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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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looking for a lens for Nikon D3100

My wife recently surprised me with a refurbished Nikon D3100 camera (body only) so I am now trying to figure out what lens to get.

I want to keep it fairly cheap and versatile.

I will be taking pics of my kids and my aquariums/pets mostly, but I will also want something for landscapes etc.

I have been looking at the nikon DX Zoom Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm lens. It seems I can get a refurbished one of of ebay for ~$85 or try to win one in auction for ~$65. It has good reviews but I am not sure if it will be suitable for aquarium pics.

Will the 18-55mm lens be good for what I want or should I get a 70-300mm?

Also, are there any other brand lenses that will fit on a Nikon without any adapters?

Thanks! Looking forward to picking a lens so I can play around with my camera.

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