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UER Forum > UE Photography > The Official "What camera to buy?" Thread (Viewed 167996 times)
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Re: The Official "What camera to buy?" Thread
< Reply # 460 on 9/6/2012 9:33 PM >
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D90 can use better lenses with AF unless you want to use old Nikon manual focus lenses and do your own metering

The only aspect where the D90 is better than the D5100 is the in-body AF motor.. that's it.





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< Reply # 461 on 9/6/2012 10:21 PM >
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The only aspect where the D90 is better than the D5100 is the in-body AF motor.. that's it.




If you're just taking snapshots, or facebook pictures, or tripod photos sure.

But if you want to shoot sports with a 80-200 2.8 AFD ($800) on a D5100 you're out of luck. You could always buy the 70-200 2.8 VRii for $2,500.

Or if you want to shoot sports with the 300 2.8 AFD ($1,800) you're out of luck, but you can always get the AFS for only $6,000.


Or... you can get the slower focusing 50mm afs, slower focusing 85mm 1.8 afs, for twice the price as the faster AFDs.

Considering there is no AI tab on either, the D7000 is better than both.

Or a D300/s //etc.

Or shoot film. I've got a F4 and a FE both will take almost any nikon lens ever made. I have a few N80s even, and they will not vignette all that much with a crop lens.




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Re: The Official "What camera to buy?" Thread
< Reply # 462 on 9/7/2012 12:46 AM >
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If you're just taking snapshots, or Facebook pictures, or tripod photos sure.

The D5100 has the same sensor as the D7000, so.. same technical image quality (high ISO, dynamic range, etc.).

But if you want to shoot sports with a 80-200 2.8 AFD ($800) on a D5100 you're out of luck. You could always buy the 70-200 2.8 VRii for $2,500.

True, but how often do abandonments move about?

Or if you want to shoot sports with the 300 2.8 AFD ($1,800) you're out of luck, but you can always get the AFS for only $6,000.

This lens you describe does not exist. You're probably referring to the first 300mm f/2.8 AF non-D.. if so, the autofocus speed on this lens is slooooow as fuck, anyway.

Considering there is no AI tab on either, the D7000 is better than both.

Well, of course the D7000 is the better bet.. but some people have budgets.





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< Reply # 463 on 9/7/2012 7:47 AM >
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Well, of course the D7000 is the better bet.. but some people have budgets.





they should worry about lenses then. but they won't




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Re: The Official "What camera to buy?" Thread
< Reply # 465 on 9/16/2012 7:13 AM >
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Now where to find $2099

http://www.nikonus...as/25488/D600.html

I'm still waiting to see if Nikon will release anything else at Photokina, such as a D400.




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< Reply # 466 on 9/19/2012 11:21 PM >
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Does anybody have any experience with the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 non VC? There is one on Craigslist for $150 that i've had my eye on for awhile, seems like a pretty good lens for the price.




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< Reply # 467 on 9/20/2012 1:37 AM >
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Does anybody have any experience with the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 non VC? There is one on Craigslist for $150 that i've had my eye on for awhile, seems like a pretty good lens for the price.


It's sharper than most equivalent zooms but it loses sorely to a good prime.

http://forums.dpre...ad=33345049&page=1

It easily competes with the canon or nikon top zooms.


I thought about selling my Tokina 35mm prime for this lens but reconsidered after seeing this:
http://photography...042647&postcount=7



Be careful that the lens hasn't been dropped or damaged at that price point though.




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< Reply # 468 on 9/22/2012 9:35 PM >
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I found a Sears KS-1, a rebadged Ricoh XR-6, with both a kit lens and a 135mm telephoto for $10 at the thrift store yesterday.





Does anyone know what brand the lens is, besides Sears? It is a K-mount.




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< Reply # 470 on 10/4/2012 4:34 AM >
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D600 Full frame if the depreciation does not bother you. D700 full frame goes for $1200 on the bay now and will drop a bit more as the D600 delivery proceeds. or a D200 APS-C $400 it will meter AI converted, AI and AIS primes and still looks really good. I'm still using a D70! and use my iphone light meter app if I use some of my old AI or AIS primes. But may fave is an Epson R-D1x that I use with some really old Leica primes.



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< Reply # 471 on 10/20/2012 10:16 PM >
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I have a hundred dollars to buy a lens, I'm looking into the Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8. I don't know much about lenses, but mostly I shoot bands and architecture and stuff. Would this lens be good for me or does anybody have suggestions on something better within my price range?




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The Canon 50mm f/1.8 is, like most 50's, a decent lens.. albeit a bit longish when used on APS-C bodies.

Try to find the first version of the lens with the metal mount and distance scale, the build quality (and arguably, the autofocus) is superior to the current Mk. II.

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< Reply # 473 on 10/21/2012 12:01 AM >
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The Canon 50mm f/1.8 is, like most 50's, a decent lens.. albeit a bit longish when used on APS-C bodies.

Try to find the first version of the lens with the metal mount and distance scale, the build quality (and arguably, the autofocus) is superior to the current Mk. II.

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http://i910.photob...fansstuff14548.jpg


Which is around $200-300 for the mk I.

For between $200-500 there are so many good options without breaking the bank.

For ~$100, the 50/1.8 is the only thing in that price range worth buying.

It's sharp and is four stops faster than the kit lens.

I'd recommend:


Sharper, wider, all around better lens, marginally more expensive.
http://www.the-dig...e-Lens-Review.aspx
$199 brand new:

or

http://www.the-dig...I-Lens-Review.aspx
~$399 used adorama or $350 used ob amazon warehouse
You lose a stop and sharpness but you gain range.



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Which is around $200-300 for the mk I.

lolwut? Where do you see these going for $200-300?

If you look hard enough, you can find one cheap enough used. Hell, I found the one pictured for $4.. and it even had an EOS 630 film body attached.





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There's no way I can afford anything over a hundred right now, but I'll definitely consider those lenses for future options. But
I can't seem to find anywhere online to buy the first version, I'm only seeing the II.




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There's no way I can afford anything over a hundred right now, but I'll definitely consider those lenses for future options. But
I can't seem to find anywhere online to buy the first version, I'm only seeing the II.

The first version is optically identical to the current Mk. II. It was introduced in 1987 along with the EOS system. It was replaced with the current version with SHITTY build quality in 1990 as a cost-saving measure.




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The first version is optically identical to the current Mk. II. It was introduced in 1987 along with the EOS system. It was replaced with the current version with SHITTY build quality in 1990 as a cost-saving measure.




Yeah I read that the new one is made out of mostly plastic, but I guess I'll just have to settle for it. Thank you for the help though!




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Today I upgraded from a Nikon D90 to a Nikon D600.





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< Reply # 479 on 10/31/2012 4:50 AM >
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Today I upgraded from a Nikon D90 to a Nikon D600.

What do you think of it thus far?




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