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View Results: Which Nikon camera would you choose, and why?
Nikon D5100 SLR 3 100.00%
Nikon P7700 0 0%
Nikon V1 V 0 0%
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #16
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We discussed this in the D600 thread.
My D600 does have some dust, but it
does not show up in normal situations.
If I stop way down, f22 or f32, and photo-
graph a blank sky I can see some specks.
I have set the sensor cleaner to operate
on start up/shut down. If it gets worse, I
will have the sensor cleaned, but for now,
I'm not going to worry about it. CRP
Doh, my memory sucks sorry bout that, just been reading a bunch of websites talking about it the last week.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:57 PM   #17
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I I think DX glass is a bad investment,
Why?

We're not going back to film.

Do you think sensors will get larger and negate the need for the DX-optimized glass?
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:22 AM   #18
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Get the D5100. It has a bigger and better sensor and will have noticeably better IQ than the other two. I have had the D3100 for almost two years, and the more I shoot with it, the more I like it. I also have a Lumix LX-3, which is a high end compact with a great lens. Once I learned what the D3100 can do, there is no going back to a smaller sensor camera.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:43 AM   #19
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Sensors have already gotten larger !!!
I have never cared for the crop factor.
The F-mount was designed for a 24x36mm image area.
DX would be a bad investment for me, because I work
a lot with wide lenses. Many DX camera owners want to
upgrade to FX, but their investment in DX glass is holding
them back.
Digital photography means freedom from the tyranny of
lab bills and dark room work. I am definately not going
back to film.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #20
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Sensors have already gotten larger !!!
I have never cared for the crop factor.
The F-mount was designed for a 24x36mm image area.
DX would be a bad investment for me, because I work
a lot with wide lenses. Many DX camera owners want to
upgrade to FX, but their investment in DX glass is holding
them back.
Digital photography means freedom from the tyranny of
lab bills and dark room work. I am definately not going
back to film.
Just compared the specs on the D600, D7000, and D5100, and was surprised to see that the sensor was right at 24x36 on the D600. 15.6x23.6 on the other two. I was real put off by the DX format and it's magnification factor ten years ago when the camera bodies first started coming out and you had to multiply the lens length by 1.4...

I, too, shot a lot of wide-angle stuff. Now, though, wide-angle is much less of a requirement for me. If I can get down to 28mm eqivalent, that's usually plenty.

P7700 is on the way. Will look at adding an SLR after the 1st of the year. I'm liking the fact that the D7000 body can be had for under a grand, and can use D-series glass. But, the D5100 seems like a lot of camera for half what a D7000 costs. I just don't see myself spending two grand on a D600 camera body, though it does look like a good one...
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:27 PM   #21
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But since I have a few cameras already that suit that roll. Maybe it's time to get back into the SLR game...
todays DSLR's are nothing short of amazing. taking pictures with anything else is selling the photo op short.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:40 PM   #22
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skip the cameras without focus motors.




D700's are down around 1500 used, that would be my rig if I had the $$

Film= full frame on the cheap

Thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales...

Costco prints and scans for $5
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:22 PM   #23
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I live in a "flyover state".
I have never found a serious camera at a flea market,
thrift market, or garage sale, and it is not for lack of
trying. I do have a mint condition Kodak Pony outfit,
beautiful chunk or Bakelite, bought for $5.
The pro lab that processed my E-6 film went out of
buisness years ago.
I refuse to take my film to WalMart!!!
Costco is not an option for me, but digital is.
I have been aware of and following digital photography
since the mid-80's.
In 2006, I decided to take a break from photography.
In 2010, I jumped back in with a Nikon P7000.
In 2012, I bought a Nikon D600, and I couldn't be
more satisfied. Take the FM2/T out of the Tenba 995,
and put the D600 in!!!
Digital imaging has matured.
Film is not an opition, not for me.
Digital photography is freedom from the tyranny of lab
bills and darkroom work. CRP
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