The Brand new Nikon D3100 18-55 VR Kit is Perfect for the skilled digital photographer who is ready to take the next step into more professional looking work. What a Bargain! The 18-55mm VR (vibration reduction) lens takes perfect mid-range photos. Two interchangeable lenses I also recommend are: (a.) The AF-S Zoom-Nikkor f/4-5.6G IF-ED. It allows Super Long Distance Focusing, and combined with the Nikon D3100's 16 Megapixels Capacity, you can enjoy later editing by zooming and cropping select sections: like maybe a special action portion of the picture, or zooming into that special friend, all while losing none of its beautiful resolution. Basically a Perfect Photo from a Larger Perfect Photo - If you choose to edit. (b) I love the Tamron SP AF90mm f/2.8 MACRO 1-1. You must make sure you get the one made for Nikon. For people who love to capture the smallest of small details. The sun-kissed wildflower with the dew-drops. The butterfly who needs only to land close to you for a few seconds. Or the biggest, ugliest spider you've ever seen. The Nikon D3100 comes with an Instructional Video with a relaxed layman's approach to it all. But pay close attention, some things like auto-focus and VR are useless unless you watch the video.
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