which lens - for motor shows

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  1. pfield

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    HI, as yet I haven't purchased my camera. It will probably be a Nikon D90 or D5000. I have just over £1000 to spend initally so depending on which model I coose I can buy 1 or 2 additional lenses.
    The first 'job' I will be using it on is the NEC Motorcycle show.
    I wandered if anyone can give me advice on which lens to use at such an event. I want to take photos of cars, the event i.e. people and the models drapped over the bikes.
    I was thinking a wide angeled lens for the cars but not sure if I should swap or get a zoom lens to cover the other two. Also, will I need a fast lens and what about a flash?
    Thanks
     
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    If you buy the d90 keep the kit lens. ;)
     
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    You don't have enough money to get 2 good fast lenses that you will need + a body
     
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    Don't do D5000, do a D90. I would recommend a 17-50 f/2.8 or a 50mm 1.8
     
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    For motor shows, you'll probably need something wide, and if you're indoors you'll need something fast. I'd say a D90 with Tamron 17-50 f2.8. Should be both wide and fast enough for what you need and it's sharp at all apertures...even wide open.
     
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    Over here that comes to £850 so not much left for a good lens
     

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