Which is the best lens for Nikon 80?
I am going to get a Nikon D80 and I would like to take photos such as sun rise/set,moon rise/set and other exterior stuff.
Please could you tell me which type/size of lens is better for me to get?
I would be glad if you can let me know.
P.S.I am just beginner.
- dodolLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Well, it sounds to me that you need a wide lens because you like to shoot landscape (if you like to include the landscape in your sunrise/sunset moonrise/moonset, that is).
In this case, I would recommend anything in the 18mm range on the wide end, or even wider.
The 18-200 f3.5-5.6G VR is the hot ticket for Nikon cameras now. It takes good picture and it's very versatile because of its range.
However if you feel that you want to take a wider shot, you might also want to look at the 12-24 f4G super wide angle lens especially because the D80 have a 1.5x crop factor which makes the 18-200 more like a 27-300mm lens. Of course, it's by no means that you shouldn't get the 18-200, it's a great lens but this is in case if you want to shoot in a wider range.
I hope this helps.
- 1 decade ago
I would recommend getting the D80 kit with the 18-135mm lens! And then later upgrading to the more expensive 18-200mm VR lens if you want more!
If you decide to go into doing some portrait pictures, i would recommend the 50mm 1.8/f lens, it is a little under $120 for an excellent (if not the best) portrait lens you can get your hands on!
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Good luck, and enjoy a great camera! :)Source(s): D80 18-135mm kit: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/449066-REG/N... Nikkor 18-200mm lens: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/408518-USA/N... 50mm 1.8/f lens: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/247091-USA/N... Some recommended stuff: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/nikkor.htm#digita... My Blog: http://www.willarg.com/