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  1. Nikonthoughtless150

    Nikonthoughtless150 TPF Noob!

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    Hello guys, I've been interested in photography for awhile now. But I never pulled through with it. So not to long ago i applied for a grant, went too photography class and even though there were loner cameras i wanted my own. I did some research and read some photo magazines. They all seem to point at the nikon D5000 for a very user friendly camera and best bang for your buck. I went to best buy and picked up the camera that came with a 18-55 mm lens. Ive been really happy with it. As I try to learn more and more about cameras i guess its natural for everyone but im always wanting better. The other day i stopped in at best buy once again and saw a nikon D300s and i almost had my face pushing up agaisnt the glass display case. I think they may be my next camera of choice. What do you guys think ? D5000 ok camera ? or do you prefer something other than Nikon? I personally have been raised around Nikon because my mother was a photographer and she always was using Nikon. I guess i just feel more natural with a Nikon in my hands than a Cannon. I noticed majority of photographers use Cannon ? i was wondering why that it ?


    Anyways, sorry if this is too long of a post.

    Thanks !!

    -Kody
     
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    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Canon ususally the one who come up with new things. Usually the lens are a little cheaper too. You cant go wrong with either Nikon or Canon. A lot of people buy entry level canon because it has decent video capability.
     
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    Kody, wlecome to TPF! :)

    I would hold off on the upgrade until you know you need additional features (many you may not use). I would put that money toward lenses first. Once you have progressed and got a lens or two, you will know if a different body makes sense.

    The D5000 is fantastic, loved by many. Enjoy it and keep learning! :)
     
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    Nikonthoughtless150 TPF Noob!

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    I noticed when i was looking at the cannons, there lens did seem very light almost as if there was no quality to them.

    Thanks ! yeah I really want a lens that has a wider range of zooming, i was looking at one that was 55 to 200 mm it seems pretty nice. It was a nikon lens. Are there aftermarket company lenses that will fit on nikons ? or is it just a good idea to just stick with nikon ?
     
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    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

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    There are aftermarket companies that do fit Nikon. The thing is, you need to be sure to get one with a built in focus motor in it so that it will auto-focus on your D5000.

    If budget allows, nothing wrong with building a kit on only Nikon glass. However, 3rd party makes great lgass too, it just depends on what model and your specific needs.
    I use Nikon, Tokina nd Tamron. Actually, a Tamron 17-50 2.8 is my most used lens. I bought the Tokina for ultra wide (11-16) not sure they have one with built in motor though. Regardless, you have a few optinos for ultra wide anyway.

    As far as 55-200, I would only consider the VR version. It's a good lens, great value for the money. If you can, the 70-300 has better Vibration Reduction, reaches further, and has better IQ.
     
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    Nikonthoughtless150 TPF Noob!

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    ill definitely look into those companies.. and i haven't been using auto focus, I have the camera on all manual mode including the lens it self.
     
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    Nikonthoughtless150 TPF Noob!

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    i noticed people were posting photos and i love threads with photos so i figured id post some pics that ive taken with te D5000. Tell me what you think.

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    Hey all I am from NH , a mom of 2 busy boys and I just love the camera. Can anyone recommend a nice starter digital camera? I was looking at nikon d5000 and people seem to like it , is there anything better or is that a good start?
     
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    Thread Jack ftl...
     
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    I have a friend in Milford NH, beautiful area. Welcome!
     

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