equipment. I already own photoshop CS so I could use that for editing/enhancing/layout purposes. What are your suggestions?

    Thank-you so much--Betsy
    Yup they have tried to hood-wink you. They know that you would not know this cheap lens from golf balls. The Sigma 18-50 is a $100 lens, and not even close to the Nikon kit lens. Demand the original Nikkor 18-70 DX which sells for more than 3 times the price of the Sigma.

    Don't get me wrong, Sigma makes some very good lenses (I use the 18-125 DC) but the 18-50 is not one of them.

    The D70 will do a great job of group and portraiture, but for 450 kids, I hope they are paying you for your time, because that's a heck of a lot of work. You might want to invest in a Nikkor 50mm f1.8 (about $110-$130) for the portraits and do a little practicing with the family first. You will also need a tripod, and maybe the IR remote control.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


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