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07-18-2013 11:17 AM
anddrival D5100 refurbished body + 50mm prime will surely be the better option to go with.This is with some extra good features especially its new good graphics and background design features.
Anyhow thanks for nice contribution.
07-18-2013 01:07 AM
Originally Posted by Da Plant Man View Post
I do have to admit, mine did have some editing done to them, but that is considered almost essential in the world of digital photography. I highly recommend Adobe lightroom if your looking for a program.
It seems to me that it's very rare to find a good quality digital photo that hasn't been edited.
07-18-2013 12:43 AM
Da Plant Man I do have to admit, mine did have some editing done to them, but that is considered almost essential in the world of digital photography. I highly recommend Adobe lightroom if your looking for a program.
07-17-2013 11:27 PM
Dan's85 I can see that. A D5100 kit from flEbay fits right into my budget too.
07-17-2013 10:37 PM
concepts88 I just wanted to add the shots i posted are jpg and not raw and they had no post processing done to it. So you can do incredible things with even a basic camera, technique and good glass.
07-17-2013 10:27 PM
Dan's85 I think one of the D5100 refurbished kits might be the way for me to go then. All of those pics are incredible.
07-17-2013 09:53 PM
Da Plant Man D5100 refurbished with kit lens.

Here are some examples as well. Took these the other day.

Caught a shooting star

Its a little out of focus, but you get the idea.

All of these were taken this past week. This just shows the day-to-day shots you can get.
07-17-2013 05:40 PM
concepts88 When I first started out. I used a D5100 and I paired it with a 17-55 DX 2.8 Lens. The lens itself is retail 1600, so it was more than double the cost of the camera. I have since improved and use a different Nikon now.

Here is an example of a shot on a D5100 and a Nikon 17-55 2.8 Lens

Later photos on a D7000
07-17-2013 04:28 AM
Dan's85 Cool. Thanks again!
07-17-2013 03:42 AM
concepts88 You usually don't use auto focus for macro shots
07-17-2013 03:40 AM
Da Plant Man Yes, but some won't have auto focus. The D5100 for instance only supports AF-S style auto focuses. While older cameras and more expensive ones like the D90 can support AF-S and just AF. The difference is that the motor for AF-S is in the lens, while AF has the motor in-camera.
07-17-2013 02:24 AM
Dan's85 One quick question, will all Nikon lenses work with all of their cameras?
07-17-2013 02:07 AM
concepts88 Megapixels mean nothing unless you plan to blow your picture up for posters or crop photo intensely. It's all about the camera, the settings and mainly your glass. Your lenses.
07-17-2013 02:06 AM
concepts88 D5100 is good D5200 refurbish is better. It has more megapixels. 5100 and 5200 has flipout screen for video. If you i need video get a d3100 or refurb d3200 which has more megapixels.
07-17-2013 01:11 AM
Plant keeper Sorry to hijack the thread but I there a camera that is like the D5100 that is 300 but still as good?
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