I currently don't have a DSLR but have owned both film and digital SLRs in the past, including an N80 and D70. I sold them a few years ago, but now I want to go back.
I don't need pro features/quality, but I want something good and am thinking of a D7000 and wondered what people thought of the kit lens.
I'm not real up to date on Nikon lenses, but I thought the kit lens that came with the D70 18-55 (I think) was pretty good. Plus I had a non DX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR that I liked a lot.
For focal lengths, I still think of everything in terms of full frame am drawing a blank when I try to remember this stuff. Is the 18-105 that comes with the D7000 have a field of view as a 35mm/full frame 18-105 or is it more like a 27-157?
If it's the latter, I'd want something a bit wider because I like to shoot in the 20-24 range. When I had the D-70, I kept wanting to go wider and get the 12-24 or 10-24.
I don't take a lot of zoom pictures, but I liked the 70-300 and it's crop factor, though I'd prefer a bit wider f/stop if possible. Ideally, I'd love a 70-210 f/2.8, but that's out of my price range and kind of bulky.
What would everyone suggest? I don't have a ton of money, so I'd have to do it in stages and might be okay with the kit lens to start and then add on as I go.