Which lens should I buy for D7000?

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Hi, Good day to the people here in TPF. I have a Nikon D7000 and I'm planning to buy a new lens. Please help me choose which lens should I buy. What are their advantages and disadvantages. Are they great for landscape, portrait, etc. Here are the 2 lens.

1. Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF
2. Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF

Replies are greatly appreciated :) Thanks
 

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1) this is good for if you want to zoom in from a distance
2) this is good if you want a shallow depth of field and a normal portrait type photo.
 
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Is 50mm can also produce shallow depth of field? Like making bokeh?
 

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Is 50mm can also produce shallow depth of field? Like making bokeh?

Both can "make bokeh." the 50mm can do it while having a larger field of view than the 70-300. before you decide which lens you get, you should decide what you want to do with it,a nd what you are wanting from your current lens that you're not getting.
 
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Okay. Thanks fjrabon :)
 
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Follow -up question. Is 70-300mm a telephoto lens?
 

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Follow -up question. Is 70-300mm a telephoto lens?

yes, on a crop frame it's actually a pretty extreme telephoto.

it will have the equivalent of 450mm on a crop frame such as the D7000. Just note that the lens you mentioned does not have VR. But under good conditions it will be fine.
 

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