choosing a right camera

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  1. vitold

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    hi guys.

    here's my question.
    i used to study photography about 10 years ago. i was working with 6x6 cm and 4x5 inch formats. since then i didn't touch a professional camera.

    now i am planning to get back to professional photography. i need something to start with. so i am looking for a basic, decent quality professional camera that would allow me to make wide variety of projects... product, people, interiors, etc.

    unfortunately my budget at the moment is very limited and i am thinking about nikon d300

    i never had a digital camera and i am wondering if d300 is suitable in my case or it is not good enough. what are the alternatives?

    and if d300 is ok, what lens shoud i buy with it?

    I was thinking about
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-70MM F3.5-4.5

    or
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85MM F3.5-5.6 ED VR II

    which is more expensive

    what i need is a good optical quality. features like zoom range, fast and quiet operation are not that important to me.

    thank you very much for your responces!
     
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    It's always difficult to provide good advice without knowing more about what you intend to shoot. The D300 is a good piece of equipment and both of the zooms are decent for the money. What are your plans?

    Marc
     
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    My plan is to rebuid my portfolio in the areas of product, interior and people and then to start doing commercial projects.
     
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    I think you would be good to start with a d300 and a 18-70. Thats a pretty good kit. If you throw in a 50mm 1.8 or 1.4 in there. (about 100 bucks for the 1.8) Youd be set for a good long time.
     

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