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 Post subject: Re: d7000, d90 or d5x00?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:27 am 
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50mm would really restrict you when in tight spaces or when you don't want to be too intrusive.

The 18-105 VR kit lens would be great as an addition for the moments when you the 50mm doesn't quite get you what you want. It doesn't weigh a ton so don't worry about the weight.

Since budget is tight I am not sure I can recommend the ultimate travel zoom 18-200 VR, but as a kit lens it is a do-it-all for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: d7000, d90 or d5x00?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:07 pm 
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I would suggest you get the D7000 with the kit lens. I did the same thing you did, wanted to save a little money and got the body only and an 35mm 1.8. It was fine for a while because I used the camera mainly for playing around and learning about photography. Primes are great for that.
But then I started taking my camera on hikes, travelling, holidays etc... and I really missed a walkaround zoom. For a trip to mexico I borrowed an 18-105mm from a friend and was thoroughly impressed. The image quality is great, VR works like a charm, focus is spot on most of the time and decently fast.
For me the kit would have been 100€ more, but I still opted against it because I didn't have any experience with the lens at that time. Now I'm regretting it because the lens it'self is 225-250€.

As for the other travel/walk around lenses. I'm not sure they are worth the premium you would pay. I'm currently holding off on purchasing a 16-85 because there have been rumours of a replacement for years now :/

I'm using a Tamron 17-50 2.8 as a walkaround, but I don't like it that much. The corners at 17mm are very soft and I miss the VR something fierce especially while hiking (my hands aren't as steady when I'm getting tired).

Just wanted to share my experiences, hope it helps.

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 Post subject: Re: d7000, d90 or d5x00?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:31 pm 
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D5200 would only be a choice for the articulated LCD-screen and better resolution, all other specs point to buying the D7000.

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 Post subject: Re: d7000, d90 or d5x00?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:13 am 
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The better build quality, weather sealing, 2 control dials, top lcd, etc etc... all add to a more user friendly camera and beat a few megapixels in my book.

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 Post subject: Re: d7000, d90 or d5x00?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:30 pm 
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i probably won't be recording videos using dslr since i'm not totally into it. I believe it is good to have an articulated screen but i won't really be needing it, i guess. and probably having a larger res. is not my preference either, since i guess i'm not gonna print them larger than a4. I think i just need one with easier access to control since i'm always having trouble to change the settings abruptly on some dslrs i've used before. Now, i only have a total of 1250euro in my budget, and i dont even know whther they'll be enough for a d7000 with kit lens and a 50mm 1.8g. Thinking to drop the kit lens, but,

Woor wrote:
I would suggest you get the D7000 with the kit lens. I did the same thing you did, wanted to save a little money and got the body only and an 35mm 1.8. It was fine for a while because I used the camera mainly for playing around and learning about photography. Primes are great for that.
But then I started taking my camera on hikes, travelling, holidays etc... and I really missed a walkaround zoom. For a trip to mexico I borrowed an 18-105mm from a friend and was thoroughly impressed. The image quality is great, VR works like a charm, focus is spot on most of the time and decently fast.
For me the kit would have been 100€ more, but I still opted against it because I didn't have any experience with the lens at that time. Now I'm regretting it because the lens it'self is 225-250€.


this, made me think twice. :?


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 Post subject: Re: d7000, d90 or d5x00?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:52 pm 
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I don't know where in Europe you are but I did a quick check on Amazon Germany and Amazon Spain and both of them have the Nikon D700 + Kit Lens + 50mm 1.8G for less than €1,150

If you can order from Amazon it's worth having a look to see what is in your budget.

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 Post subject: Re: d7000, d90 or d5x00?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:34 pm 
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cujo wrote:
I don't know where in Europe you are but I did a quick check on Amazon Germany and Amazon Spain and both of them have the Nikon D700 + Kit Lens + 50mm 1.8G for less than €1,150

If you can order from Amazon it's worth having a look to see what is in your budget.


I'm in ireland btw. Yeah, i did look up from germany and spain, but the delivery would cost me more than it should. Plus, i thought the price in my homeland, Malaysia is cheaper, i think. but the lens is cheaper here, for a reason which i don't even know myself. :?


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 Post subject: Re: d7000, d90 or d5x00?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:20 am 
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Check the local stores, there are sure to be good deals somewhere. I my d7000 kit retailed for 1200€ when it was launched, so i really can't see it going for that much now. The best prices I've seen were for 850€ for the kit.

I would hold of on the purchase of the prime for now. Do a bit of street photography to get a feel for what focal length you will be using first, and then decide. the 50 is quite long for street photography on DX.

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 Post subject: Re: d7000, d90 or d5x00?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:21 am 
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You can get the kit for £790 on http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_ ... Caps%2C275

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 Post subject: Re: d7000, d90 or d5x00?
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the fantastic replies and recommendations. I've bought a new D7000 with a kit lens and will wait for several months before i decide which prime is the best for me. Thanks again everyone! :D :D :D


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