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|05-03-2013 01:31 PM|
Shutter count 1427 according to Irfanview.
Took some pic of flowers in my garden with the stock 18-55 lens. All I can say is WoW!
|04-29-2013 07:23 PM|
sample picture attached taken with the 35mm f/1.8
My shutter count was around 250 according to http://www.myshutterco
|04-29-2013 07:22 PM|
Got mine today as well... and quickly checked the viewfinder (looks okay), and the body had 69 shutter releases! The thing looks brand new, which, considering the shutter count, appears to be the case.
I'll be using the 18-200 mostly. What are all planning on doing with the kit lens?
|04-29-2013 07:03 PM|
Got mine today. Looks like a defect. The viewfinder has distortion. Especially at the bottom where the info is. That part is really blurry. The diopter does not seem to adjust as well as the 3100 I had.
Anyone else get theirs?
|04-26-2013 05:15 PM|
I actually just purchased this camera the other day - will primarily be using it for real estate photography (wide-angle interior shots) as well as video tours.
Here's my gear breakdown:
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Sold by Amazon.com LLC
Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black)
Sold by Amazon.com LLC
AmazonBasics Backpack for SLR Cameras and Accessories-Black
Sold by Amazon.com LLC
Item Subtotal: $1,105.94
Shipping & Handling: $11.97
Total Before Tax: $1,117.91
Shipment Total: $1,117.91
also these accessories:
Polaroid PL-108AF Studio Series Digital Auto Focus / TTL Shoe Mount Flash For The Nikon D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D3, D3S,
Sold by DBROTH
Dolica GX600B200 Proline GX Series 60-Inch Aluminum Tripod and Ball Head Combo for DSLR
Sold by Amazon.com LLC
Item Subtotal: $103.46
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Total Before Tax: $103.46
Shipment Total: $103.4
I realize the price point on the camera wasn't the greatest but time is money and I needed it for a shoot. One of the major pros of the D3200 vs the T4i is image quality. Also vs the D5100, the D3200 has better video supporting 720p @ 60FPS whereas the D5100 only goes up to 30FPS.
Only a lil bummed about the lack of swivel out LCD but I'm planning on investing in the WiFi USB adapter for my Android. Problem solved
Now I just need a smaller case for on the go travels.
Also, for a good wide-angle lens this is reviewed quite well - Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II Digital Zoom Lens (AF-S Motor) - $650 @ Amazon
|04-26-2013 04:46 PM|
For whatever reason the powers that be in their infinite wisdom decided to raise th price $50 over the initial offer thinking that because the D3200 just didn't seem to be as hot as the D3100 raising the price would somehow motivate more buyers. Brilliant in how it's not working.
This particular model is do to drop to the recent D3100 level as well the D5100 (the one I'm after). Stay tuned.
|04-26-2013 03:48 PM|
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|04-26-2013 02:37 PM|
|falsealarm||Is the price back up? Why am I seeing $479?|
|04-26-2013 02:27 PM|
At the end of the day, you'll likely have several lenses and maybe a flash when you replace the camera, those will probably be worth far more than the camera body, so choosing the right system is important.
To me, Canon has put more emphasis on video in their newer bodies while Nikon is lagging a bit in that area. Nikon is more advanced in sensor technology (or rather Sony is, since they make most of Nikon's sensors), and in general provides more AF points, and a few other specific features that photographers will value (spot metering tied to the current AF point instead of to the center for example). Canon also has a slightly better selection of lenses, and in general their lenses are slightly less costly (although with their latest generation of products, this is changing).
I'd decide what your wants are (purely photographs, mainly video, or a bit of both), then make your decision. If I was a beginner starting out with a budget in mind, I'd lean towards a lower priced body, and get a few high quality lenses. IMO that will provide far better results than getting a high-priced body and using the kit-lens.
Some lens choices if you're starting out (pick based on price and focal length)
Canon: 40mm f2.8 Pancake, Canon 50mm f1.8 or f1.4, Canon 85mm f.18 or 100mm f2.0, Canon 100mm Macro if you're planning on Macro stuff. STM lenses for video.
Nikon: 35mm f1.8, 50mm f1.8 (many say this is sharper than the pricier 1.4), 85mm f1.8.
|04-26-2013 02:14 PM|
I would recommend getting D3200 plus some other tips below!
* small: you might actually carry this everywhere you go and practice practice practice. D7100 is heavy enough and if you get heavy lens. You will end up not using it.
* kit lens is "cheap" and easy to be "throw away". D7100 kit lens are more costly.
* speaking of lens, get PRIME lens first and invest in a nice one such as the $200 35mm f/1.8 so you can force yourself to move around to take the pictures. And the low light performance is much better than the kit lens (18-55mm or 55-200mm).
* easy menus, d3200 has a guide mode that gives you some walk throughs.
* If you have to learn *1* mode other than full automatic to take pictures, learn Aperture Priority first. This gives you something called depth of field control to make pleasing images for the subject that is nice and sharp while backgrounds will be blurred. As you take a lot of pictures, you can gradually learn why sometimes you'd want to go to full manual mode which this camera supports!
* Set it to auto-iso for now until you learn how to control ISO, shutter speed, and aperture settings.
* D3200 is cheap enough that once you are ready to upgrade, you won't lose as much when you try to resell it.
* D7100 is expensive. In an event that you hate photography or just don't need all of the fancy controls and settings, you're not wasting the money you spent on the camera.
|04-26-2013 02:06 PM|
Definitely get the 35mm for baby shots because it's just going to be easier for you to be closer to the baby. My wife has a hard time being so far away from the baby with the 50mm (75mm equiv. on this camera). 50mm forced the wife to be much farther away from 1 ft minimum focus distance and was just too annoying for her.
|04-26-2013 02:02 PM|
|Cracktower||Torn between 5200 or a Panasonic x920 camcorder....I do tend to take more video than pictures but I have heard that the 5200 produces some good video. Now I can always take some frames from the video for stills but the x920 has a 20.4mp still res. Don't know if it is good enough. Can't afford both so if anyone has any ideas let me know.|
|04-26-2013 01:46 PM|
When SD sheeps start flocking to their websites, they change their prices, I am sure SD benefits with increased referral commission revenues, as these merchants with increases profitability. I smell giant NYC subway rat....!!!!!
|04-26-2013 12:33 PM|
thank you Chil. Exactly what I was wondering. I was getting tired of walking across the street to get a picture of 1 car parked outside my place. and id have to do it at an angle at that because it wouldn't get the whole car in picture. I got the 35mm refurbished off ebay for 174.95. same seller as the one in the first post.
CAMERA IS 479.99 NOW!
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