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post #11 of 62
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Well, don't give me numbers.. Recommend some lenses or a good body.

This is the link you can choose the lenses from :

This is the link you can choose the bodys from :

Google Chrome translates it very well in enghish. smile.gif

MAX budget is 3000 lei.
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post #12 of 62
i did recommend you lenses sorry for not linking them.....

like i said these are only suggestions some nikon some 3rd party. but you might want to save more money if you are doing low light photography and want good results

i also know very little about nikon and i am only suggesting based on focal length and max aperture and not based on best quality. most of these are probably out of your price range but are suggests based on what i think you are shooting from your OP

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/675829-GREY/Nikon_2184_AF_S_Nikkor_24mm_f_1_4G.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/381616-REG/Sigma_300306_30mm_f_1_4_EX_DC.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/560578-USA/Sigma_310_306_Normal_50mm_f_1_4_EX.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/554036-REG/Tokina_ATX116PRODXN_11_16mm_f_2_8_AT_X_116.html


there is a starting point for you. i would highly suggest you take the time to read some of the DSLR guides that are sticky at the top of the OCN photo section to have a better understanding of everything to help make the best possible decision to suit your needs since all we can do is suggest stuff. we do not know exactly what you need

http://www.overclock.net/f/266/photography
post #13 of 62
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Man, I'm sorry.. But these lese are WAAAAAAY over my budget!! There's no way I could get them. smile.gif
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post #14 of 62
no duh. i already said they were. i was simply saying that if you are doing low light party photos you will want a lens similar to what i linked. im not saying you are limited to those as i said they are only examples lol
post #15 of 62
Body
do not get the d3100, the 14mp sensor in that camera is ok but not great.
try getting the cheapest 16mp nikon (d5100 i think). It is a much better sensor for low light.

Lens
the nikon 35/1.8 is good.

Flash
I dont shoot nikon enough to know which flashes are good, but get the body first then figure out the flash later. you might end up not needing a flash.
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post #16 of 62
dont forget to read the DSLR guides that are sticky in the photo section they truly will help you understand the suggestions that people are giving you
post #17 of 62
This is what i recommend with your budget..

Canon EOS 550D (Body only) - http://www.digitalrev.com/product/canon-eos-550d-body-rebel/NzgyMA_A_A

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM- http://www.digitalrev.com/product/sigma-17-70mm-f2-8/NzY3Mw_A_A

Flash? Onboard - ON BODY

Thats roughly around $1000

Use the on-board flash of the 550D and shoot wide open on the sigma. Try not to zoom in... and shoot on the "M" mode.

EDIT: I have shot a 550D in low light before using the 18-55 kit lens and the flash on that darn thing... They came out okay..

Given i was shooting at high iso's and on manual.


EDIT2: I did not visit the site for... reasons..
Edited by Speedster159 - 5/11/12 at 5:46pm
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post #18 of 62
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Originally Posted by Conspiracy View Post

i did recommend you lenses sorry for not linking them.....
like i said these are only suggestions some nikon some 3rd party. but you might want to save more money if you are doing low light photography and want good results
i also know very little about nikon and i am only suggesting based on focal length and max aperture and not based on best quality. most of these are probably out of your price range but are suggests based on what i think you are shooting from your OP
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/675829-GREY/Nikon_2184_AF_S_Nikkor_24mm_f_1_4G.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/381616-REG/Sigma_300306_30mm_f_1_4_EX_DC.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/560578-USA/Sigma_310_306_Normal_50mm_f_1_4_EX.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/554036-REG/Tokina_ATX116PRODXN_11_16mm_f_2_8_AT_X_116.html
there is a starting point for you. i would highly suggest you take the time to read some of the DSLR guides that are sticky at the top of the OCN photo section to have a better understanding of everything to help make the best possible decision to suit your needs since all we can do is suggest stuff. we do not know exactly what you need
http://www.overclock.net/f/266/photography

No wonder you gave him primes... You only have primes on your gear..
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i gave him primes because they are great in low light shooting such as the parties that he said he was shooting in his original post. if he was doing general photography i would have suggested something else. but when you are doing low light a faster prime can help
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i gave him primes because they are great in low light shooting such as the parties that he said he was shooting in his original post. if he was doing general photography i would have suggested something else. but when you are doing low light a faster prime can help

I think the OP would be better of with what i said IMO..

Gives him alot of space to learn, instead of just using a prime.

Also the 2.8 that the sigma provides ain't that bad..
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