Just bought a D300s body...need a lens

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  1. AnotherNewGuy

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    I want to get the most out of my new full frame camera.

    Anyone have lens suggestions?

    I know it is all in the glass and I plan on spending the big bucks eventually. I want to start with something slightly cheaper for now tho. I kinda broke the bank on the body.
     
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    I really don't want to be the one to tell you this but...

    The D300s isn't full frame, you wanted the D700 or D3 series if you have a desire for full frame.
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, D300s is not a ff body. As for the lens, you may want to let us know your budget and the type of photography you are planning to use the lens for.
     
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    ....man, i have no idea about nikon cameras or lenses, so i can't help you but i would be dying right now if i had a new camera without a lens to try it out.
     
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    I think he is kidding. He knows the D300s is a DX camera. For a DX camera if you want a stay on lens try either the 17-55mm f2.8 or the 16-85mm VR.
     
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    For a good walk around lens, look at the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 HSM Macro. It's an excellent buy and is sharp or sharper than the Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8. Plus it's got a macro mode (1:3) that the Nikkor doesn't even have. And it's about one third the price. ;)
     
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    Same here!

    I absolutely L-O-V-E my Sigma 18-50mm 2.8 HSM.

    I only have a D80, and it isn't a FF camera either. But I wouldn't ever pay that much for a camera body unless it was making enough money to pay for itself.
     
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    I don't.

    I think the OP was dead serious.
     
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    Same. Not that it matters really. Both systems will take kick ass shots.

    Walk around lens, I will SLIGHTLY alter the recommendations and suggest you try and find a Sigma 24-60MM F/2.8. I don't think you'll be able to find one, but if you do it'll be cheaper than the 18-50MM, and its use is legendary (for the cost). I got mine for 215 bucks about a year ago, but they don't make them anymore, and the price is inflated a bit now.
     
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    :lmao:
     
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    35mm f/1.8
     

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