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Old Jun 16, 2011, 1:34 AM   #1
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I thinking to buy Nikon D5100...what do you thik about this model? Is there something better with same price?
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 2:09 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome first questions what do you take pictures of and what is your budget this will help. What made you choose the the d5100.
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I like to shoot macro and scenery, my budget is about $ 850 and why? because i read a preview and it looks good
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 4:28 AM   #4
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Hi nothing wrong with the d5100 but in the same price range mabe you should look at the canon t3i and even the t2i, and ith the later save some moneey for extra lens.
In the end get a short list and go and hold them see how they suit you.
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ok thx very much
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Some considerations: To quote Ken Rockwell (http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d5100.htm) and others The D-5100/D-7000 (Same sensor and software) produce the best images of ANY digital camera. The the D-5100 has an unparalleled LDC that rotates. These are items that NO other camera has. I am going to get one as a second camera to my pro-level Nikon. If you have Nikon lens do check if they will work on the camera. One of my four will have to be manually focused. Not a big deal for that lens.
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If you are into macro, you will want a macro lens and tripod. As shooting true macro you will be stop down to control the dof, so IS is not as important in a macro lens, for handheld close up it is nice to have.

But a good macro lens in the 90-105 range will add 400-450 dollars. So you wave01's suggestion of the T2i can make up a little in the macro lens department.

The kit lens for both the canon and the nikon are both quite good for kit lenses.

The canon 60d and t3i which is in the save price range actually has a bit better swivel lcd then the d5100, better resolution.
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