Nikon D60 - Which lens for Landscape shots?

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  1. krishnan

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    I am still learning when it comes down to using correct lens for correct purpose.

    I have a 18-55VR and 55-200VR. Which lens is better for the following scenarions?

    1. Landscape
    2. Close-ups of flowers / insects
    3. Portraits of kids / people (NOT action shots of kids, just portraits).

    Appreciate any info.
     
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    Hi
    As far as I know to shoot landscapes you will ned at least 18mm lens (10-20mm ideal) so your 18-55mm vr will do the job. I have D40 with 18-55mm dx and landscapes and close ups are OK with this lens.
    For portraits use 55-200mm at about 150mm - this will give nice blured background.
    I hope it helped.
    Have fun with your camera
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    Landscape -- 18-55 VR (not set to 18, keep it at 28 or higher to reduce distortion).

    2. Close-ups -- 18-55 VR (the 55-200 is a great lens for the price, but it doesn't focus NEARLY as close up as the 18-55 does)

    3. Depends. Prolly the 18-55 set at 55, or the 55-70 set at 55, whichever gives you the better image quality. Both should be excellent, they are both good sharp lenses. Neither one is really a "portrait" lens but they are both good lenses.
     

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