Upgrade from D300 for a poor college student?

Started Apr 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
photoreddi Veteran Member • Posts: 7,973
Re: Poor college student.

Steve Bingham wrote:

Probably an oxymoran. Keep the D300. Travel light with a USED Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Nikkor Lens . Done. Good for very fine resolution at 16" x 24". Low light? use your tripod.

The "borderline homeless", poor college student's list of needs is actually more a list of wants, and certainly much more than is necessary to "document the process" of him rediscovering himself. For many years a pair of D90s was good enough for NG's Bob Krist, chosen for its lighter weight. He's since upgraded his gear, but it's still DX.

Gear of choice

Bob Krist’s usual outfit for walking around shooting in cities is a D7000 body or two, along with a 16-85mm VR lens and a 70-300mm VR lens. “With those two lenses, I can cover just about anything,” he says. For indoor or available light photography, he’ll oftentimes add a 10-24mm and a 35mm f/1.8 lens.

"Pacing yourself and not taking all the photo equipment you own is important," Krist concludes. You don’t want to be too tired to pick up the camera and shoot during the best lighting of the day in the late afternoon.


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