Great camera and lenses combo for around $1000?

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Questions thread
ErikkaSmith Regular Member • Posts: 248
Re: Great camera and lenses combo for around $1000?

droberto wrote:

As for Nikon, I'm thinking about a D5100 with 50mm 1.8, Sigma 70-200, and a travel lens. That should total to around $1500 or $1800 with a travel lens.

Hi! I'm a Nikon shooter and the combo you just suggested would be fine for your needs (portrait and action). I just saw the tags you put in your post, you wanted an AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D? Keep in mind, that this lens ​will not​ autofocus on the D5100 because the body does not have an autofocus motor built-in. You may want to look at the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G ​ if you want autofocus!

As for the D5100, it's the best you can get for today's very low price! If you plan on getting a Nikon, then I suggest sticking with a D5100 for a body (should the price remain low) and get the 50mm f/1.8 lens you want.

 ErikkaSmith's gear list:ErikkaSmith's gear list
Nikon D3 Nikon D3100 Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G +2 more
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