Lightnings taking a ride

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I found the basic kit zoom very limiting, to the point where I don't use my camera as much as I hoped I would. I probably won't until I budget for additional lenses, which unfortunately probably won't happen until the year after next. My old film SLR rigs would involve a wide prime, a "standard" prime and a reasonably fast telephoto zoom, beginning with the ...


Will I regret not being able to zoom 10×? The short answer is "depends on yourself", and the longer answer is to ask yourself how many of your existing photos taken at "10x zoom" do you really like? For these, is it a matter of physical barriers (e.g. behind fences) or the background separation (i.e. creating bokeh given the wide depth-of-field on your ...


You won't really miss the fact that you can't super-zoom once you start using a DSLR. Cameras these days have good enough sensors which can shoot high resolution shots. And cropping them will still produce high quality photos. What I'd recommend is buy a camera that you believe will suit your shooting requirements and stick with the kit lens (18-55mm) for ...


Will I regret not being able to zoom 10x :( Nobody can tell except yourself. Rent the D5500 with the AF-S DX 18-55mm VR II and try it out. I really like the vary angle LCD thing and the fact its lighter and has wifi built in Just like big optical zoom, these are not exactly the main features of a DSLR. You should consider all features of both ...


I have not used the 28-135, but many years ago I used the 35-135 USM with a film camera and found both handling and IQ to be excellent. However I did use the 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 USM with DLSRs for a long time, and liked it a lot. There is not much wrong with the IQ delivered by the 28-105 f/3.5-4.5, even in the corners, as you can see in this un-cropped, full ...

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