New D60, what lens (and other equip.) to get?

Started Dec 11, 2008 | Discussions thread
tmozer Regular Member • Posts: 172
Re: New D60, what lens (and other equip.) to get?

emk35 wrote:

Hi there, I am new to this forum and also new to the world of DSLR.
I had a Nikon SLR years ago that was sadly stolen before I was able
to get too far along in the learning process. I was mostly using it
to get action shots at equestrian events with limited knowledge of
how to take a really good photo. I was just starting to try to learn
more about photography when the camera was stolen. Being 20 at the
time, going out and getting another one was just not an option. I
have not had an SLR since. I would definitely consider myself a
newbie to not only digital, but to photography in general, but I am
looking forward to the learning process!

I have been wanting a digital SLR for a while now and am finally
getting one! My husband is getting me a D60 for Christmas and I
can't wait. I have read many posts all over the place, and was
originally going to go with the D40. But then Ritz dropped the D60
price another $50 making it only $100 more. My husband decided with
that small of an increase to just get me the D60 instead. So its
been bought, I just have to wait a couple more weeks to use it.....

Now, my father has decided to get me an additional lens to go with it
for my Christmas gift. I have been told by Ritz that if I bring my
receipt in, they will discount the 55-200 VR lens that I could have
gotten as a kit as if I did, which I believe is about $100 off the
lens price. I am not sure if they would apply this if we chose a
different lens. Originally I was just going to go with that 55-200
lens, but then my dad mentioned the 70-300 lens. I am looking for
some feedback on the two. Any thoughts as to which is the better to
go with?

Also, any other equipment I should be thinking about? Remote, flash,
special filters, specific memory cards, etc.....


I just purchased the D60 Kit from Ritz for $649. While I am (still) happy with the package/purchase, I was disappointed that the 55-200 Nikor lens included is not the VR model. Only the 18-55 lens was.
Nikon D60

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