Nikon D3000 best lenses and accessories
Nikon D3000 is Nikon’s entry level digital SLR featuring a 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor, 3-inch LCD, 11 points autofocus system with 3D tracking and a continuous shoot speed of 3 frames per second. Nikon D3000 is the successor of the popular Nikon D40.
Nikon D3000 reviews
Dpreview Just posted the in-depth review of NikonD3000. Highly recommended!
The D3000 is an excellent camera, and great value at its current street price. What the D3000 conspicuously lacks however, compared to competitive cameras like the Canon EOS 1000D and the recently announced Pentax K-X, is a Live View mode.
“Very good photo quality; good high ISO performance in a compact body (by DSLR standards)”
Nikon D3000 did well enough that it would serve a consumer who would usually confine his printed output to 8×10, as they’ll likely like the brightly saturated color and seldom encounter the more pronounced noise at higher ISOs. Ultimately, the Nikon D3000 is a good digital SLR, but doesn’t rise to the level of a Dave’s Pick.
Nikon D3000 sample images
Best lenses for Nikon D3000
Beginners may want to read this post to understand the terms: How to understand Nikon lenses. The most affordable lenses are the kit lens Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR and telephoto lens Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor Lens . Both lenses are light and sharp with very useful VR (vibration reduction).
If you prefer one lens, Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens is a very popular lens. If you want a better walk around lens, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 is the best choice. this lens is sharp and has a large aperture f/2.8 throughout the focus range. A new version of this Tamron 17-50mm with VC (vibration compensation) is now available.
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Nikon D3000 accessories:
- An extra battery Nikon En-EL9a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- External flash: Nikon SB-600 Speedlight Flash
- Digital SLR bags: Nikon CF-DC1 Semi-soft Cast
- Lowepro Slingshot 200 all weather backpack is a very good back pack.
- SD cards: you need at least two 4G to 8G cards. The best brands are San Disk, Kingston and Lexar.