Best DSLR + lens combo for low light, indoor kid shots

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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MarkInSF Senior Member • Posts: 2,222
Re: my budget

jbart1 wrote:

The suggestion for the 50mm 1.8g was based on the dominant kit lens for the D5100 being the 18-55 VR. For just a little more money than a bundled kit I think the 50mm 1.8G is a significantly better lens you do not lose any reach. If however you could find one of the kits that came bundled with the 18-105 VR like the following

http://www.42photo.com/pd-productid-107517-k-nikon_d5100_162_megapixel_digital_camera_w_nikon_18_105mm_vr_lens-gclid-CMa9rqeA7rQCFehDMgoduzsAlw.htm

I would agree that it will be much more flexible in the long run, especially for outdoor shots, while sacrificing some low -light capabilities

Yes., that makes sense.   The standard 18-55 kit zoom offers little over the two primes.   Something with more range would be my choice, like the 18-105mm you mention.  Is there an 18-85mm?  That would also be enough range to be useful.   I don't know Nikon dslr lenses so can't make specific recommendations, but I really like what I've been reading about their recent bodies.

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