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Old Sep 29, 2010, 12:30 AM   #11
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actually the 18-55 is a bit dark for indoors, as it is f3.5-5.6, you will want atleast 2.8. If you want to shoot in low light a fast primes would be the best bet without a flash.

The ALO I would go with either tamron 18-270 or the sigma 18-250

Macro the tamron 60mm f2, the canon ef-s 60 2.8 if you are not into 1:1 macro but close up, the canon ef 50 2.8. If you need more reach, look at the sigma 105 or tamron 90, or if you can find a ef 100 2.8

Wide angle tokina 11-16mm or canon ef 10-20.

Zoom for a low cost ef-s 55-250 for a mid grade ef 70-300IS USM not the L

The is no nikon 50 1.8 equal. You can get a wider lens like the nikon af 35 1.8 for about 190 dollar. And the canon equal is the ef 35 f2.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 12:34 AM   #12
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there is a nikon 50 1.8 but it will not auto focus with the d3100

The nikon AF-s 50 1.4 with is 450 dollar and is a higher grade lens. It is closer to the canon ef 50 1.4 USM which is about 350 dollars.
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 5:23 AM   #13
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actually the 18-55 is a bit dark for indoors, as it is f3.5-5.6, you will want atleast 2.8. If you want to shoot in low light a fast primes would be the best bet without a flash.
In my opinion EF 50 mm 1.8 can be a good selection for indoor photos, right? But it is fixed, you can't use it for macros or wideangle shots. The price is really cheap, cheapest canon lens around here. But it is made up from plastic and it doesn't have strong body. Also there is bokeh issue but it is a price/performans monster
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 5:55 AM   #14
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I have the canon 550d/T2i I started with the kit lens which isnt that bad. My next buy was a flash, nissin di622 bargin plenty of power easy to use. On to lenses just got 50 1.8 great lens and the 55-250 is this isnt a bad combination for the price I paid. I have posted some pics in the gallerys taken with both lenses
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 4:56 PM   #15
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Can the Pentax k-r/k-x b compared to the cameras being discussed? What abt Canon 550D/T2i or Nikon D5000?
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 5:02 PM   #16
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Yes, but it will have the same lens issues. They preform just as well. But like the nikon d3100, there are not as many good low cost lens as the canon. A 50 1.4 is 350 dollars. It is less then the nikon 50 1.4 by 100 dollars
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What about the 35mm 1.8 Nikon AFS?
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It is a good lens, but the working distance is about 8-10 ft. Also it is about 200 dollars.
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1.for general purpose 18-55mm vr is a good lens..
2.u can have nikorr 70-300mm vr lens..it is excellent for wildlife..
3. if u want to shoot sm serious macro shots nikor 105mm f2.8 macro is d best for it.. little expensive but great macro...
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