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Jul 12, 2016 00:15 |  #1

I am wanting to get a new lens for my D3200. I work mainly with children. I have read many reviews about different lens, but most of them only show samples of landscape, I rarely take landscape pictures so I can't base what I need by that. I would really like to have a zoom lens, but I have read that they are not the best for portraits. I had a 50mm for my canon but I did not care for it at all.

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Jul 12, 2016 00:31 |  #2

Zooms are fine for portraits. A lot of photogs use only zooms. Its more about the quality of the overall lens. What lens you need will be dictated by your shooting space, price point, Nikkor or 3rd party and if you plan on only using this for portraits or do you want it to do other things as well


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Jul 12, 2016 23:06 |  #3

gmm213 wrote in post #18064632 (external link)
Zooms are fine for portraits. A lot of photogs use only zooms. Its more about the quality of the overall lens. What lens you need will be dictated by your shooting space, price point, Nikkor or 3rd party and if you plan on only using this for portraits or do you want it to do other things as well

I am mainly only going to use the lens for portraits. If is used for any thing else it will be for personal use. I am not one to have to have name brand. I just want a good quality lens. I am chasing kids a lot so the ability to be able to zoom is nice. I would like to stay under lower price. But I know that it is hard to find a good lens for low prices.


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Jul 15, 2016 08:09 |  #4

I have Sigma 17-50mm f2.8, very good lens, very sharp plus with OS which help a lot. You should try this lens if you looking zoom for DX.




  
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Jul 18, 2016 18:20 |  #5

Zooms are just fine for portraits. It's all in the lighting. I have the Nikon 17-55 f/2.8 and depending on your budget, you can pick this lens up used for around $600. It's a fantastic lens. I also have the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 that I replaced with the Nikon, and that lens served me well.


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Jul 19, 2016 18:50 |  #6

potinam wrote in post #18067578 (external link)
I have Sigma 17-50mm f2.8, very good lens, very sharp plus with OS which help a lot. You should try this lens if you looking zoom for DX.

+1 on this.I really like my Sigma 17-50 on my Nikon D5500.They are around $400 right now.


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Jul 19, 2016 18:58 |  #7

You already have two telephoto zooms in your signature, I would invest in lighting. It's more important than the lens/camera.


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Jul 19, 2016 20:34 |  #8

Actually as 19/7/2019 the sigma 17-50 2.8 is on sale at B&H now for $379 which is cheaper when i bought it about a year a half ago. Here is the link below

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