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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)

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A Little Help—I'm just starting out :)

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5 years 1 month ago #2353 by Abhilash
1. I'm getting a D7000 for the high ISO push :silly:
2. I'm a great big fanatic of bokeh and portraits :cheer:
3. This will be my first DSLR system and well, I don't have much to start with (budget)—and I'm also only a student :S
4. I'm thinking a 50mm f/1.8D nikkor for pretty much everything :whistle:
5. I can get a nikkor 85mm f/1.8G for the portraits and street candids :P
6. Later on, I don't know, but may be a Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 and a 70-300mm VR f/4.5-5.6—now, the question is, will these guys deliver me the goods? Nice bokeh and all? :dry:

I can't afford 70-200mm nikkor f/2.8 for certain (ever) but 80-200mm f/2.8 could be something to save for.
I need suggestion here—what's good enough? nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 or some third party 70-200mm f/2.8 or rather a nikkor 70-300mm VR f/4.5-5.6? :sick:
Heard Tokina 50-135 f2.8 has slow AF

Not that, I'm shooting concerts :pinch:
Family weddings may be :oops:

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5 years 1 month ago - 5 years 1 month ago #2356 by Luis
I have the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 and it is a fantastic lens. I shoot weddings, portraits, and weddings with it. Some say that it doesn't focus correctly, I have not had any problems with it.
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5 years 1 month ago #2357 by Abhilash
Thank you for your reply— :cheer:
—well, Sigma is rather pricey for me :S
y'see, I'd rather afford the Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 :(

g'luck :)

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5 years 1 month ago #2391 by Gregory Cazillo
Chill with the smiles. The 80-200 is older and slow, especially on a consumer body like the D7000. I don't recommend fixed lenses for beginners, FYI. Start with a couple of Sigma lenses and then move into primes as your budget allows.
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5 years 1 month ago #2402 by Abhilash
—wow :ohmy:
Hello, Mr Cazillo
—yeah, I got it B)
Sigma glasses, you say—hmm! I see :silly:

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