Nikon D5100
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    Nikon D5100

    by Banjo » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:56 pm

    Hello all, my name is Banjo, l am from the Gippsland area, l am a new member and this is my first post. I'm new to photography, but with help and advice from my friend, Dug, l think l will buy a Nikon D5100 with 18 105 lens.
    Do other members think this would be a good choice?

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    by vlt87kal » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:01 pm

    hey welcome mate, im new aswell only a couple months into it :) im using a d5000 little older but, i think no matter what camera it comes down to your time and patience most cameras will produce the same shots as far as iv learnt so far
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    by Bungy » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:13 pm

    welcome to the forums.

    Get the Nikon or you won't hear the end of it from Dug :lol: :lol:
    The D5100 is a nice entry level DSLR by the way.
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    by Banjo » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:15 pm

    Thanks mate, when you start looking into it, it's a whole new world.
    Yeah Steve he said there were no other cameras 'cept Nikon on the market :lol:

    Cheers
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    by Dug » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:39 pm

    Nikon nikon nikon nikon nikon !!!

    another soul saved from the eternal damnation of canon !

    Does anyone have the 18 105 nikon lens ??

    any feedback on them for Banjo ?
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    by K1W1 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:37 am

    A D5100 is a great camera it will give you everything you need as a beginner or as a single camera then will perform admirably as a second camera if you decide to progress in photography.
    It's probably Nikons best ever DSLR for video if you decide to play in that space.
    The 18-105 on the other hand is IMO just okay. Personally i would be more inclined to try to pick one up second hand or even grey they buy a new one in Australia. They are a fairly slow focussing lens and I haven't been stunned by any images I've seen from them or taken with the two I have used.
    For a single lens a better albeit more expensive option is the 16-85 VR. If that's out of the price range consider a twin lens kit with a 18-55 and a 55-300 you will not loose any quality over the 18-105 but you will gain versatility.
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    by Nitnat » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:15 am

    Hi,

    I have the d90 with the twin lens kit (18-55 and 55-200).
    I also have used the 18-105 and must say it is 1 cut above the twin lens kit.

    Nothing specific in handling or usage, however it just appears to be overall that little bit sharper.

    Whatever is decided, I would recommend buying body only and picking 1 good lens to start with :)

    My brother has the 5100 and got the twin lens kit it comes with (55-300?) his long zoom certainly appears to be better quality than my 55-200, as I believe they are a newer lens to the market.

    Matt
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    by Banjo » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:31 am

    Thank you all for your advice. I think l will go with the 18 105, then down the track, as l get more confident l will look at other lens.

    Cheers
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    Banjo
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    by Banjo » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:58 pm

    Well the man in the red suit has got my D5100 all wrapped up, and hidden away :roll: Hey Dug, we'll have to go out for a shoot in the new year :D

    Cheers
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    by tasherlock » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:23 pm

    Have just joined this forum and am also consider buying the D5100 and I am not sure how much zoom the 18 105 has. Apparently you can't compare this to a film camera with a 100mm lens. Would the digital 105mm lens be that much different to a 100mm lens for a film camera. I have recently bought a L810 Coolpix for my wife and it has an amazing zoom for a compact camera.
    Interested to hear your thoughts.
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    by beeb » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:06 pm

    Not knowing Nikons, I'm going to assume it's a crop-frame Nikon, in which case it makes the lens rounghly equivelant to a 27-157mm on a film or 35mm-sensor digital camera (Nikon crop bodies are a 1.5x crop IIRC...).
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    by ozjeeper » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:12 pm

    The D5100 has the APS-C sensor at 23.6mm X 15.6mm and is a 16.1MP camera.
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