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Old Jun 5, 2010, 4:39 PM   #11
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compare to the d3000 and e520 yes, but compare to other camera in it's price the sony a3xx falls behind.
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Old Jun 5, 2010, 5:13 PM   #12
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The OP stated that he or she had to make a decision today, and has never returned to the thread. I know! It is the weekend, and strange things happen on weekends.

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The OP stated that he or she had to make a decision today, and has never returned to the thread. I know! It is the weekend, and strange things happen on weekends.

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ha ha.....I'm here, I'm here!!! I took back the Olympus and ended up going with your suggestion and got the D5000! My husband is taking pictures of me as I type lol.....I think I may have to go buy myself another camera because it seems this camera has given him the photo bug now! I am happy though because we can learn and enjoy this hobby together.

We only have the 18-55mm lens and hope to get another lens in the next few weeks! We are TOTAL NEWBIES when it comes to photography so our heads are swimming right now lol.

Thanks to everyone for the help! I look forward to hanging out in these forums and learning

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Old Jun 5, 2010, 9:01 PM   #14
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Congratulations, Michelle-

You made a good choice. If both of you can enjoy photography together that is wonderful. Photographers are like concert pianists, the more they practice, the better they get.

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Old Jun 5, 2010, 9:08 PM   #15
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Get yourself the D90, would be the camera you want to get as he seems to have taken a shining to the D5000. Shearing hobbies with your spouse is always fun. My wife and I shear a bunch of different hobbies including photography, and it keeps thing fun for us.

I would suggest the nikon AF-s 35mm 1.8 for the d5000. It will improve it's low light shooting ability indoors. It is about 190 dollars. A very good lens and will give close to a eye prospective.
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Old Jun 5, 2010, 11:38 PM   #16
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Thanks for the suggestions!!
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When the budget allows, another inexpensive, but very good lens for the D-5000 is the 55-200mmVR lens, which you can find for under $200.

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When the budget allows, another inexpensive, but very good lens for the D-5000 is the 55-200mmVR lens, which you can find for under $200.

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This is the lens that we were planning on getting next! Hopefully by the end of the month we will get this one.....we have extra money for camera stuff since the oil spill is putting a major damper on our boating adventures
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What do you like to shoot, you may want something with more then 200mm of reach.
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There is a big sale at adorama for the 55-200 VR lens. 129

http://www.adorama.com/NK55200VRR.html
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