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Old Feb 8, 2011, 7:06 PM   #1
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Default Need info on a starter lens

I have the Nikon D3100 and all I have are the 18-55mm and the 55-200mm lenses, I was looking some advice on an inexpensive starter lens that gives me strong bokeh and crisp images for portraits. I want to be able to use it outdoors and indoors. Still new at this so not too sure on what to get. Any advice would be great! Thanks.
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Old Feb 8, 2011, 7:56 PM   #2
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The Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G and AF-S 60mm f/2.8 Micro, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and 70mm f/2.8 Macro, and Tamron 60mm f/2.0 would all be very good choices.

Since your Nikon 3100 doesn't have a built-in AF motor, the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D won't autofocus, but if you don't mind focusing manually, it's a good choice and it costs a lot less than the others.
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