Newbie Nikon Lens Suggestions

Started Jun 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
87350iroc
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Re: Newbie Nikon Lens Suggestions
In reply to MyWebGuy, Jun 4, 2013

MyWebGuy wrote:

Shooting boats on plane (moving fast) and would like to get 16x20 prints out of it. I'm definitely going to go with the D3100 or D5200 just for the increase in megapixels  (14 to 24).

I hate to harp on this, but we have all learned this over time.  Most the hard way.  We are just trying to help.

I have printed my old 6mp D40 at 20x30 and 24x36 many times.  Your 14mp will be just fine for 16x20's.

The 55-200 is just horrible at anything more than 6mp.  I don't blame you for wanting an upgrade.  What focal length do you want, is 200mm enough?

I am certain that your money would be better spent on a good lens, like a used 70-200 VRI.  Nobody thinks they are worth it until they try one.  Then they want to go back are re-take all their old pictures.  I would recommend the even cheaper 80-200 but your d3100/3200/5100 won't auto focus with it.  Another reason to hold off on the body upgrade and save for a better body, like the d7000.

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