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★Mommarazzi★ 1 child; Arkansas 9706 posts
8th Mar '13

What do you ladies think would be the best zoom lens?



I have a d7000 and I can't afford more than like $200 but I plan to buy used. I have the 50mm but I want a good zoom for school events and such. My son is about to start preK and they do a lot of events at his school plus I like to get pics of my cousins at their sporting events and such but I want it to take good portraits. I'm just really unsure about how to choose a good zoom lens lol

Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting l☮j:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Carter&Violet♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... refurbished from adorama and the 50mm 1.8 lens for under 1000. It'll be a little over with shipping. The D7000 is only $749"</blockquote>




I found it at SAMs club for 850. I was gonna go there tomorrow- is 749 for refurbished?

★Mommarazzi★ 1 child; Arkansas 9706 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Carter&Violet♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting l☮j:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Carter&Violet♥:</b>" ... [snip!] ... is only $749"</blockquote> I found it at SAMs club for 850. I was gonna go there tomorrow- is 749 for refurbished?"


Yes. The $749 is refurbished price

Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ★Mommarazzi★:</b>" Def. a 50mm. Either the 1.4 or 1.8. The 1.8 is a lot cheaper. I love my 50mm 1.8. I don't think I'd ... [snip!] ... get a good one now. The d7000 is a really good camera so don't feel like your selling yourself short not getting a full frame."</blockquote>




I know both are great cameras- I just don't feel sick spending 1200. I went to BB with every intention to buy the 6d and just didn't feel right about it. If next year I'm doing good ill sell this one and upgrade or I might love this one and be able to get what I need with it.

Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ★Mommarazzi★:</b>" Yes. The $749 is refurbished price"</blockquote>




I held the d60 & d7000 today and had no idea which way to go. I'm hoping tomorrow ill be directed in the right direction. I'm so excited to get started- I've never had a dslr.

★Mommarazzi★ 1 child; Arkansas 9706 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Carter&Violet♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ★Mommarazzi★:</b>" Yes. The $749 is refurbished ... [snip!] ... way to go. I'm hoping tomorrow ill be directed in the right direction. I'm so excited to get started- I've never had a dslr."


I would go with the d7000 over the 60d. I had a hard time choosing between canon and nikon lol they're both great brands but the main thing for me was the ISO b/c I tend to work in a lot of low light situations. The 7000 handles higher ISO better. And the nikon has 39 focus points vs 9 on the canon (I believe it's only 9)



But if you're doing a lot of video w/ your camera I've always read canon does better video.



I don't use canon so somebody else on here who uses canon may be able to tell you more why they chose canon over nikon. :)

kuh 1 child; p***s, in, Chad 21342 posts
8th Mar '13
Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ★Mommarazzi★:</b>" I would go with the d7000 over the 60d. I had a hard time choosing between canon and nikon lol they're ... [snip!] ... I don't use canon so somebody else on here who uses canon may be able to tell you more why they chose canon over nikon. :)"</blockquote>




I'm just starting out so video won't be a huge factor- I'm just trying to feel out the photography world. Snap sort says d7000

★Mommarazzi★ 1 child; Arkansas 9706 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Carter&Violet♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ★Mommarazzi★:</b>" I would go with the d7000 over ... [snip!] ... I'm just starting out so video won't be a huge factor- I'm just trying to feel out the photography world. Snap sort says d7000"


I don't do video either lol. Focal points and ISO are a big deal to me.
If yoou can look at both of them check out their menus and buttons and see which feels more natural to use and which is easier for you to navigate. That should help you decide too :)

Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ★Mommarazzi★:</b>" I don't do video either lol. Focal points and ISO are a big deal to me. If yoou can look at both of ... [snip!] ... and buttons and see which feels more natural to use and which is easier for you to navigate. That should help you decide too :)"</blockquote>




Tons of people in this thread have been such a great help, I really appreciate all of you taking time to help me out! Plus getting to look at the pretty pictures is a bonus.

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
8th Mar '13

So I made an online album of some of my work. Any tips or CC would be GREATLY appreciated. I can't wait for it to get warm out so I can get outside with my camera haha.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
8th Mar '13

Just wanted to share these I took of DD earlier.
I love her eyes. :)
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.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Larry!:" So I made an online album of some of my work. Any tips or CC would be GREATLY appreciated. I can't wait for it to get warm out so I can get outside with my camera haha. http://imgur.com/a/zjXYa"

Loveeee these:
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The only thing I could see was the focus on the first one looked a little fuzzy but other than that good job :)

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting l☮j:" Just wanted to share these I took of DD earlier. I love her eyes. :) "


wow she's gorgeous!

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting l☮j:" Loveeee these: The only thing I could see was the focus on the first one looked a little fuzzy but other than that good job :)"


Thank you :). My biggest issues atm are focusing and not chopping off limbs. My camera blows indoors so I can't wait for it to get warmer so I can learn and practice more on those things.