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    Tripod suggestions Please

    Check Amazon for the Ravelli APGL3 or APGL5. Two different models, but one will surely fit your needs and budget. I have both and they are very good starter tripods as is the Dolica Proline ( I dont own the Dolica but it gets ecellent reviews)
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    D7100 raw processing

    I bought a D7100 and finally got around to starting to process some raw files in Photoshop Elements 10. I know that version is too old to process the new .nef files from the 7100's sensor so I downloaded the DNG converter from Adobe. Now I'm able to process the files in ACR without a problem...
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    The 16-85mm f/?

    I was in that same boat. I wanted to bypass the kit lens and get a 16-85. They show up on amazon about once every two months for 699.99 and they probably only get 5 in stock. Needless to say, they don't last long. I found a reconditioned one at my local store, (Hunts...a couple in the Boston...
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    Completely new to photography. Which camera?

    I'll ask the silly question. Why is it that, while I'm sure the advice is well intended, when people ask about a entry level camera the responces often lean toward mid-advanced bodies? For example, the OP asked specifically about the 3100 and 5100. People take the chance to start recommending...
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    D7100?

    You really think so? I'd agree with you about the D7000. I think some kind of replacement/reorganization is going to come about pretty soon for that slot in Nikon's lineup. The D5100 didn't come out until 6 months or so after the D7k, so I'm not sure there is a imminent replacement for that...
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    D7100?

    I think the better question would be how can they bring the price of cameras down? Does anyone think the price of the D7000 will drop any further with the pending release of the D600 or whatever Nikon decides to replace the D7000 with? They've got the D5100 marked down $200 right now, and the...
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    d7000 replacement

    I almost wonder if the better question to ask at this point is what will happen to the price of the D7k? Its already $100 off from a promo that was supposed to end in June, but now it's out until July 28. If there is in fact a D7100 out there, or if the D600 FX will render a 7100 irrelevant...
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    DSLR choice

    I've made a short list of features I'd like on my next camera that came from what I've done with my FZ150. It's all there in the D5100, but the obvious succuss and recommendation to take a close look at the D7000 weighs on one's mind when considering what to do. For me, photography is a hobby...
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    DSLR choice

    PicMaker--- I hear you loud and clear. That's exactly where I'm at right now. I'd like a D7k for all the right reasons, but I'm not sure I can justify the price tag thats currently nearly double what the D5100 is on sale for. I really don't know if I'll every find myself in a situation where I...
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    DSLR choice

    I've checked them all and so far B+H is the best I've found. They have a D90 w/18-105 for $980. Not a terrible buy, but not an amazing one either. I think I will keep looking and keep a sharp eye out for a better deal.
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    DSLR choice

    I'm willing to pay for new as long as I know its the right choice for me. I'll sit for another couple months if the D7k turns out to be that choice. If you've been lucky buying used, more power to you. I've been burnt twice with used gear (not photography gear) so it's worth it to me to buy...
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    DSLR choice

    I'm still not sold on a D90. The best price I've seen so far (not to say that tomorrow a amazing deal won't pop up) is only about $300 less than the D7k. For that difference, I'd be buying into a newer model, and far more importantly, into Nikon's factory warranty. The idea of buying a camera...
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    DSLR choice

    The D700 is going to be way, way overboard for what I'd ever get out of it. I have no plans to do photography professionally, I just like the art form of being able to take an amazing picture, and tell a story with it. I have a few vacations I'd like to take within the next few years and visit...
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    DSLR choice

    I don't think the D90 is an option for me. If I'm going to upgrade, I'm not going to spend the money on a camera body thats already discontinued and been replaced with the D7000. I'd choose the D3200 over the D90 if it weren't missing some features even my FZ150 has (swivel screen, AEB, no...
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    DSLR choice

    Wow....everyone suggest the D7k the D5100. I did not expect the 'against the grain' advice away from the traditional thought of better lens over body. I'd heard of the D600 from nikonrumors.com. I also just heard Canon announced they were doing away with the 60d (the D7k's direct competiton)...
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    DSLR choice

    I've done a lot of research and looked at a lot of cameras. I've narrowed my choices to the D5100 or the D7000 from Nikon. Most people have told me that the lenses are the major component. Invest more in high quality lenses to get the most out of a body. I'm torn between ordering a 16-85mm...
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    D5100 sale price

    I think I narrowed my choice to a Nikon D5100 and their 16-85mm lens to go with it. I thought I'd bypass the kit lens and put the $100 I'm saving toward the better lens. The 16-85 has been backordered for some time now, and since I was in no big rush to get the camera, I waited on the body...
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    DSLR vs bridge camera

    I was planning to skip a generation in the FZ series as I ordered my FZ100 in July. In Sept, they announced the FZ150, just my f#*&ing luck!! I poured over reviews about the new model, and everyone of the said the same thing. Panasonic fixed 99% of the shortcomings of the FZ100 when they...
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    DSLR vs bridge camera

    I had the FZ100 before the 150. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, the FZ150 is far, far better than the 100. Way less noise, iA actually works very well, and just flat out better pictures from the upgraded model. It is so good, a lot of people use it in place of a DSLR in some...
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    DSLR vs bridge camera

    My buddy is more of a camera junkie than I am, shot weddings, sold pictures, etc so he knows far more than I do. He's the one who actually turned me on to the FZ150. I took my Panny and shot a panorama and had it blown up to about 40" from 7 images after PP in PSE10. I was scared to death to...
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