New dSLR!

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  1. ferguson911

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    Quick little story, i've been doing photoshoots for money since a few months with my panasonic fz-35 bridge camera, getting wonderful results!

    I've gotten many contracts for the summer, and well I decided i need a new tool.

    I ordered today a Nikon d5000 with 2 lenses 18-55VR & 55-200VR
    I loved the simplicity and use of this camera on paper! I will be receiving it next wednesday.

    anyone have experience with this specific camera?

    thanks :D
     
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    Is this a serious question? If the camera was made by Nikon or Canon in the last 10 years at least 3 people have had experience with it.
     
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    I am sure hundreds have, but I shoot Canon. I hope you went somewhere and at least held the camera.
     
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    I held a similar model! i love the chunkiness as i have big hands
     
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    You may have made a mistake. Sometimes the difference in similar models can be huge as far as weight and overall shape.
     
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    yeah, you really should have checked it out in person. How something seems on paper is totally different when it comes down to using it. But to answer your question i have used the D5000 and it's pretty nice. It has the same quality as the D90 and D300/D300s. Just make sure you become familiar with the workings of a dslr. You'll get it after playing with it for a while.
     
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    I'm sure you'll like it. I don't particularly agree with the others...you held a similar one then you got a feel for Nikon's build and hopefully general size (if you didn't test a D700). I have a D5000 coming on Tuesday and I too have never held a D5000.
     
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    Congrats on the new purchase. You might check the manual at Nikon USA, you can download it and start reading it before the camera comes :)

    Also, there is probably several videos on YouTube with folks showing the settings and stuff.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Thanks

    well i live in a region far from camera stores....... so I could not try the exact model.

    What accesories should i be thinking about getting, i heard the battery grip is a must! extra batteries, and lens wise ??
     

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