Nikon D5000: best deal, lenses and accessories
The Nikon D5000 is an entry-level digital SLR with outstanding image quality, as described in many reviews.
Nikon D5000 Best Deal
Best lenses for Nikon D5000
Beginners may want to read this post for lens terminology: How to understand Nikon lenses. The Nikon D5000 does not come with in-camera AF, and some lenses can only be used with manual focus. The most affordable lenses are the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR kit lens and Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor telephoto lens. Both lenses are light and sharp with very useful VR (vibration reduction).
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If you’d prefer one lens, the Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens is very popular. If you want a better walk around lens, the 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.
Nikon D5000 accessories:
These are the most essential accessories:
- An extra battery: Nikon En-EL9a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- External flash: Nikon SB-600 Speedlight Flash
- Digital SLR bags: Nikon CF-DC2 Semi-soft Cast for Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera
Lowepro Slingshot 200 All Weather Backpack is a very good back pack
- SD cards: You need at least two 8G cards. The best brands are San Disk, Kingston, and Lexar. Read Nikon D5000 SD card recommendations
Nikon D5000 tutorial and guide books
Nikon D5000: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Paperback)
Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide (Paperback)
by J. Dennis Thomas (Author)