What lens combo

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  1. mrbeachbum2

    mrbeachbum2 TPF Noob!

    May 16, 2010
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    I have decided I'm going with a d90. I have came up with a few options and would like some input regarding what one is the most logical. I enjoy shooting scenic shots, night, and will maybe do some portrait.

    Nevertheless, here are my options:

    OPTION 1: Nikon D90 with 5.8x 18-105 mm lens. No TAX or Shipping
    Walmart.com: Nikon D90 Black 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-105mm Lens, DX-format CMOS sensor, 24fps D-Movie Mode, 3" LCD, Live View: Digital Cameras

    Lens supposedly isn't too great: Nikon 18-105mm VR

    Total $1,030.54

    OPTION 2: Might be better to buy a body only:
    from BH: Nikon | D90 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body) | 25446 | B&H Photo

    a) For night photos Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D
    Nikon | Normal AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Autofocus Lens | 2137 | B&H
    Review: Getting Great High ISO Performance
    b) Multi use lens Nikon 18-55mm II
    Nikon | 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor | 2170
    Review: Nikon 18-55mm II
    c) any other lenses I should consider?
    Total: 780 + 100 + 120 = $1000

    OPTION 3: D90 body + a middle class lens. Any specific one I should consider (~$300ish or so budget if I went that way).

    Thank you for your time.

  2. haynchinook334

    haynchinook334 TPF Noob!

    Feb 25, 2010
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    Try Adorama to, they have refurbished D90's as well. As for lenses, a 50mm f/1.8 is good for night and all the other things you mentioned. I like the 50mm...cheap to.

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