What lenses and camera to buy

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
nkistrup Senior Member • Posts: 2,065
Re: What lenses and camera to buy

Shopping for DSLRs now, which is how I got hung on lenses.  (ID'ing every little thing I need to get started w. a DSLR.)  Camera will probably be the Nikon D7100.

Looking at 3 of the 70-200's, and the new Tamron is on that list.  In it's favor:

  1. f2.8
  2. Price
  3. Image stabilization
  4. Weather sealing


  1. AF speed (speculation, because I don't know)
  2. Build quality; doubt that's built like the Nikon f2.8
  3. f2.8 (maybe the f4 is better lens for me?)

It's new & I need more info.  Not even sure that a 70-200 will be my 1st lens.

 nkistrup's gear list:nkistrup's gear list
Canon PowerShot G12 Olympus XZ-1 Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED +6 more
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