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Old Jan 30, 2015, 12:15 PM   #11
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Yes I came over in the 80s to visit another aunt and uncle who lived in Florida. We met some very nice people there. I,ve always found Americans to be very friendly people generally,

I used to meet a lot of them when I worked in London.When I was a boy during WW2 the U.S. soldiers used to give us kids chewing gum. Good memories of a bad time.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 4:28 AM   #12
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Just an update for anyone who;s interested.

I had the opportunity to try the 18-300 f6.3 out yesterday against my 18-200.
I took a series of shots indoors and out with my lens them swapped lenses and tried to take the same shots with as near settings as possible.
It showed on my pc that the 18-300mm f6.3 is slightly sharper at all focal lengths, barreling and pin cushion were about the same, but moire which is not noticeable on my 18-200 was quite noticeable on the 18-300 at 18mm and 300mm particularly. Downside of a bit more sharpness I guess.
So considering my D5100 has an anti aliasing filter built in how much worse will it be on the D5300 etc that don't have that filter any more.?
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Old Feb 13, 2015, 11:03 AM   #13
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This is a link to Nikon Rumors article

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/02/04/wh...on-d800e.aspx/

I'm not sure if this totally answers your questions and concerns relative to moire.
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Old Feb 13, 2015, 1:00 PM   #14
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Thanks for the reply , very interesting. The weather over here at the moment is very grey and misty , not ideal for looking at camera lenses but it does help show their weak points needing slow shutters and large ish apertures.
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Old Feb 16, 2015, 6:28 PM   #15
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Back to the D5100 to D5300 thing... only the upgrade in AF module would swing me... as I shoot moving targets a great deal.... so,I'd be looking at the D5200 (same AF as D5300) which should be less expensive...!
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Old Mar 10, 2015, 6:46 PM   #16
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Just an update,I tried out the d5500 +18 300 f6..3 outfit out recently,so incase anyones interested.
I found the lens to be not as good on either my d5100 or the d5500 ,worse c/a mainly.On the 18 200 you have to look at 100% and then hunt for it ,on the 18 300mmf63 it jumps out at you away from the very centre. The d5500 seemed to slightly over expose and added a bit more saturation.l can alter my d5100 in camera settings to get a similar result
Low light high iso ,I compared 1600 3200 6400 12800 in poor light with both cameras set up the same, the d5500 had slightly less noise at the expence of detail ,quite smooth, so I preferred the d5100 detail inc a bit more noise, 12800 is for emergency use only imho.
I stopped using the 18 300mm and kept with my lens, I only noticed a bit more sharpness at 18mm with the d5500 than the d5100 but strangely at 200mm the d5100 was sharper than the d5500 ?
The touch screen has it's uses for tripod work I guess but for normal use it didnt impress me very much, you have to press buttons to access it then tap on it to scroll through things like iso levels, I can live without it happily, the chap in the shop said you can disable it, so I said "or get the d5300" . So no surprises for you guys but for me I am much happier with my d5100 +18 200mm. One last thing with the lenses ,I cropped my 200mm lens to match the same image as taken with the 300mm size wise and the 200mm looked as good..
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