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  1. D40

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    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0608/06080901nikonafs70-300vrlens.asp

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/449087-USA/Nikon_2162_18_135mm_f_3_5_5_6_ED_IF_AF_S.html

    You know when you are shooting on the street and want to get a shot and just cant get close enough or don't want to make it odvious that you are taking his or her picture. Or when you are at a portrait shoot and need to get in closer but don't want to stick your camera in the persons face:) What have you (those who have used a few zooming lenses) found to be the most used or practical? I don't whant to spend $350 on the 18-135mm and find I still wish I had more zoom abillity? Thanks for your 2 cents:) I have the D40 (Duhhh) So need the AF-S.
     
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    what about using extension tubes? i've done some work recently using a 50mm prime and a kenko 2x teleconverter..
    beth
     
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    What lens do you currently have?. If you have the kit lens I really don't think the 18-135 is going to be enough jump to make it worth it. Personally I would go with the 70-300.
     
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    teleconverters, actually

    extension tubes are used to get macro capabilities with a "normal" lens
     
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    Ya, I have the kit lens 18-55mm. I was trying the 70-300mm lens out and really loved the zooming but did find it a bit slow. For indoor shots you would reall need a flash. What is the general portait taken at as far as zooming goes or is there not a spacific lenth?
     
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    For indoor portraits 50mm f1.x are being used to great success. On a Nikon D you won't want to go more than about 70mm indoors- maybe 85-90mm.

    300mm is for the birds! No really, it's for shooting things you can't really get anywhere near- birds, ravenous beasts, angry wives- you catch my drift.

    If you get the -300mm do yourself a favor and get the VR.

    mike
     
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    Yes deffinently the VR:)
     
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    :lmao: It really helps when you're running away! :lmao:

    mike
     
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    Umm no not really, you need a circular polarizer so that you can both move around the horizon and adjust the strength of the polarization.


    Oh btw, that 80-200mm f2.8 Nikon AFD went for $305, I hope somebody on here got it. mike
     

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