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Old 02-08-2012, 03:31 PM
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I couldn't agree more! In order to hold my 70-300mm steady at 300mm i need to be shooting at like 1/2000 of a second!!!

everything Cheeseman said is SPOT ON. I've had my d300 for years now and still go through the Lantern guide regularly to remind myself of the features.

I might even go as far as to say some of the entry level cameras need you to read the manual even closer since many options are menu driven. I upgraded from the Nikon D40x (still one of my favorites) to the D300 so I could change settings on the fly with buttons and dials.

also think about how heavy this stuff gets. when I borrow a D700 with battery grip and the 24-70mm/2.8 the weight is like 7lbs! you gotta carry this stuff around.
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What do you guys think of the Canon DSLR T3? Target has a smokin deal inludes another lens and the wife wants a new camera.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:51 PM
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What do you guys think of the Canon DSLR T3? Target has a smokin deal inludes another lens and the wife wants a new camera.
Nikon's D5100 is a better camera at that price point. Better yet, the newer D3200 is actually a better camera than the 5100 IMO. Get a good piece of glass.

I bought my mom a T2i and the photos are excellent with decent glass that she already owned.
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Nikon's D5100 is a better camera at that price point. Better yet, the newer D3200 is actually a better camera than the 5100 IMO. Get a good piece of glass.

I bought my mom a T2i and the photos are excellent with decent glass that she already owned.
X2 on the good lens. Years ago I didn't really understand how big the image quality impact of the lens quality was. However, after having shot with a lot of different Nikon, Tamron, Tokina, and Sigma glass over the years, I'd now take a 24-70 2.8, or my old Tokina 12-24, on a D3200 over a kit lens on a D600. I've become a fan of trying before buying by renting from borrowlenses.com or lensrentals.com. Both have great customer service, and lots of different options. It's also good if you want to get a lens for a trip that you can't really justify buying.
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I am seriously considering the Nikon D5200 bundle from Sam's Club. It is on sale until the 9th and includes the 18-55 and the 55-200. Many of the reviews I have read have indicated that the 39 point AF is way superior to the 5100's 5 or something.

$979.00 is a couple hundred less for this bundle than I have seen anywhere else.

Comments? If I am going to buy this I need to pull the trigger by Sunday.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:57 PM
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that's a nice setup. also check B&H photo to see what they can offer. My latest Popular Photography magazine raved about it.
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Jeff, that's a good camera with some really nice extras. I think you'll be very happy with it. I have the 55-200 lens (the VR version -- not sure if this is the VR version but I bet it is), and it works really well. With the 16 GB card and the wireless adapter included, the only thing you might want to purchase is a flash and maybe a tripod. You will get many years of use out of this.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:18 AM
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Jeff, that's a good camera with some really nice extras. I think you'll be very happy with it. I have the 55-200 lens (the VR version -- not sure if this is the VR version but I bet it is), and it works really well. With the 16 GB card and the wireless adapter included, the only thing you might want to purchase is a flash and maybe a tripod. You will get many years of use out of this.
Thanks, Matt. It has a built-in flash, and I already have a tripod. And yes, the Nikkor lenses have the VR feature.

My neighbor has the 5100 and really likes how easy the firmware is to use. That means a lot to me too - I have a Pentax P&S which is a nice little camera but a PITA to menu your way in to whatever it is that you want to set up.
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Why not go with the D7000?
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Because of the screaming deal on the D5200 bundle.

I pulled the trigger on Friday. I'll post up some images when I get time. Gotta run!
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