Beginning into photography

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Leonard Migliore
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Re: Beginning into photography

I have a D300, which I bought with a 16-85 zoom. This lens is perfectly satisfactory for a wide range of subjects; my only problem with it was I wanted a wider angle for landscapes, so my next lens was a 10-24. The 16-80 is supposed to be a better lens than the 16-85, which was a little soft at 85mm.

I wouldn't recommend the 17-55 because it's not stabilized and doesn't have a very wide zoom range.

You should use your zoom to see what focal lengths you prefer and then, if it's appropriate, get a prime. As it happened, I got a 35mm f/1.8 prime but hardly ever used it since the 16-85 was perfectly good at that focal length.

The D300 is a great, robust and reliable camera. I found it quite complicated to use but after a few months was able to get good results from it.

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