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D-SLR Question for the photo momma's

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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 Okay I'm looking at getting my very first Digital SLR Cam. I have decided to go w/ the Nikon D3000 DX.   It fits better into the price range I'd prefer for it being my first. 

So the question is how important is the Vibration Reduction on the closer ranged lenses.  Basically I'm looking at 2 bundles.

Bundle A) Camera 18-55mm and 55-200mm Vibration Reduction Lenses.  $650

Bundle B) Camera 18-55mm no VR and 55-200mm w/ VR, Carrying Bag, and 2GB memory Card for $599

I'm leaning towards Bundle B for the cost saving aspects but if VR is important even on the closer ranged lens then it seems like the smarter choice would be A.

 

by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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o0gone0o
by Platinum Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:30 PM

BUMP!

o0gone0o
by Platinum Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:36 PM

 No one knows anything about Camera's in this group??

highbridgemom
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:38 PM

I don't know anything about Nikon.  I have a Canon Rebel DSLR.  I have one lens with the canon equivalent of the VR and one with out.  I don't notice a huge difference myself.

LeasMama
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Sorry I don't know anything about cameras, so here's a BUMP! Hope someone will help you!!

o0gone0o
by Platinum Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:44 PM

 Do you take more close range shots or more distant shots? I've been trying to look up the Vibration Reduction stuff online but I can't find a definitive answer on close range just know its important for better clarity when your shooting something a bit in the distance.

Quoting highbridgemom:

I don't know anything about Nikon.  I have a Canon Rebel DSLR.  I have one lens with the canon equivalent of the VR and one with out.  I don't notice a huge difference myself.

 

jojosmama1228
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:46 PM

 personally i have a $150 digital fugifilm digital camera. it takes better looking pictures then my moms professional camera that has all the lenses and stuff. i'll stick to it. it's little so it fits anywhere and with a 5 month old i like to have it at all times.

jojosmama1228
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:48 PM

 oh and if you have active children you want the vibration reduction it helps clear up blurryness.

highbridgemom
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 5:54 PM


Quoting o0gone0o:

 Do you take more close range shots or more distant shots? I've been trying to look up the Vibration Reduction stuff online but I can't find a definitive answer on close range just know its important for better clarity when your shooting something a bit in the distance.

 


I take a mixture of shots really.  As long as you have a steady hand, the vibration reduction is really not needed.  It helps with vibrations from camera shake, etc.  At least I am assuming it works similar to the Canon.  I don't notice a difference in clarity in my shots. 

o0gone0o
by Platinum Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 6:15 PM

 We were going to pick up a lil cheapy as well one of the slims that will fit in a pocket for the grab and go shots.

Quoting jojosmama1228:

 personally i have a $150 digital fugifilm digital camera. it takes better looking pictures then my moms professional camera that has all the lenses and stuff. i'll stick to it. it's little so it fits anywhere and with a 5 month old i like to have it at all times.

 

AMCMSM
by Gold Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 6:18 PM

There is a group called Photo Moms. I just joined and have posted some questions about cameras. They might be a good group to ask. BTW where are you seeing these bundles if you dont mind my asking?

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