"Anirudh" <com> wrote in message
Then use the first method. A lot of photography is experimenting, and using
what works best for you and a given situation. I've changed the settings on
my camera numerous times based on things I've read, only to find something
someone else does doesn't work for me. You don't have to pay for film or
processing, so experiment away.
This is subjective and based on an actual 35mm camera using film. Since a
50mm lens is considered "normal," than anything below that would be
considered a wide angle, and anything above a telephoto.
Since the image sensor on your D70 is smaller than the film area on a
regular 35mm camera, you are only getting a portion of what the lens sees,
therefore you have to apply a multiplication factor of about 1.5 to any lens
you put on the camera. On a 35mm camera that 18mm lens would be a fisheye,
but on your D70 it's the equavalent of a 27mm lens, which by all standards
is a wide-angle lens. At 70mm, using that same formula, you will have the
equivalent of a 105, which is definitely a mild telephoto.
As you've noted, on a 35mm camera 50mm is considered a "normal" lens by
most. But, on your D70 it becomes the equivalent of a 75mm lens, again, a
very mild telephoto.
Keep in mind that all this is very subjective and based on your needs.
After all, what is normal? If you shot mostly sports, a 300mm lens, while
definitely a telephoto, might be "normal" for you.
A "zoom" lens is merely one lens that can function as many. You give up
just a bit of quality when you use most zoom lenses, but the ability to have
all those lenses in one is very handy indeed. Also, the lens that comes in
the D70 Kit gets very good reviews all around, and should produce excellent
images for most applications. You may want to pick up a second zoom to pick
up where the kit lens leaves off, and also a macro/micro lens for stunning
close-ups. The beauty of having a camera that you can change lenses on is
changing lenses. :-)
Maybe somebody else can explain it better, but hope this helps.