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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:02 pm 
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So I asked for money for my birthday towards a new camera but I didn't get enough.

My current equipment list is:-

Nikon D60
18-55mm kit lens
50mm 1.4 lens
Sb-600 flash gun
Two 8gig memory cards
Two batteries
Tripod
Decent camera bag

My plan was to sell my D60 and use cash towards a D90 (I had thought of the d90 for video, higher ISO and being able to use the flashgun off-camera wirelessly. Or maybe I but a remote trigger with some of my money? )
but I wouldn't have enough cash towards that so not sure what else I could get that would be useful?
Maybe a zoom lens, lighting kit?

I have a baby due in 3 weeks so I think a lot of photos might be of her.

Thanks for any help.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:37 pm 
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Another fast prime perhaps? A 35mm f/1.8 should set you back about a 150 GBP, and it will be great for snapping pictures of the baby. She won't like flash (so no lighting kit) nor will she be running around for a while to come (no need for a zoom lens).

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:40 pm 
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That's not a bad ideas I do find myself sometimes struggling for room when using the 50mm

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Just brought myself a 35mm 1.8 :)

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Congrats, that's a great choice. Now go get familiar with it before the baby arrives! Have fun!

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I agree with the 35mm 1.8 being an excellent choice for the money! A "fast" 35mm is an excellent, versatile family lens. If I shot with a DX Nikon body, I would certainly have already bought a 35mm 1.8. As it is, it is on my short list of future gifts for my wife, who shoots with a D7000. She already uses an 18-200mm Tamron "super-zoom" and a 50mm 1.8, but the 50mm can sometimes be a bit long on a DX camera.

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