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This video describes the 2-3 recommended lenses when you get your first DSLR. Get the 18-55 or the 18-200, then get the 50mm.
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Male Speaker: Okay, so when you first shooting out I recommend getting three different lenses. You can pick and choose of what ones you want, what when you think is right for you, but there is basically three that I think are really great all purpose lenses. The first would be the 18-55 millimeter lens. It's usually come with a camera, especially if it's a mid-range or entry level DSLR. Reason why is because it has the 18 millimeter, that's a wide angle focal length, so you can get nice landscapes and capture wide angel view.
The next reason is consuming the 55, which is a great for portraits. The only disadvantage of using a lens like an 18-55 lens for portraits is that the aperture kind of like go down to f/5.6 and another lens that would be better than using the 18-55 would just a 15 millimeter and the reason why is because that can go down to f/1.8 and here is the 50 millimeter. If you're in the portraits this is like a must have and also if you're into showed up the field things this is also a must have because the aperture can open up all way to f/1.8, all the way up.
And this allows on like bokeh effects where the background is totally blurred out and like the lights are like big blurry circles, but your subject is in focus. So this one is capable of doing that and the reason why this lens is so good is because the sharpness is absolutely tack sharp. I figure that this is the sharpest Nikon lens ever made. Another cool thing about this lens is that it can, it's a good lens for to put a lens reverser on and what a lens reverser is to say you can put your camera, you can put your lens on backwards on your camera.
So and that turns it into a macro lens kind of -- it's like a -- it's and a macro lens is like you never really close-up on subjects. So I can get like a total close-up of my eyeball or I can insert something like that and it will be totally clear. The only disadvantage of using one of these lens as a macro lens with the lens reverser because you have to move your camera and your lens in and out like manually like that and then take your picture.
So if you actually had a macro lens you could just use the focus ring on it. But because your lens is on backwards, you have no control over the focus, but you have the control of the aperture on this lens, which is great because a lot of other lenses you can't manually control the aperture.
So that's an advantage to this lens. So yeah this lens is -- it's like a good lens it's kind of sort of like a specially full lens, but still it's like a good just default basic lens.
Another one if you're looking for more of a like a versatile wide range, if you want a catch a wide range of subjects, I would recommend getting the 18-200 lens. This does have some drawbacks, but it's as far as being very versatile, it's totally good because you have the 18 right and usually if you have the 18-55, it would just stop at 55, but this just keeps on going all the way to 200 and on a mid-range or entry level DSLR camera usually the sensors inside of the camera, they're cropped. So what that means is that instead of this being 200, this is actually 300.
So you're getting really close up, so this is a good like wildlife lens or like a like anything where you're far away from the subject, but you want to zoom way close and get a close up of them, that's really good. With this lens there is drawback so the first drawback is that it's not going to be as sharp as 18-55 lens or a 50 millimeter lens or like a standard like 70-200 lens. The more range you have in your lens the less sharpness you're going be able to have, but unless you're a perfectionist you really not going to notice any difference. You're not really going to care. So this lens is great. Another kind of drawback is that the aperture can only go down to I think it's f/3.5 on 18 side and then the max it's f/6.3 on the 200 side.
So that means you can't, there is not, it going to be a lot of light coming into the lens, but it's all right. Another drawback on this lens is that your camera won't meter like perfectly. What I meter with this lens the 50 millimeter lens or the 18-55 lens, they meter 5. There is nothing wrong, but when I am using this lens sometimes if you're on automatic mode, the picture will be a little bit too bright or little bit too dark and so that can be kind of frustrating.
And again I'm using a sort of a cheaper version of an 18-200 lens it's by Tamron and this is one of the cheaper ones. I believe Nikon makes so much better one. It's a lot sharper and whole that. So yeah this specific lens is not that great even the auto focus on this lens is really, really slow.
But on the Nikon version I'm pretty sure it's a lot it's better in terms of sharpness metering and the auto focus is probably faster I would imagine. So yeah the 18-55, the 15 millimeter and the 18-200 are great lenses. It may sound like it was distinctive lens but really this is a great lens just because it's so there is so much you can do with it. But unless you're a perfectionist then I would not recommend this. If you're a perfectionist, if you're a total perfectionist and you're just kind of using prime lenses and you're not going to be using zoom lenses.
So, yeah check the links down below to check out the prices of the lenses and when you get them tell me how do you like them? And also make sure you rate comment and subscribe to this.