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#21 Dec 27 2015 12:49am
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Quote (JAYZONE @ Dec 26 2015 10:39pm)
there's a sale right now for the d7100 you should get it. less than $500 and it can use both type of lenses (G and non G). The 3k and 5k series are a bunch of hoax. you can't really use it long term and the lens variety is very low.. unless you want to shoot manual.


huh? the advantage of the APS-C formats is that you can use both DX and FX lenses. the 7100 doesn't really have lens advantage over the 3k and 5k series. really the only differences are the image processors which make minute performance differences. don't get me wrong, the 7100 is a great body, but it's advantages over the 3300 and 53/500 are minimal. the only real benefit is micro-calibration, which you can get around with the Sigma Art, Contemporary and Sport lenses.

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http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-AFA011N700-150-600mm-Cameras-Essential/dp/B013VP0FSM/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1451181524&sr=8-14&keywords=150-600mm%20nikon

It's this one and he said he's willing to sell it to me for 475 if I end up wanting it and he gets the one he wants because he wants the 150-600 sport for some reason when he's barely used this one lol

But this lens is so far down on my list of items I'd want right now


i would have said the sigma contemporary is the 150-600 to get, but for $475, the tamron is a bloody steal. thats a ridiculous price. if he'll let it go for that, skip the 70-300 altogether.
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#22 Dec 27 2015 12:55am
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So will a d3300 be perfectly fine for me to start?

I was looking at the 5500 but I can't justify the 800 right now as I'm just a beginner lol
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#23 Dec 27 2015 01:37am
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So will a d3300 be perfectly fine for me to start?

I was looking at the 5500 but I can't justify the 800 right now as I'm just a beginner lol


yes the d3300 at its price-point is good and good for starting out for a year or more
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#24 Dec 27 2015 01:38am
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yes the d3300 at its price-point is good and good for starting out for a year or more


Sweet. Thank you :)

If I had a little more time to wait I'd get the 5500 but I'm leaving before I get my taxes and I wanna document everything so I'm buying soon :)
JAYZONE
#25 Dec 28 2015 07:49am
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if you plan to stay with G lenses go with the d3k and d5k if you want to expand and SAVE money get the d7k camera.

In the end you will SAVE money by buying cheaper better lenses.

Just because it's a "g" lens with a built in auto focus that doesn't mean it's better. Some other fx/dx generation lenses will out perform new generation lenses. When you buy a lens, you look for glass quality not by the new release. By getting your hands on a d3k or d5k you limit yourself to those built in autofocus lenses and these lenses will start to rack up in $$$. This will limit you from buying great 3rd party lenses that are cheaper yet perform better (signma,tamron,rokinon/samyang).

Go on reddit r/nikon if you want. The best thing about Nikon is that you're able to use any lenses post AI unlike canon. So really, all you need to invest your money on good glass (Ai, Ai-S, D, G)

The d3k and d5k are for beginners and not enthusiats. If that's what you are, and you do not plan to expand your glass arsenal or even think about going further into photography then the d3k and the d5k series is for you.

I owned a d3300 and sold it within a week and got a d7000. It was the best decision i made. I now own a d750 and I the cheaper better FX lenses i bought along with my apc sensor camera.

even consider the d7000 as a starter and go from there to a fullframe or a newer gen d7k series body.

Do your research. google and reddit is great.

Tbh, i'm not being biased but if you want to take your photography further get a d7000 and appreciate that 1/8000 of a shutter speed.

If you can find a local owner of a d7100 or a d7200 in your price range, you should get it. Its christmas season and some do not like they gifts ;)

This post was edited by JAYZONE on Dec 28 2015 07:56am
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