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Old Oct 24, 2010, 7:48 PM   #61
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Ok, i think im finally all set to actually order something now... ive got the body, 2 kit lens's, sigma 70-200, the nikon 50mm, the canon 52mm 500D close up lens (to fit on the kit 55-200), a few lens hoods, and a wireless remote...

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Old Oct 24, 2010, 7:52 PM   #62
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Base on your needs, and set up. The pentax might have been a bit better options over the nikon. The pentax has a slight lead in high iso shooting over the nikon even though they both use a sony sensor. So for indoor sports like volleyball where the light might require you to shoot at 3200iso, the pentax does it a little better. And it may have save you a little bit of money also.
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 7:53 PM   #63
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mrpete, i just read your post.
why dont you think that with the D5000 none of those lens's (with built in auto-focus AF in them) will auto focus?

isnt that why there is an AF motor built inside the lens? that way the lens talks (excuse my lack of technical terminology) to the camera bodies' computer thingy, and that is how I get the auto focus?
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Base on your needs, and set up. The pentax might have been a bit better options over the nikon.
you may be right, but what can i say to my blind commitment to big name brands?

another factor in getting the nikon over the pentax was the size. I have big hands, and the nikon is just a bit bigger, and has better options for a battery-grip add-on.
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The AF system on the d5000 is not as good for action as the canon, and just behind the pentax. So depending on how the subject is moving. The d5000 might misfocus. going left to right or right to left should be fine. But if the subject is moving toward you, that can be a problem with the d5000. But not a major one.
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Everything I buy can be returned if I don't like it.
Everything I buy can be returned if I don't like it.
Everything I buy can be returned if I don't like it.
Everything I buy can be returned if I don't like it.
Everything I buy can be returned if I don't like it.

I need to keep telling myself this, and just bite the bullet, buy the gear, and if I don't like it I can return it.
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That is true you can add a battery grip to the d5000. With the grip it will give you about the same amount of photos the k-x can shoot with AA eneloop rechargeable batteries on 1 charge. About 1100 photos. And it is a little larger camera.

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you may be right, but what can i say to my blind commitment to big name brands?

another factor in getting the nikon over the pentax was the size. I have big hands, and the nikon is just a bit bigger, and has better options for a battery-grip add-on.
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Actually before you buy anything, is there a good camera shop that is close to you to try each camera? It would actually be better to put hands on all the camera and items mention before buying.

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Holding a DSLR at arms length to use live view will probably result in some pretty poor shots because of the weight of the camera and lens is much more than your old camera. DSLRs are still meant for holding in the classic braced against the face, held with one hand on the body and the other under the lens with the elbows tucked in pose. This is especially true with larger lenses.
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Bob has a really good point, with the sig 70-200 it will be impossible to shoot with liveview unless you are the hulk, just kidding. It will be way more difficult with the weight of the sigma.
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