Sure ar?? We shall see.. Hehe..Originally Posted by dreamsz
Shoot first, think later
For a start.. u can take a look at the entry level DSLR..
If u only want to do street shots.. i guess most Small camera should do fine.. eg.. NEx..FujiX100.. EP system etc.. They are lighter and easy when traveling.. They produces v good pictures too..
I m oso a newbie in photography and muz say tons of valuable knowledge in this forum.Have picked up a lot the past few weeks and doing research in getting my first DSLR.
Indeed online reviews n recommendations r subjective and one would need to feel the cam physically to determine the best that meet your needs.
Soon you'll have dreams of lens flying all over which is what I'm dreaming of now :P
The Macro & Zoom lens..
I'm assuming you are looking for 1 overall good lens. Before further confusion, this lens doesn't exist. You have to give and take and measure the cost and benefit to your photography style. Even when u finally found one that suits most of or all your needs, you will still not be able to shoot something else that might interest u eventually.Originally Posted by dreamsz
If you are very confused with the technical terms, focus on one aspect per day, fully grasp the concept first. Then use what you know on the next aspect to learn the next day.
Prime and zoom alone are pretty big a topic that you won't understand u till you grasp the basics and a little few advanced topics. Furthermore, the difference in choice usually end up be person preferences.
Oh i just remembered another question.
This might be a stupid question.
Like if i were to get a DSLR and i want to get additional lens.
Am i allowed to try it at the shop?
Like for example if i'm not sure to get a 35mm or 50mm, and i want to see the view
will the sales person allow me to try it ?
Or do i have to already know which lens i want?
Some shops allows you to try, there are others who shrug you off. What you need to know is the right shop AND the right sales promoter. So far my best experience is from TKFoto.Originally Posted by watzzup
for newbies, its tough right now to decide what lens to get. and i personally feel that for newbies, you are never wrong to go with the kit. At least i feel that Nikon has already made the decision for you when you choose the camera.
for me, i bought my d7k body only + 18-55 + 55-200. then after going for a trip, realized that 18-55 too short for me. end up buying a used 18-105 (which is the kit lens for d7k). But then, i didn't sell my other lens cos IQ (image quality) is different.
So my current config is like this:
18-105mm + 50mm prime for family outings -- zoom for the reach, 50mm if we are relaxing and I can have the time and comfort to take bokeh-lisious shots.
18-55 + 55-200mm when I am out shooting by myself --> can have the comfort to switch lenses and try out lots of different techniques + get better IQ pictures.
I'm not saying that the 18-105 does not produce great pics, but i prefer the 18-55 more. And it is alot lighter than the 18-105!
Overall good lens? Not really. Good all rounded lens? 24-70 f/2 would be my choice.(But very expensive for me) Personally I prefer primes cos it forces you to go nearer or step further. To me, distortion is slightly lesser too. But zoom lenses are great if you have the money for a fast zoom lens. Slower zoom lenses tend to frustrate you sometimes. lol..
Hope this helps..
I've gotten my first dslr. . decided on the D5100 instead of the micro 4/3rd. will try the micro 4/3rd when i get a chance.
My point: don't write off 3rd-party lenses just because they don't carry the name "Nikkor". Decide on the individual equipments' merits rather than on the brand stamped on them.