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.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
19th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:</b>" I think I'm gonna go with the refurbished body and a new 50mm 1.8"</blockquote>




That sounds like the way to go with me :) the images you'll produce with the 50mm will outshine the kit lens, and you'll be able to do more in low light. Plus the D7k is a beast in low light anyway

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:</b>" I think I'm gonna go with the refurbished ... [snip!] ... the 50mm will outshine the kit lens, and you'll be able to do more in low light. Plus the D7k is a beast in low light anyway"


Sweet, I think I'm set on that then. I am a hermit who hates the sun, so low light is going to be my biggest battle. I def over went my budget though so that means no camera bag....which makes me nervous about dust and stuff

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:" I could see myself getting more serious about.. I don't want to buy just to upgrade and I really like ... [snip!] ... the fact that D5100 doesnt have built in AF motor so I'm going to put out more money on lenses for ones that have it built in."


I have the full frame D800 and have now gotten the D5100 as my private use camera. I really like it. It's a good camera. IF you are thinking of getting serious with photography though and can afford paying the higher price for the D7000, I would advise you to get that. It can do most things a pro camera can do except it is a cropped sensor.



If the only reason is the lenses, that wouldn't make a difference to me. All the lenses I currently have for my D800 work on my D5100 as well. If you want nice lenses, they are the ones that come with a motor in them anyways. There are cheaper versions that don't have the motor but I haven't tried any of them. Like I said, all my lenses work on my D5100.



ETA my first camera was the D90 which is the older version of the D7000. I did not get a kit lens, just the body with a 35mm 1.8 and a 50mm 1.8. That was perfect.

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:" I have the full frame D800 and have now gotten the D5100 as my private use camera. I really like it. ... [snip!] ... is the older version of the D7000. I did not get a kit lens, just the body with a 35mm 1.8 and a 50mm 1.8. That was perfect."


I didn't want to get a Nikon model that doesn't have an AF motor built into it because the lenses with Af-s motors are drastically more expensive, (for example the 50mm is 129 and its 216 if you get the built in motor) I know they work fine on other models but I would have to put aside alot more money everytime I wanted to buy another lens, if I got one that didnt have a motor built in then I would have no auto focus at all. I need auto focus, my eye sight is horrible.



I was also looking into the 35mm 1.8 I read in some article by a photographer that she used it to shoot her kids and it was a nice "go-to" lens. I can only get one lens right now and I don't know which one to get, I def want to own both of them but one is going to have to come later on.

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10478 posts
19th Jan '13

So I have a question for you ladies, if the lighting isn't good is it ok to turn your iso up pretty high? I always thought it would cause a lot of noise but as I've been reading through this thread I've seen some articles posted about having your iso up isn't that bad of a thing. Sometimes it seems to be the only way to get decent pictures.

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 48506 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:" She's adorable! Great pic!"


Thanks Cheryle.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
19th Jan '13

Ohhh I want to join. I am a total photo junkie. I am shooting my first birth in March so I am trying to practice practice practice. I am about to upgrade to a Cannon D7 and super excited >.< Is there a good critique thread going?

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:" So I have a question for you ladies, if the lighting isn't good is it ok to turn your iso up pretty high? ... [snip!] ... posted about having your iso up isn't that bad of a thing. Sometimes it seems to be the only way to get decent pictures."


I love the grain sometimes in some pics. I shot these today in really low light and I adore the grain in them.
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a few other pictures with high grain i love
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sometimes the grain in the pics can be really forgiving >.<

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting TantricLemons:" I love the grain sometimes in some pics. I shot these today in really low light and I adore the grain ... [snip!] ... grain in them. a few other pictures with high grain i love sometimes the grain in the pics can be really forgiving >.<"


That last picture is precious. :D

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 48506 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting TantricLemons:" I love the grain sometimes in some pics. I shot these today in really low light and I adore the grain ... [snip!] ... grain in them. a few other pictures with high grain i love sometimes the grain in the pics can be really forgiving >.<"

oh wow, I cannot believe how big M is. You make such adorable babies!

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" oh wow, I cannot believe how big M is. You make such adorable babies!"


she is a total kid now :cry:

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 48506 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting TantricLemons:" she is a total kid now :cry:"

she really is. Every time I think of her, I see that picture of her fresh out on the scale that you posted.

Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18313 posts
19th Jan '13

Sneak peek from my maternity session in the snow. :D



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existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" Sneak peek from my maternity session in the snow. :D "

Cute! :)

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" Sneak peek from my maternity session in the snow. :D "


LOVE it