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Old 04-17-2013, 11:29 PM   #1
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Goood everyday lense for portrait/ candids of kids nikon d7100

Looking to begin to invest in lenses for the above body. Mainly shoot handheld-- primarily candids, lots of children and pets, some landscape. I love to photograph our vacations, hikes etc.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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Check out the tamron 17-50 non vc 2.8. That is a good lens for your needs.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:50 PM   #3
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Thank you! I should add that we are cruising to Alaska and I am planning on more landscape than usual and hopefully lots of wildlife.i do have a super zoom (18-200)
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:36 AM   #4
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I love my 50mm 1.8 for pics of the kids.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:26 AM   #5
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:24 AM   #6
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #7
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Looking to begin to invest in lenses for the above body. Mainly shoot handheld-- primarily candids, lots of children and pets, some landscape. I love to photograph our vacations, hikes etc.
Different lenses for each of those things!

Candids and some portraits -- The Tamron 17-50 2.8 would be a good pick.
Portraits, where you actually get those kids and pets to pose -- The Nikon 50 1.8 or the Nikon 85 1.8. The 50 *can* be great for indoor candids as the 1.8 aperture would let you shoot quickly without flash, but the focal length may get a little long.
So really, ideal for indoor candids, low light photography -- the Nikon 35 1.4. But I don't love the short focal length for portraits.

I just fell in love with my new lens for portraits -- It's 85mm 2.8. Great focal length for portraits:


lenses-40.jpg by Havoc315, on Flickr

The Tamron 17-50 2.8 is a nice lens in that it covers a lot of those situations, but won't do it quite as well as the prime lenses.

Landscape -- Again, the Tamron 17-50 can cover it pretty well. Though some people really prefer to go even wider. Take a look at Tom Bricker's blog for wide angle recommendations for the Nikon.

Hikes-- Depends what you want to capture. But the Tamron can give you a nice range. If you want to capture birds and wildlife on your hike, you will want a good telephoto. If you want to capture bugs and flowers, you may want to get a macro lens.

Vacations --- Really depends on the type of vacation, and what you want to capture.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:58 AM   #8
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Great portrait. Thank you, you've given me lot to mull over
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:46 PM   #9
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:19 PM   #10
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I have a Nikon and I have a tamron18-270,17-50 and I have the Nikon 30 1.8.Thinking about the new macro from Tamron.I really like my Tamron and they are affordable also.Good Luck picking one
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #11
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I primarily use a 50mm 1.7 for portraits. If I need a good all-around lense that also does good portraits, I use my Tamron 18-270.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:35 PM   #12
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Thank you all for the insight. To start, i got the 50 prime and the 10-24 to get used to the camera before deciding on telephoto
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Looking to begin to invest in lenses for the above body. Mainly shoot handheld-- primarily candids, lots of children and pets, some landscape. I love to photograph our vacations, hikes etc.
You're going to get a lot of different answers because many of us approach shooting these kinds of things in different ways. If you start buying lenses based on other people's recommendations only you might not end up with the right lenses for you.

You should ask yourself some questions. What lenses do you have and where do you feel they are coming up short? What is it you want a new lens to do for you? Wider aperture? Sharper? More zoom? Faster AF?
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