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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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I'm using a nikon D-5000 D-SLR.
I'm going to be taking pictures of a large family reunion, which lens should I use.

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 6:14 AM   #2
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The kit 18-55 lens isn't a bad one for event photography, buit if you're looking for a reason to spend some money, the Nikon 16-85 is a better choice.
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What lens (or lenses) do you have now? Are you planning on taking mostly group shots, or individual portraits, or a mix? If the last, the kit lens is probably a good bet, and you can take a second lens for specialty use.

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I have a VR--AF-S NIKKOR 18-55MM 1:3.5 - 5.6G and
AF-S NIKKOR 55 - 200MM 1:4 - 5.6G
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I think you'll probably do well with just the 18-55. It's unlikely that you'd have much use for the telephoto at your event.
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