Help me chose the right lenses

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Im buying my first dslr soon ill get the nikon d3100 or the nikon d3200.Im looking for the right lenses and i dont know allot about lenses so i need your help.I need lesnes that are good for animal photography and nature.Thank you for your help.
 

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Stick with the kit lens until you know what you want, whether it be a wider/longer focal length or a faster lens.
 
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I think the best "value/price/utility" zoom lens is the 70mm-300mm f/4.5~5.6 VR-II lens, made by Nikon. It goes from a 70mm telephoto to a 300mm telephoto, and if you buy it refurbished, it can be had VERY affordably; last month, Nikon sold some direct in their Memorial Weekend sale on-line for $269.99. NEW, at full-bore, list price at a high-priced walk-in shop it's still $589, but used prices are about $350 or so. I own one, and it's pretty decent. It's what most "regular people", and the testers at DxO Mark are now calling a wildlife lens. DxO Mark is a web site that has tests of the best "wildlife lenses", and this smallish Nikon lens is one of the best choices. It has the inside-the-lens ultrasonic focusing motor that the D3100 and D3200 NEED ((literally, they NEED this!) to autofocus, so, as I see it, that is "the" lens you want. I enjoy mine, and think it is actually up to the task of a 24MP sensor, like the one the D3200 has. In terms of price, I would definitely buy this lens USED--definitely, go for a used one! Many people bought these lenses, and then when they upgraded to the D800, they sold them as they upgraded lenses to the $2400 70-200 V-II model.
 

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Start with these 2 lenses

18-105m kit lens
50mm 1.8G prime

And if you can then add the 70-300mm VR tele zoom.

These will cover most to all your initial needs.

If you will get only the body then you can get these lenses used.

18-105mm around 190$
50mm around 150$
70-300mm around 300$

Good luck
 

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