I was hoping to get some advice/feedback with regards to a future lens purchase. I have searched the site over the last few weeks and although I learnt a lot, I couldn’t quite find all the answers I was looking for.
I am planning on purchasing the Nikon D90, as a body only, with lenses purchased as required. As this camera will be used by both my wife and I, it will have to cater for multiple uses. If I had to categorise the predicted usage it would be portrait > architecture > landscape > random.
From reading (and playing in the stores), our current wish-list would be:
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.4G Lens
Other options for the walk-around lens would be (in order):
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
OR (although the lack of VR may be a negative)
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens
Nikon AF-S DX 18-70/3.5-4.5G Lens
The other option for the fast prime would be:
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f1.8G Lens
I haven’t had the energy to even start looking at non-nikon lenses …
So, thoughts? Good all round options for the aspiring beginner? Completely overboard?