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Worth it?

Would it be worth it to sell my D5100 and buy the new D3200?

Pretty simple question. Opinions?


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No. I could create a masterpiece with an ancient D40. Such a small difference in cameras will make an even smaller difference in results. When you need to upgrade, you will know.

If you have to ask, you're not ready.


Buy a nice lens instead.
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If you have to ask, you're not ready.
Okay, Dad.... -awkward silence-



The thing about getting new lens is you have to have money. I could sell my camera and get the new one. Not really spending much. If the D5200 comes out, I am going to buy it. Not because I'm not happy with my D5100, just because I'm cool like that :P


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What telephoto lens should I get? I want at least 300mm. I was looking at this one. Too good to be true? Also, what macro lens? I want a either a 50mm macro or 100mm. Dunno which yet.


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The one you linked to is actually not a terrible lens, especially for the price. If you can swing it, this lens is excellent for the price. You can find it used easily for $100-150 less than new.

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What telephoto lens should I get? I want at least 300mm. I was looking at this one. Too good to be true? Also, what macro lens? I want a either a 50mm macro or 100mm. Dunno which yet.
That one is an AF lens, so it wont autofocus on your D5100. Only AF-S lenses will.
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That one is an AF lens, so it wont autofocus on your D5100. Only AF-S lenses will.
I never used auto focus anymore. I can't stand it, even for action shots and stuff. Manual is the way to go


I'm REALLY tempted for that one you linked to Nubster. I might just have to save up and get it.


Can you guys recommend a good micro (macro) one? B&H has a 60mm refurbished that looks pretty good.


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I'm in love with that 300mm you mentioned Nubster.

I'm now selling my 55g to fund it.


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haha...it is a nice lens. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone that needs a zoom but can't afford the 70-200 f/2.8 which personally I can't wait to be able to afford. As far as macros, the 60mm is really nice, for value I'd recommend the Tamron 90mm macro. You can grab a nice copy for around $300 usually.

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