So far, what she has shot is mostly houses and buildings while on vacation (New Orleans, Williamsburg, etc.) and scenic stuff on our walks through the woods and fields up here in Silicon Valley. She has not used my rb nor an of my LF equipment, A bit of a klutz (*L*). She has mastered the Zorki so understands somewhat about exposure control. I want to get her interested in this while the interest is still there.
Thanks for all the advice so far. It's nice to know that no one has mentioned any dogs yet.
tim in san jose
In that case, I think an 80mm and/or a 55mm is a good way to start. Both lenses are good, and cheap. If you get a good enough deal, one of the slower model 150s (4.0 or 3.5) might be due in short order, if she likes using the camera. Medium teles are often helpful for shooting what you mentioned, as I am sure you know.
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