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  1. Jetster

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    So after many weeks of pondering options. Ive think my choice is the Nikon D3200 for a new camera. What do you think? I haven't picked it up yet
     
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    Doh :slap: misread that into a 5200, not 3200. Ignore my chant about the 5300 unless you're able to SERIOUSLY bump that cash up. Sorry. If you're looking at the 3000 series, I assume cash is a concern. So, my input is, look at the Pentak line a little. They're not as fancy as the Nikons and Canons, but when you buy a lens, they work thru the line forever. I can grab a new Pentak lens today, and it will still work on my Dad's K1000 frame. The big boys tend to change things up a bit as they go, and you may get stuck (in the long term) with having to replace a good set of lenses that no longer have compatibility.
    All that said, I'm a Nikon user, and do enjoy the hell out of mine. You could definitely do worse than the 3200. Good resolution, and tons of features to work with.


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    Love my 5100, and the 5200 was a small improvement. However, if you've got the money or patience, the 5300 is supposed to be a huge step up. Built in wifi and GPS, better sensor, looks good all around :(
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/17/nikon-d5300-hands-on/


    But, if you just don't have the jack, I would expect the 5200 to be dropping a bit more as the 5300 hits the street. might wait a couple more weeks to see.
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    Either way, if you're going to be in the market for a good tripod, I'll be selling an un-used SunPak Ultra 4STM soon :)
    Good luck :) :toast:
     
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    Well they called and got one in. So i now own a D3200. Now I just need to learn how to shot

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    I've never used a Nikon camera before (current Sony Alpha user and former Canon user). If you are completely new to SLR's, just take you time, read the manual and experiment, experiment, experiment... and have fun while doing so, lol


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    Yeah you could say I'm new to SLRs. Ive always wanted one and was looking at used. Then in the last month with a project we are working on I ended up with a bunch of over time. So I though wtf. Whats this thing you call a manual? :rolleyes:

    And I apologize in advance if I become some kind of posting monster. Ill try to keep it under control

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    Post away my friend. Admittedly, I've gotten rather out of the habit of taking shots. A few hardware ones here and there (but those go into Your PC ATM and Sexy Hardware Closeup Pic Clubhouse). I'll have to see if i can't start posting a little more to here.

    If I end up being able to swing the car I've got in mind, I may be taking a lot of shots of it once it ships.
     
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    I think im picking up a 35mm 1.8 lens. Was contemplating between the 50 and 35. I like the look of 35mm on the dx.
     
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    Which camera did you buy?

    My friend just ordered a Nikon D3200 bundle. Hopefully he likes it.

    CMOS battery or the internal clock battery died on my Pentax dSLR K2000, everytime I change the battery I have to reset the date and time, small annoyance. But the camera works great, planning to buy a zoom lens for upcoming vacation. The camera is out of warranty and Pentax wants me to ship to them and they will fix it for a resonable cost.

    Any easy method I can do it myself?

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    it is me -.-
    but it think the image came out beautiful!
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    D3200 and love it. ;)

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    This is the town I live in Fargo, Ok. Population is around 360 ish people. This is the Main Street through town and I had to get my wife to drive up and down it to get this photo lol... Ghost Town
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    Nice picture!

    I wish Republic of Asia a.k.a Irvine (Orange County) is like that, this place has become so crowded :laugh:
     
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    I don't think Oklahoma ever looked much better. Beautiful shot.
     
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    what setting did u take that first snap? its awesome!
     
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    Got a new Zoom Lens for my Pentax K2000 (50-200mm). Took some pictures indoor and it did really well full zoom with low light, very less blurr/shake taken with just bare hands. Very fast focus too. Pictures seems to be bit brighter than stock 18-55mm lens.
     

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