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Old 02-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #241
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Yeah, took mine down too.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:45 PM   #242
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Anyone going for the D800 or D800E next month?
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:59 PM   #243
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Nope. Not my cup of tea. I'm personally waiting for the announcement for the D400.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:18 PM   #244
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Nope, but i'm thinking about selling my D5000 for a D7000. The thing I like about the D800 is the mega pixels will allow for some massive prints and the built in HDR function. other than that it's not really a camera for you average user.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:50 PM   #245
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I went over to Best Buy last night and took a look at the Nikon D5100 and D3100 cameras. Couldn't really get any feel for how ergonomic they are in my hands as that stupid over sized security device prevents you from wrapping both hands around the cameras to see how they feel as you operate them. I'm thinking I'll need to read some good reviews and the manuals before I go back and look at them some more.

I thought the D90 sucked. Super heavy and the prism viewfinder was dark as moon light.

I'm leaning more towards the D3100 for now, but I'll end up getting the D40x on the used market to eventually have converted to a full spectrum camera for IR-UV photography.

Found a place in Eugene, OR that will update my old pre AI lenses with chips so the new cameras will mount and meter plus record the EXIF lens data.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:59 PM   #246
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Unless money is a deciding factor, I'd go D5100 over D3100. It beats the D3100 in every way. Some just slightly, some by a decent amount. Really, I don't like either but that's just me. For my money it would be the D5100.

If you don't mind buying used and can swing an extra $150-200 over the cost of the D5100, I'd grab a used D7000. It will spank the D5100 like a redheaded stepchild.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:06 AM   #247
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Unlike the D90, the D5100 is only slightly larger than the compact D3100. The lighter it is, the easier it is to have hanging around your neck all day. The D5100 may still win me over. It all depends on how the full controls feel in my hands. The less menu diving, the better the picture taking experience IMO. Money is an issue, but an extra couple of hundred won't break the bank.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:13 AM   #248
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I was actually considering selling my D300 and trying to buy a D7000 but I think I am going to wait until the D400 is announced. Only thing is, once that happens, the value of my D300 will probably sink like a Canon lens since the market will get flooded with them.



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Old 02-22-2012, 01:16 AM   #249
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If your looking for an ergonomic camera the d3100 is hard to beat. It does not weigh much (I believe the lightest/smallest slr on the market?) and to me feels very sturdy.

It seems to me the d5000 has only a few big advantages, the screen, better light sensitivity but everything else is pretty marginal and IMO doesn't matter much.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:36 AM   #250
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The D3100 vs D5000 is not significant however the D3100 vs D5100 is.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:01 AM   #251
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I was actually considering selling my D300 and trying to buy a D7000 but I think I am going to wait until the D400 is announced. Only thing is, once that happens, the value of my D300 will probably sink like a Canon lens since the market will get flooded with them.
No it won't. Nikons keep their value better than most other older cameras. Just do a search on E-bay and other used camera sellers. It may drop a little value, but not precipitously after the newer models come out. Try buying a D3 or D300 and you'll see they are still friggin' expensive. Heck a D90 still sells for way more than I'd want to pay considering how much better the newer Nikons are in comparison.
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What macro lens do you guys use?


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I use a normal 18-55mm lens reverse mounted.
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I use a normal 18-55mm lens reverse mounted.
Got any pics and what you used to reverse mount the lens?
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #255
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I use a Fotodiox reversing ring camera mount adapter. It's $7.99 on amazon.
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