Mid-priced Nikon cameras?
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    Mid-priced Nikon cameras?

    by kimcasablancas » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:41 pm

    Hey everyone!

    I'm fairly new to photography and at the moment I've just practiced on a small point-and-shoot digital, but I'm looking to take it a step further and get an SLR. I've been looking at Nikon cameras, because I like the price points vs quality. I want something on the more affordable end, but it doesn't have to be super cheap either. I was thinking something like this one or something like it.

    Would anyone recommend that model? Or does anyone have recommendations for something similarly priced?[/url]
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    by vlt87kal » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:26 pm

    i got a d5000 for just under a grand as my first dslr i love it mate...........
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    by Dug » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:34 pm

    D5000 D5100 D90 are all excellent cameras you will not be disappointed

    ( you will probably get addicted and upgrade sooner or later ) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    by K1W1 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:58 am

    Like the others I'd step up one step from the D3100. My recommendation is the D5100. The older D5000 and D90 bodies are good but the D5100 has the latest sensor and software and outperforms both quite noticeably.

    I'd also look at vendors other than Amazon. If you are buying grey then Amazon is not the most cost effective option.

    You may want to consider what is called a twin lens kit consisting of a 18-55 and a 55-200 or 55-300 lens. The twin lens kit gives you enough to do a wide variety of photography and to discover what parts of photography you really enjoy.
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    by Dug » Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:57 pm

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/8 ... _55mm.html


    Have a look

    I bought my D700 refurbished and in my opinion it was better than new

    I know if there were any faults they had been checked and fixed :lol:
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    by matt » Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:24 pm

    Kogan has a speciel on a the moment. I think a D7000 body was a bit over a $1k..

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    by K1W1 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:28 pm

    Edit: Wrong place
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    by kimcasablancas » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:34 pm

    matt wrote:Kogan has a speciel on a the moment. I think a D7000 body was a bit over a $1k..


    A bit out of my budget, but thanks!

    Thanks for the info everyone! I'll keep shopping around and look at those models!

    Actually have a Groupon deal voucher that I can use towards electronics, so maybe that could save me a few dollars on a better camera? Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
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    by Banjo » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:57 am

    I'm also new to photography and have settled on the D5100, it seems to tick all the boxes and according to the 'experts' it is a good camera.
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    by jmiller » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:33 am

    The D90 is right at the mid range of the price pack while being considered as an upper entry level dslr. I have one now and though some components of the spec sheet favor the D5100, I would still go with the D90 at any given day.

    Well, probably because I have gone through a level of comfort ability with it already, o r plainly because the camera is just great.

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