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  1. rockandrowland

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    I'm getting a Nikon D300... but I don't really know a whole lot about lenses... are these good, versatile lenses for an amateur? They come in a package and are at a great price, but I don't want to waste money on a good deal if it's not going to be good for what I like to do.
    I like more creative photography macro/portraits, but in the typical creative angle kinda way.
    All input is appreciated.

    Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IF Autofocus Lens
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Nikon 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G AF Zoom Nikkor Lens[/FONT]
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    What is your budget for lenses.
     
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    I found this package for $1179 (US):
    (I can't find anything to beat it)

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Nikon D300, 12.3 Megapixel SLR, Digital Camera Body w/1 Year USA Warranty
    Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IF Autofocus Lens
    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G AF Zoom Nikkor Lens
    2GB CompactFlash Card
    Hi Speed Compact Flash Card Reader
    Deluxe Pack of LCD Screen Protectors
    Deluxe Lens Care and Maintenance Kit
    Deluxe Digital Camera Case
    Full Size Tripod
    Cap Keeper
    Mono Pod
    Black Neoprene Strap
    Power Car Inverter
    Lens Hood
    Lens Pouches
    Memory Carrying Case
    Introduction to Your Camera on DVD
    Aluminum Hard Case
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Where are you finding that package? Looking for the lowest price on the internet, usually leads to disappointment.
     
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    I've checked it out... they look pretty legit.
     
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    maybe not... i dont know what to do.
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a friend who ordered off of fotoconnection.com they get mixed reviews...
    anyone know about them?
    She seemed pleased, but it could be a lucky break, or that she doesn't know what she's looking at.
     
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    well if not... my budget is around 1100-1300
    i want and slr and a lens or two...
    I am just starting out, but I do have some talent... I want to get a camera that I won't grow out of too quickly.
     
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    how about this? [ame]http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000N4LNZO/ref=dp_olp_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1220468568&sr=1-8[/ame]
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have purchased 4 cameras from Cameta Camera, they are EXCELLENT.
     

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