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Old Jun 30, 2006, 2:39 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I have had the D70s for about a year now (but still consider myself a new user) and have been using the 18-70mm lense which was batched with the D70s body.

Over the last month or two I have been asked to do a bit of freelance work (generally for friends), but some issues have cropped up.

Firstly a lot of the work has involved indoor photography and I lack additional flash which obviously might be useful...

Secondly, in terms of lenses I'm a bit torn between getting something with a bit more reach (the events I take are outdoors like press launches or demonstrations and I need to get a bit closer to the people I'm shooting without shoving a lense in their faceand just as importantly allow for more candid shots), and the other temptation is to get a lense specifically for portraiture...I've got the feeling the two are somewhat at odds with each other :-)

Finally I'm obviously tempted by the idea of a macro lense, but I think that can wait for the moment...

Oh yes, budget: £300 - 350 (what's that, about $500 US?) but I'm not necessarily worried about buying second hand (any helpful hints about good 2nd hand places in London much appreciated!)

Thanks very much in advance

JC
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Old Jul 4, 2006, 6:18 PM   #2
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Hello all,

I have had the D70s for about a year now (but still consider myself a new user) and have been using the 18-70mm lense which was batched with the D70s body.

Over the last month or two I have been asked to do a bit of freelance work (generally for friends), but some issues have cropped up.

Firstly a lot of the work has involved indoor photography and I lack additional flash which obviously might be useful...

SB-600 works great with a diffuser or bounced. Highly recommended.

Secondly, in terms of lenses I'm a bit torn between getting something with a bit more reach (the events I take are outdoors like press launches or demonstrations and I need to get a bit closer to the people I'm shooting without shoving a lense in their faceand just as importantly allow for more candid shots), and the other temptation is to get a lense specifically for portraiture...I've got the feeling the two are somewhat at odds with each other :-)

85 1.8 Used. Great for portraiture but not too much longer than your 18-70. fits the budget.

180 2.8 non-d late model. Used. Great for candids and range but long for portraiture. maybe slightly out of your budget.

70-210F4 Great for both, image quality not as good as the above but not bad either. fits the budget.

Finally I'm obviously tempted by the idea of a macro lense, but I think that can wait for the moment...

Oh yes, budget: £300 - 350 (what's that, about $500 US?) but I'm not necessarily worried about buying second hand (any helpful hints about good 2nd hand places in London much appreciated!)

Thanks very much in advance

JC
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Old Jul 7, 2006, 7:39 AM   #3
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Thanks very much matsumoto!
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Old Jul 20, 2007, 4:50 AM   #4
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If indoor shots and you need the reach, Aprature 2.8 comes in handy. They are not cheap if by Nikon.

I dont think you can get away with 70-300mm VR either, even with flash.



SB600 is the most suitable cheap range flash
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