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Thinking of picking up a Nikon D3200 with kit lens ...

 
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Apr 19, 2012 08:38 |  #1

Just for a change of pace (I normally shoot all manuals) .. Thing is, will this little guy put my 30D to shame even though it's an "entry level"?

I Decided on the D3200 to learn a bit of the other sides system, and again, for a change of pace..




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Apr 19, 2012 11:23 |  #2

id suggest a d7000 at least.

the entry level nikons and mid level ones have pretty different controls and handling. i can use a d7000/d700/d300 just fine but when you hand me an entry level nikon i have no idea how to do anything... takes me like 2 mins just to figure out how to change the ISO

i dont think itll be too different from your 30d... now the d7000 that will be a big upgrade from your 30d




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Apr 19, 2012 11:26 |  #3

Looks like a nice camera on paper, if you get one let me know and maybe we can get together for a coffee downtown and I can take a look at it. I'll buy the coffee...you bring the camera. :D




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Apr 19, 2012 11:35 |  #4

Sandpoint wrote in post #14291903external link
Just for a change of pace (I normally shoot all manuals) .. Thing is, will this little guy put my 30D to shame even though it's an "entry level"?

I Decided on the D3200 to learn a bit of the other sides system, and again, for a change of pace..

At this point, you are not totally vested in Canon. Any camera made after the 30D will put it to shame.


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Apr 19, 2012 11:40 |  #5

williejr wrote in post #14292916external link
At this point, you are not totally vested in Canon. Any camera made after the 30D will put it to shame.

I was gonna say the same thing...with a caveat...the CCD-based Noinks made after the 30D will NOT put the 30D to shame. They were fairly pathetic, IYAM.


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Apr 19, 2012 19:55 |  #6

rick_reno wrote in post #14292858external link
Looks like a nice camera on paper, if you get one let me know and maybe we can get together for a coffee downtown and I can take a look at it. I'll buy the coffee...you bring the camera. :D

That's What I was thinking, it looks rather pleasant on paper for a little guy. And you have a deal.. I will be researching this thing as it gets out there and see what it's all about.




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Apr 19, 2012 19:57 |  #7

30D had the 20D's sensor, its ancient, the D3200 will destroy it in terms of IQ.

Not sure about AF and operation, 30d can do 5fps, d3200 can do 4 fps and has 11 focus points (dont know how many x type).


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Apr 19, 2012 19:59 |  #8

Oh, for sure. The D3100 is already beyond the 30D...


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Apr 19, 2012 20:01 |  #9

williejr wrote in post #14292916external link
At this point, you are not totally vested in Canon. Any camera made after the 30D will put it to shame.

Indeed, I have only the gripped body and a YN565 for EOS.. the rest is trivial and universal say for the canon mount Rokinon 85.. There are other Rokinon/Bower/Samyang lenses that I will be picking up shortly, but they will be Nikon mount as I'm 100% sure that I will be picking up one of their bodies.. And those other lenses can be mounted onto the Canon VIA adapter so no real losses.




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Apr 20, 2012 08:59 |  #10

It sounds like Nikon is serious in capturing this segment of the market. That is a super low price, $699, including the Nikkor lens.


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Apr 20, 2012 15:31 |  #11

Out of curiosity as I am not too familiar with the Nikkor lens lineup (their diffrent variations to bodies), but what would be a few other decent pieces of glass to go with this body? (putting aside the primes I will be using - Rokinon 14mm, 8mm,35mm, and 85mm)




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Apr 20, 2012 19:57 |  #12

Thinking of picking up this lens to compliment the kit lens for now...

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRexternal link


Seems to get pretty good nods...




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Apr 21, 2012 10:08 |  #13

over 20 years ago i switched from Nikon to Canon, the only Nikon lens I've used since then was a 14-24mm gem I fooled around over Christmas on a friends D3s. i'd put the 14-24 in the very good box when grading lenses.




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Apr 22, 2012 12:43 |  #14

Sandpoint wrote in post #14291903external link
Just for a change of pace (I normally shoot all manuals) .. Thing is, will this little guy put my 30D to shame even though it's an "entry level"?

I Decided on the D3200 to learn a bit of the other sides system, and again, for a change of pace..

hahaha .. careful... the dark side will suck you in :D


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Apr 25, 2012 09:25 |  #15

samples just posted from the D3200

http://www.dpreview.co​m ...0-preview-samples-galleryexternal link




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