Need help choosing a lens??

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  1. Nikanon

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    So I just bought my first Nikon DSLR camera yesterday the D7000 Kit. The lens that came with the camera is OK and will be a good starter lens. I need help choosing another lens that I will be using in a few weeks.

    I will be attending the fathers day car show down in Pismo, Ca and I am in need of a good lens that will take good portrait pictures of me and my son. I also like to take pictures of my son next to the nice cars so I was wondering what will be the best lens to use for outdoor shots in sunny weather?? I prefer to take full body shots with the whole car in the picture as well if possible.

    I will not just be buying a new lens for this event. I plan on using it as well for everyday portrait shots of my family too. Any advice is on this is very helpful. Thanks


     
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    I would take a look at the nikkor 35mm 1.8g I just recieved this lens yesterday and on my crop camera I like it better than a 50mm which is tighter than the 35mm. The great thing is its around $200.
     
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    The 50mm all the way. I've heard the f/1.8G is actually better than the f/1.4G and half the price... About 250$ in Amazon.
     
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    all around - 35mm 1.8G
    if you shoot more portraits - 50mm 1.8G.

    I have both, i bought them with my D5100, because there one of the best lenses for the money you can get...cheap and very good.
     
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    i like the 70-200 VRII for portraiture too
     
  6. Nikanon

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    Thanks for all the info I appreciate it. I was also wondering if I can get a nice macro lens that would do portraits as well. As a hobby I do custom Hot Wheels and I love to take close up pictures of these little cars. Currently I have $1k to spend on a nice piece of glass so if anybody here has any input preferably hands on with current macro lenses please feel free to make some suggestions. Thanks
     
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    The Nikon 85mm 1.8 is a great lens for portrait work at a price you can live with, very sharp but not so sharp like a true macro lens is.
     

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