Beginning into photography

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NikonNature Veteran Member • Posts: 3,623
Re: Beginning into photography

I agree that a zoom is the way to go. Primes can be great, but are usually better once you've established the kind of work you want to do. Zooms just gives you so much more flexibility and the IQ is excellent these days. To avoid being a 'lazy zoomer', you can always do exercises where you force yourself to use one focal length (e.g.: 35mm) and move your feet to frame the shot.

I have a 24-85mm on my full frame Nikon and it covers everything except ultra-wide and telephoto for wildlife. The 16-80 would be full frame equivalent of 24-120mm which would be awesome. If the price is a hurdle, you might check out the 18-140mm.

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