Beginning into photography

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PhotoTeach2 Senior Member • Posts: 9,413
Re: Beginning into photography

John Michael Winterbourne wrote:

Joe, I realise that you are trying (with no success) to get into a "mine is better than yours" chat with Albert, but you have a recent very polite but also very firm "thanks for your input so far, but no thanks, I'm going with the D300 for now" from the OP.

So I suggest that, however many "respectfullys" you might add, you drop your evangelical approach because OP isn't going to be persuaded at this stage, and the rest of us have heard it all before.

To the OP - I haven't read all of the lens suggestions, but I gather that the 16-80 is getting some good mentions. If it hasn't already been mentioned the earlier 16-85 Nikkor is another option to think about. Not quite as good as the 16-80, but a lot cheaper. You would save enough to be able to add at least one more lens - I would say the Nikon 35/1.8 as a "fast" lens, and a cheap but decent 70-300 to test the telephoto waters.

P.S. I read what you said to Albert about being willing to learn, so I would recommend that you try to get hold of a copy of Thom Hogan's eBook "The complete guide to the Nikon D300". It's not free, but it's good value. It differs from the Nikon User Guide (which is a free downloadable pdf) in that it tells you why you might want to use a particular setting, and then telling you how - rather than just how to do it, which can be rather daunting to a new DSLR user.

I full agree with everything you said  ... (including your recommendations).

It was pretty clear from his first OP that he was committed to a "FREE" camera, (which admittedly is hard to resist).

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