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Which Camera Nikon D5100 or D7000


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#1 SKP1972

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Hi ladies

New to this section, but hoping for some advice.

For my recent 40th I was given some cash to put towards a DLSR which is something I have wanted for a while but couldn't justify the $$$.

Currently looking at Nikon as my favourite brand, and have narrowed it down to the 5100 and the 7000.  Have looked at all the specs and 7000 looks better on paper but is also a fair bit more expensive.

First question - is it worth it? If not why

Second question - do I bother with a dual lense kit or just get a 105 or 200?

Feedback would be appreciated, really looking at it to take good photos at family functions and of the kids and maybe some landscapes etc when we are on holidays.

Also do I need any filters and if so what brand Hoya? or other.

Many thanks in advance

Sonia

#2 CupOfCoffee

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

My husband (a camera salesperson) said that for the price difference, he would recommend the 5100, if it is just for general usage.

We also have the 5100 and find it a really nice camera to use.

He suggests the twin lens kit, or the Tamron 18-270 (good all round lens he said).  The 105 and 200 are not packaged with the camera and are quite expensive to purchase.

He said Hoya's are good for filters.


#3 ILBB

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

The D7000 is worth it if you plan to make photography a serious hobby as it has dual dials and has one of the best sensors on the market for a crop camera currently.  If you only want to take happy snaps of your kids and the odd landscape etc then the D5100 is more than adequate. As for lenses, the kit lenses are always perfectly adequate and relatively cheap for what you get - but keep in mind they are not that fast or sharp.  The 105 and 200 lenses you mentioned are primes and rather expensive - do you mean the 24-105 etc?  If you had the money and wanted to invest a little in good glass for Nikon I would suggest something like the 24-120 f4. However, this is significantly dearer than the 24-105.  As for filters - what are you thinking of buying? A ND or CPL filter give you certain effects on your photos but there are arguments for and against UV filters.  They cant hurt for protection over the lens - but many people think that if you are looking after your camera and using your lens hood you should be fine.

#4 SKP1972

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

Thanks ILBB,

I love taking photo's which is the reason I am considering the D7000, and wondering if I was better to get one primary lense ie the 105 and body rather than a kit, whilst I am only considering taking photos of the family and holidays at the moment I would like the option to upgrade hence my consideration of the D7000, I am a complete notive atm and really need to understand the lenses and lense speeds etc, is there somewhere that you can suggest as a good resource?  I guess I don't want to spend a reasonable amount of money for a camera and then find that I should have gotten something else - if that makes sense.

Thanks so much for your reply,


#5 IsolaBella

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

We have the D3100 and like that for family snaps. Have just purchased a 55-200lens after only getting the single lens originally. Would go for the twin kit if I was buying now.

#6 ILBB

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

QUOTE
I was better to get one primary lense ie the 105 and body rather than a kit,
The Nikon 105 2.8 VR is a beautiful lens - very sharp and both a great macro lens and a very good portrait lens.  However, as great as this lens is - I do think one lens of this length on a crop sensor may be a little limiting - (particularly considering the cost of the 105 which is about a grand) if it will be your only lens for a while.  A 50mm 1.4 or 1.8 would be a good first lens and one you would keep forever. However, dont let me put you off buying good glass.  You will upgrade your camera over the years - but if you buy something like the 105 you will have it forever even if you go full frame one day.  

There are also plenty of photography sites around that have lots of links to tutorials etc on focal lengths, exposure triangle etc.
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/132  

But staring out I would recommend a book like Bryan Peterson - "Understanding Exposure"  and his "Photography Field Guide".

Edited by ILBB, 22 December 2012 - 08:41 AM.





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