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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:20 am 
Hello Friends,

First of all let me thank gordon and all forum friends for clearing all my doubts about going for D5000.

I am new to DSLR World and have decided to go for D5000 and pls suggest what type of lenses i can buy for the camera. Is Kit lens ok?

The camera will be used for taking in-house functions and on tours (Mostly groups and portraits).

The cost is INR 41,000 with 18-55mm VR Lens. Is it a good deal?

Regds,
Kalyan.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:54 am 
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When a kit lens is provided with the D5000, it means it is fully compatible with the camera. Furthermore, I would recommend reading other threads regarding lenses and the D5000 on this forum, plenty has been said :-)

Regarding the price, when converting, it seems a fairly normal (good) price, but it can differ per country if a direct conversion is a good comparison.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:55 pm 
Hello j_kalyanaraman, Welcome to CL.
If the budget allows, 18-105 is very good.
You can swap it (if you want to) with the 18-55 kit lens.
Take a look at some of the sample images taken by a fellow member, Citurspers. (Marijn, without your permission :wink: )

http://citruspers.deviantart.com/art/At ... -125198525
http://citruspers.deviantart.com/art/Su ... -124469767
http://citruspers.deviantart.com/art/Bl ... -124469422
http://citruspers.deviantart.com/art/Li ... -124468953
http://citruspers.deviantart.com/art/Co ... -120035528
http://citruspers.deviantart.com/art/Guitars-120035229

Good luck to you,
Rizwan


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:19 pm 
Hello Friends,

I have decided to go for Nikon D90 with 18-105 Kit lens and got it from grey market in chennai for 54K INR.

I am learning techniques with the new "SLR" and hoping that i will take some good pics soon.

Pls guide me as what other lens will be essential?.

Regds,
Kalyan.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:22 pm 
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Essential can be: something low-light capable (35/1.8 DX) or something long (70-300VR) or something wide (10-24 DX).

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:39 pm 
Hello j_kalyanaraman,
Congratulations to you. The price is great but i think you didn't get it with warranty or did you?
Wout made some good suggestions. Keep them in mind for future purchase. Enjoy your new gear.
Have a nice day.
Rizwan.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:40 pm 
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Haha you always have my permission Rizwan :)

The D90 + 18-105 is a great combo, and the 35 mm 1.8 is a great lens to complement the 18-105 (I have both, speaking from experience here).

That should be all the kit you need and want for the first month or so, otherwise you'll just be overwhelmed by everything.

Then, once you have more experience, you find what your shooting style is, and what you need :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:58 pm 
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Hello Kalyan, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
To enjoy your stay here please have a look at the house-rules!
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Congratulations on your great new camera. I'd suggest to first get used to your new gear and explore what this lens can do for you.
It's only after some time that you recognize whether you need a faster, wider, longer or more macro lens.
Come back and tell us about your experiences.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:30 am 
i have read in many d5000 camera reviews that it does not have AF motor built into it, AF is in the lenses, is it really a big issue in a camera not having AF in-built....am quite new to dslr so not very clear about this...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:48 pm 
@ antriksh:

Hello antriksh and welcome to CameraLabs.

well, it's not that big a deal. But with a D90 or any other camera that has a built in autofoucs motor, you'll have the choice of using the wide range of lenses that doesn't have one in them. e.g 50mm f1.8 D, which is produce astonishing results and very cheap. A fellow member Wout has a list of all of those lenses. Take a look at it.

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20094


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