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 Post subject: Hello!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:11 am 
Hey,
Though I would say hello to the forum :)

My names Antony, I'm 18 and I live in Auckland, New Zealand :) **waves**

Currently waiting on my camera, which I will be getting in August.

Nikon D80
2GB Stick (May need more)
Nikon 18-125mm Kit Lense
Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Lense
Tripod

What you guys think?

-Ant


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:37 am 
Welcome Antony!

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I think it's a great choice! It myself had a lot of problems choosing between the D40x and D80, but went for the D80. I think we both won't be disappointed. (I'm getting mine later today).

One question though: Isn't it supposed to be the 18-135mm kit lens? I don't think there's a Nikor 18-125mm lens available.

In any case: good luck and happy shooting!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:49 am 
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Hi Antony, welcome to the Cameralabs forums!

You'll certainly find plenty of happy D80 owners here!

Yep, I assume you mean the 18-135mm? It's a great kit lens unless you think you're gonna get the 18-200mm sooner rather than later. The 50mm is also a great choice for low light work.

Not sure if you've seen our Nikkor kit lens group test, but it compares the 18-135mm against the 18-55m 18-70 and 18-200mm options here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikko ... roup_test/

Cheers!

Gordon


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:20 am 
Thanks :)

Mmm yeah I did mean 135mm, my bad :) Yeah I've pretty much watched all your reviews ;)

Yeah I thought the 50mm would be good for low-light and star photos etc.


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Hey Antony, not sure if you saw this forum post, but if you're into shooting stars (pun kind of intended!), then here's some astro-photography tips:

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=206

Gordon


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:08 pm 
Yeah I did, will be sure to come back to it when I get the camera. I can't wait to shoot this Total Lunar Eclipse.


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Welcome !


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Hi Antony. Welcome to the forums.

I've got exactly the same camera and lens combo as you're getting. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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