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Old Feb 3, 2005, 4:23 PM   #1
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I am planning to buy a Nikon D-70, I mostly use this for outdoor photography. Which lens do I need to buy to suit my needs. Do I need a separate lens for indoor photography?
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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I am planning to buy a Nikon D-70, I mostly use this for outdoor photography. Which lens do I need to buy to suit my needs. Do I need a separate lens for indoor photography?
what do you actually photograph outside? Birds or other animals, flowers and bugs, landscapes?

Give us some more details and we'll find your lens!
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Thanks for the reply . My interests are

Trains, Sunrise-Sun set, Mountains, Rivers/Lakes/Ponds, Birds, Heritage Buildings. I dont mind buying more than one lens if required.


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Old Feb 8, 2005, 7:14 AM   #4
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Just my input. Here is what I purchased.

Nikkor 18-70mm
Nikkor AF 70-300G $135
Nikkor 50mm 1.8 $65
Vivitar 100mm Macro $100

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Just my input. Here is what I purchased.

Nikkor 18-70mm
Nikkor AF 70-300G $135
Nikkor 50mm 1.8 $65
Vivitar 100mm Macro $100

Circular Polorizer
Blur/Yello Circular Polorizer

SB600 Flash - wow - outstanding east flash to use
I second that.
good equipement for general use.
The 18-70 kit lens covers the wide angle for landscapes, a 70-300 is good for birds and probably mountains.
a 50mm /f1.8 will give you good photos in low light or for portraits.
and a macro lense is... well for macro.

I got my D70 in december 04 and besides the kit lense (28-80mm, not the 18-70) I got a Sigma 70-300 /f4.0-5.6 APO Macro Super II which performs good for bird shots and portraits, too!

I'll probably get the nikon 50mm /f1.8 next for low light photos.
And a wide angle lense some time maybe.

As I see the situation, you'll probably need a wide angle most of the time for the landscape and architecture photos.
So you'll make a good choice buying the D70 with the 18-70 kit lense. It will also give you some zoom for decent portraits and similar photos.

Then I'd recommend to get a zoom lense for the wildlife photos. if the price doesn't matter get a sigma 70-200 /f2.8 HSM EX. A great lens for wildlife and also good in low light. but costs about $900.

If price is a matter get the Nikkor 70-300 G or Sigma 70-300 APO... (the one I mentioned above)

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