D7000 Cheap

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Timbermax
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D7000 Cheap
11 months ago

I used over a year P7700 and now I got pretty good deal from D7000 body.

Need suggestions for low budget objects.

I need basic travel lens, that covers random need´s.  (about 18-105 or xxxx) ?

And a prime and zoom.  1st in line I think would be some basic zoom and then prime and afterwards tele.

But im lost in this humongous jungle of lenses...

And I know, cheap & good does not exist... sadly

But is there some middle way?

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Nikon Coolpix P7700 Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
Nikon Coolpix P7700 Nikon D7000
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phlyfisher
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In reply to Timbermax, 11 months ago

The Nikon kit lenses are pretty good, 18-55 vr, 55-200vr, especially for the price, as used they are dirt cheap and they're plenty sharp if you stop down a bit. Next step up is a fast zoom, 17-50 (non vc Tamron) is excellent, if you can find one, and gives a low light option. For a basic set up I'd look for the Tamron and a fast macro lens, a 2.8 90-100mm that'll double as a short tele. Alternatively the Nikon 18-105 would give you a single lens option for travel. Good luck, lots of choices out there.

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In reply to phlyfisher, 11 months ago

phlyfisher wrote:

The Nikon kit lenses are pretty good, 18-55 vr, 55-200vr, especially for the price, as used they are dirt cheap and they're plenty sharp if you stop down a bit. Next step up is a fast zoom, 17-50 (non vc Tamron) is excellent, if you can find one, and gives a low light option. For a basic set up I'd look for the Tamron and a fast macro lens, a 2.8 90-100mm that'll double as a short tele. Alternatively the Nikon 18-105 would give you a single lens option for travel. Good luck, lots of choices out there.

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Thanks for reply!

I´ll look those alternatives and keep digging.

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Nikon Coolpix P7700 Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
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In reply to Timbermax, 11 months ago

Timbermax wrote:

I used over a year P7700 and now I got pretty good deal from D7000 body.

Need suggestions for low budget objects.

I need basic travel lens, that covers random need´s. (about 18-105 or xxxx) ?

And a prime and zoom. 1st in line I think would be some basic zoom and then prime and afterwards tele.

But im lost in this humongous jungle of lenses...

And I know, cheap & good does not exist... sadly

But is there some middle way?

I have this lens for my travel lens.  Small with some reach. If i am planning on flying or light traveling this is the lens that i take.

http://www.dpreview.com/products/sigma/lenses/sigma_18-250_3p5-6p3_os_m

Make sure to get the OS on this lens. I have been more then happy with it.

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In reply to agspecialties, 11 months ago

I think starting with the kit lens and a 50mm 1.8G is good.  Then perhaps adding the Sigma 18-35 1.0 or the Tokina 11-16 would eb good.  Evetually adding  a tele-zoom.

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Timbermax
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In reply to Prime85, 11 months ago

Thanks for suggestions!

Things went bit perverted... (sry im from Fin, don't know how I should say that)

I got Nikkor 16-85mm at all most next to nothing.

So that lens will be my main travel lens for now.

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Nikon Coolpix P7700 Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
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In reply to Timbermax, 11 months ago

The 16-85 is a very good lens, stop it down a bit for max. resolution. It had been my favorite for a long time and a great one lens solution. However mine locked up on me once, the zoom became inoperable. Nikon fixed it for free and it has worked fine since then. But if you can get a good cheap prime or two, you'll have a back up. A fast 50mm or 35mm is really great for night shots. I got a 28mm, 2.8d for $75 at an estate sale. Just an ok lens but very usable and relatively unbreakable. Enjoy your D7000, an excellent camera. Good luck.

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In reply to phlyfisher, 10 months ago

FYI :  Nikon is offering some nice rebates. I picked up the 85G 1.8 last yr. ($100 off).  Same rebate is available this yr. as well.  Have fun.

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Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro
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