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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:11 am 
Hi everyone,

I am Vernan from the Philippines. I don't have a DSLR yet but I am planning of having one so I read a lot of reviews. I am happy I got into Gordon's reviews and it is really helpful.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:31 am 
Hi Vernan,

welcome to the forum!!

It's not easy or straightforward to start up a new system - so many cameras, lenses, flashes, accessories to choose

On the other hand, some would say that it's never been easier.

In a sense I agree with that point of view - if you don't really know and have experience with the minute differences between the different brands, the world is your oyster.

Although we all tend to focus on the differences, the bottom line is that they are much more similar than different. It doesn't really matter what you choose when you start out and aren't already a gearhead or armchair

They can all take award-winning pictures in the right hands and the most expensive medium format Hasselblad can produce images that a dog wouldn't even pee

If you find yourself drowning in specs and tech-details, make sure that you go to a shop and handle them in person. That will often tell you most of what you need to make a decision. And if you find yourself almost paralyzed by all the many option, take a moment and go to: and enjoy some great images taken with the simplest and cheapest equipment in

Good luck with your choice!

Cheers :-)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:52 am 

Thank you.

I think I'll be getting the D5000 instead of the D3100, simple because I think the advantage of the D3100 is the video and I am more concern with still images...But I am not yet ready to get it, maybe December...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:36 am 

Thank you.

I learn a lot of things at


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:46 am 
Welcome Vernan,

Hopefully you will enjoy your time here!


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Thank you.

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