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.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Nikki-Kaiden's Mom:" Ok I understand what you're saying so which exact lens should I get and do I need more than one?"

Whichever camera you get, I'd suggest a 50mm 1.8 to start off.
Photographers call it the "nifty fifty" for a reason. It's fast, great in low light, and allows you to get awesome 'bokeh' (background blurring), because of the wide aperture and DOF.



If you're a beginner, the 50 will serve you well for a long time.



Check out Adorama.com and BHPhoto.com. Not sure if they're having any sales right now, but they'll definitely have all you need.

Nikki-Kaiden's Mom 1 child; Canton, Michigan 737 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting L☮J:" Whichever camera you get, I'd suggest a 50mm 1.8 to start off. Photographers call it the "nifty fifty" ... [snip!] ... out Adorama.com and BHPhoto.com. Not sure if they're having any sales right now, but they'll definitely have all you need."


Ok and which body should I get then?!?

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Nikki-Kaiden's Mom:" Ok and which body should I get then?!?"

With a 50 it doesn't really matter.
*I* am partial to Nikon. They feel better in my hands than Canon do. They are more user friendly(They have a whole guide mode that will tell you what every button on your camera will do)



What's your budget?

Nikki-Kaiden's Mom 1 child; Canton, Michigan 737 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting L☮J:" With a 50 it doesn't really matter. *I* am partial to Nikon. They feel better in my hands than Canon ... [snip!] ... user friendly(They have a whole guide mode that will tell you what every button on your camera will do) What's your budget?"

Up to 800

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
23rd Nov '12

I'd go with these
http://www.adorama.com/INKD5100A.html
http://www.adorama.com/NK5018GU.html



That leaves you enough to get a tripod, some props and a nice bag.

user banned Ohio 4193 posts
23rd Nov '12

I'm partial to Nikon... I have the 3100 and I love it! But... I have never owned a Canon so I can't really compare the two :oops:

user banned Ohio 4193 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting L☮J:" I'd go with these http://www.adorama.com/INKD5100A.html http://www.adorama.com/NK5018GU.html That leaves you enough to get a tripod, some props and a nice bag."


Edited... nevermind

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting ZenMama:" That lens is like $100 cheaper on Amazon right now :o"

Not the G which she needs if she gets the 5100

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting ZenMama:" Edited... nevermind"

:D

user banned Ohio 4193 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting L☮J:" :D"


Right... I was looking at another one... it wasn't the G AF-S :lol: My bad :oops:

Nikki-Kaiden's Mom 1 child; Canton, Michigan 737 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting L☮J:" Not the G which she needs if she gets the 5100"

Ok which lens do i need i found 2 for nikons which is better ??



Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Fixed Focal Length Lens



Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Wide Angle Lens

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Nikki-Kaiden's Mom:" Ok which lens do i need i found 2 for nikons which is better ?? Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Fixed Focal Length Lens Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Wide Angle Lens"

The G, not the D.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
23rd Nov '12

Well it's not a matter of which is better, the D won't work with any Nikon considered "entry level". D90 and up can work with the D but don't get a D90 it's old. :P

Nikki-Kaiden's Mom 1 child; Canton, Michigan 737 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting L☮J:" Well it's not a matter of which is better, the D won't work with any Nikon considered "entry level". D90 and up can work with the D but don't get a D90 it's old. :P"

Thanks so much for all of this help!!! I couldn't have done it without you!! Ok so the 5100 is better than the 3100 right??

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Nikki-Kaiden's Mom:" Thanks so much for all of this help!!! I couldn't have done it without you!! Ok so the 5100 is better than the 3100 right??"

Definitely. It's got a better sensor too, so you're pictures will look much nicer.



:D No problem!