Buying a D60 kit this morning.

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  1. Atreus

    Atreus TPF Noob!

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    It comes with the 15-55 vr, and i can get the 55-200 for +150 more. now i'm wondering. do i REALLY need the 55-200 vr lens? this is my first official SLR, just curious if it really is needed, right now.

    Any help is appreciated, i'm picking it up in an hour. lol.
     
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    15-55 is good focal length. What are you going to be shooting?
     
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    get it .. not much savings over retail cost by itself but its a decent lens. i don't have the vr version but i have no complaints about mine at all.
     
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    mostly portraits, city/urban shots like downtown/graffiti/ might get into sports shot way later, dont think so though...
     
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    it's got to be a 18-55 not 15. I would get the 55-200 if I were you. It is a nice lens, and it will allow you to do a whole lot more. Just my .02
     
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    When I bought my K100D a year ago, I got the 18-55 kit and threw in about $100 extra for the 50-200. I find that I almost never use it. Most of my shots are on the 18mm end of my kit lens. $150 is a fairly good deal, but only if you'll use it. Another thing I wish I had known was that the Pentax 50-200 goes for about $85 on eBay, so if I really wanted one, I could've picked one up later. I would recommend checking this out as well.
     
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    Someone here is selling their D60 kit in the Buy and Sell section for $700, did you see that?
     
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    its 18-55. stupid ten key.....lol anyhoo, i just dont wanna buy it, and have a new paperweight/door stop you know? what is the 55-200 VR more suited for? can someone give me some examples? sorry for being so noobish, i thought i "knew a lil something" about cameras, but going from a p&s to SLR is a whole different animal.


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    i see the kit for sale, doesnt include whats in it exactly. however the one im looking at is 700 usd new, includes the 18-55 vr lens.
     
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    I like using that lenth for portraits, as well as going to the zoo, things like that. The 55-200vr is a nice lens.
     
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    what's the minimum focus distance of the 55-200?
     
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    3.6 feet
     
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