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Great Camera but these lenses are really bad. worth it anyway
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Great Camera but these lenses are really bad. worth it anyway
Complete nonsense. These DX-P lenses are sharp, fast to focus, silent to focus, and lightweight. Note it says the 70-300 shows it to be a VR lens, which is a bit unusual since pretty much every kit sold by Nikon with APS-C is the non VR version. I have both and shoot them on my D3400, D7200, and new D5600 and get about 25% more keepers with the VR lens. If bracing or tripod use, VR is not needed.

Spoiler alert..here's a authorized dealer on eBay selling the same kit for $996. and it may save some the tax (about 9% here in Taxifornia).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-D7...SwuJlcxX8v
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First off I have a nikon D7100 with bunch of lenses for stills. and a Lumix G85 for video.

It is really hard for me to recommend a Nikon at this price range if you need a fast AF and video. Okay for stills only, Nikon/Canon are the best bang for your buck.

FOR STILLS ONLY:
I Highly recommend a D7100/D7200 for $600, their advantage over D7500 are the following:
24MP vs 20MP
2 card slots vs 1
cheaper, unless you want to pay extra ~$100-200 for tilt screen and 4k video its up to you.
Canon/Nikon has a great lens selection and cheaper too compared to mirrorless systems.

FOR BOTH STILLS AND VIDEO:
Theres not 1 system I can recommend but ask these questions:
AF and cheap price quality lens selection: go with Canon
Great Dynamic range and high ISO: go with Sony
color science and ergonomics: go with Fuji
cheap/lightweight/flip out screen/best 4k video/outstanding IBIS and dual IS: Panasonic (Yeah Olympus is great too).
You have mony: go with Leica or whatever system you like.
Unless Nikon comes up with something its hard for me to recommend for both stills and video.

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For wildlife and sports, I think Nikon D500 is second to none.

Feel free to correct me or if I missed any.
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Great Camera but these lenses are really bad. worth it anyway
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Complete nonsense. These DX-P lenses are sharp, fast to focus, silent to focus, and lightweight. Note it says the 70-300 shows it to be a VR lens, which is a bit unusual since pretty much every kit sold by Nikon with APS-C is the non VR version. I have both and shoot them on my D3400, D7200, and new D5600 and get about 25% more keepers with the VR lens. If bracing or tripod use, VR is not needed.

Spoiler alert..here's a authorized dealer on eBay selling the same kit for $996. and it may save some the tax (about 9% here in Taxifornia).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-D7...SwuJlcxX8v [ebay.com]
with tax this is about $1100. so ebay deal might be better if no tax and uthorized dealer.
AF-P lenses are okay, yes a little sharp quick and silent af(better for video) and lightweight but the downside is it is made of plastic, feels cheap, plastic mount, and slow f3.5-5.6. Again it will be worth it if you need the lens but I always go for primes or faster zoom lenses at f2.8 across the zoom range. Ex. Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 for $220 or if you have the money Sigma 18-35mm f1.8, or the nikon f1.8 primes.
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with tax this is about $1100. so ebay deal might be better if no tax and uthorized dealer.
AF-P lenses are okay, yes a little sharp quick and silent af(better for video) and lightweight but the downside is it is made of plastic, feels cheap, plastic mount, and slow f3.5-5.6. Again it will be worth it if you need the lens but I always go for primes or faster zoom lenses at f2.8 across the zoom range. Ex. Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 for $220 or if you have the money Sigma 18-35mm f1.8, or the nikon f1.8 primes.
Seller is a authorized Nikon dealer.

I have the 18-55 and the 70-300 and both are outstanding. Plastic? Not a issue. Sharp, fast to focus, silent, lightweight. Comparing this lens to a fixed prime is apples vs oranges..one zooms, the other not. In good light the 18-55 IQ shows almost no difference with my 50mm prime..it's that good. For travel and family use, the 18-55 covers lots of ground.

Review: "The lens performs very well in terms of sharpness both in the center and in the corners, also when stopped down to f/8 and smaller, and at all focal lengths. It is particularly sharp at 55mm. When zoomed in to this focal length, you the lens can focus to a minimum distance of 25cm. With such ability, you can almost replace a macro lens. Apart from its ultra-portability, great sharpness and efficient VR control, I see two more strong features – the lens handles direct and side light extremely well. Last but not least, its focus speed and accuracy are outstanding".
https://photographylife.com/revie...dx-vr-af-p
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Complete nonsense. These DX-P lenses are sharp, fast to focus, silent to focus, and lightweight. Note it says the 70-300 shows it to be a VR lens, which is a bit unusual since pretty much every kit sold by Nikon with APS-C is the non VR version. I have both and shoot them on my D3400, D7200, and new D5600 and get about 25% more keepers with the VR lens. If bracing or tripod use, VR is not needed.

Spoiler alert..here's a authorized dealer on eBay selling the same kit for $996. and it may save some the tax (about 9% here in Taxifornia).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-D7...SwuJlcxX8v [ebay.com]
I think these lenses are too low F. This camera is heavy and for such bad lens its better carry a point and shoot camera. I have it and personally, I don't like it, unless if you take pictures in a very sunny day, night pictures are not good with these lenses. I would prefer buy the body only and invest more on a good pair of lenses.
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I think these lenses are too low F. This camera is heavy and for such bad lens its better carry a point and shoot camera. I have it and personally, I don't like it, unless if you take pictures in a very sunny day, night pictures are not good with these lenses. I would prefer buy the body only and invest more on a good pair of lenses.
LOL..you are either kidding or don't know what you are talking about. P&S? Too funny.

View full size images with the 18-55 DX-P here: https://kenrockwell.com/nikon/18-55mm-af-p.htm

"With this kit lens—as Nikon says—you make pictures and videos with high resolution, lively colors, beautiful contrast and sharp details. It's true. The image quality is really very good. This inexpensive lens beats out many much more expensive lenses at the longest focal length when it comes to image quality. You can also shoot video recordings with it, with fast and smooth AF, without disruptive noise from the AF motor. If you are planning to buy a Nikon D5500/D5300/D3300, then this kit lens is a real winner. If you already have a Nikon D5500/D5300/D3300, but with an earlier version of the kit lens (Nikon 18-55mm VR II), then upgrading makes sense if you are disturbed by the sound of the AF motor while shooting video".

https://www.camerastuffreview.com...55mm-dx-vr
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Bro he make sense. But not everyone will have the same use as yours, yes it works for you but may not for the rest, so stop shoving your opinion to others and fighting people for your preference. Some of us have better use for fast primes or faster zooms so we rather buy this body only, its still a good price if you need and want the AF-P lenses but not a great deal imho.

AGAIN!! GOOD: AF-P is cheap, a little sharp, lightweight and step motor for quick AF and silent for better video

BAD: AF-P has plastic mount and construction, no VR on/off switch, no AF/MF switch, not smooth zoom ring, slow as F3.5-5.6 so little to no Bokeh and good luck on low light especially indoors. I HAVE this lens and I tested it and I do not like it.

There just let people know what the good and bad is and let them decide if it works for them.
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If you are entering the SLR world for the 1st time, carefully think about your usage. Somebody once mentioned to me long time ago that for amateur photographers, it is generally better to have a single line with wider range - e.g. 18-140 or slightly bigger range versus having 2 separate lens. When you travel and so on, you just carry this one single lens - there is none of the drama of - "I want to take a wide range shot, let me change the lens" - you just seamlessly just compose. I have followed this person's advice and been on a single lens for ever - before the digital SLR's and now with digital SLR's. I have the 18-140 and I have traveled extensively and having a camera with a single lens that I can sling on my shoulder with either a UV/polarizer filer and a spare battery in my pockets has made things so much easier. I don't hesitate to take it everywhere.

[I am not much into filters but a polarizing filter is a must for me - for a small investment, the quality of sky and water in the photos is so much better - just amazing].
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Bro he make sense. But not everyone will have the same use as yours, yes it works for you but may not for the rest, so stop shoving your opinion to others and fighting people for your preference. Some of us have better use for fast primes or faster zooms so we rather buy this body only, its still a good price if you need and want the AF-P lenses but not a great deal imho.

AGAIN!! GOOD: AF-P is cheap, a little sharp, lightweight and step motor for quick AF and silent for better video

BAD: AF-P has plastic mount and construction, no VR on/off switch, no AF/MF switch, not smooth zoom ring, slow as F3.5-5.6 so little to no Bokeh and good luck on low light especially indoors. I HAVE this lens and I tested it and I do not like it.

There just let people know what the good and bad is and let them decide if it works for them.
Plastic polymer mount is no big deal, especially since the lens is lightweight..and cheap..$90. new. Yes, I have primes, but the IQ on this kit lens is outstanding and versatile. Faster zooms? Which? Price? The AF on both lenses are excellent so no MF needed. Both lenses I have are smooth when zooming. Plenty of bokeh and lower light not a problem if one knows the basics of photography.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/305...enealotino
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First off I have a nikon D7100 with bunch of lenses for stills. and a Lumix G85 for video.

It is really hard for me to recommend a Nikon at this price range if you need a fast AF and video. Okay for stills only, Nikon/Canon are the best bang for your buck.

FOR STILLS ONLY:
I Highly recommend a D7100/D7200 for $600, their advantage over D7500 are the following:
24MP vs 20MP
2 card slots vs 1
cheaper, unless you want to pay extra ~$100-200 for tilt screen and 4k video its up to you.
Canon/Nikon has a great lens selection and cheaper too compared to mirrorless systems.

FOR BOTH STILLS AND VIDEO:
Theres not 1 system I can recommend but ask these questions:
AF and cheap price quality lens selection: go with Canon
Great Dynamic range and high ISO: go with Sony
color science and ergonomics: go with Fuji
cheap/lightweight/flip out screen/best 4k video/outstanding IBIS and dual IS: Panasonic (Yeah Olympus is great too).
You have mony: go with Leica or whatever system you like.
Unless Nikon comes up with something its hard for me to recommend for both stills and video.

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For wildlife and sports, I think Nikon D500 is second to none.

Feel free to correct me or if I missed any.
The body only price difference between the 7200 and 7500 at most retailers right now is only $100. The d7500 offers better ISO sensitivity, improved AF, and faster shooting rate with a much longer buffer. The tilt angle touchscreen with touch AF is good for getting down at the level of kids and pets, and also makes navigating the UI easier. To me the the resolution dip makes no difference in the real world, and since I'm not shooting pro, I can live without the backup memory card. I would skip this bundle but the current body only price for the d7500 makes it a fantastic bargain. I've been using it for a month. People love to bash it, but it's a great camera.
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Plastic polymer mount is no big deal, especially since the lens is lightweight..and cheap..$90. new. Yes, I have primes, but the IQ on this kit lens is outstanding and versatile. Faster zooms? Which? Price? The AF on both lenses are excellent so no MF needed. Both lenses I have are smooth when zooming. Plenty of bokeh and lower light not a problem if one knows the basics of photography.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/305...enealotino [flickr.com]
I feel like a broken record talking to you. and you are just basing all your opinion on YOUR OWN USE! yes it works for you but NO it may NOT work for us!

EXAMPLE (AGAIN) I would rather have a Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 for $219. yes it is heavier but 2/3 stop better at 17mm (also wider vs 18mm) and 2 stops better at 50mm (f2.8 vs f5.6). MANUAL FOCUS IS A MUST for some photographers, like landscape and interior where you need to bracket and consistently hold a certain focus. OIS/VR switch cause some shots on tripod get ruined (softer/blurry) by the IS/VR so that needs to be able to be turned off. Sigma is sharper than that AF-P. I HAVE THIS LENS and zoom is not smooth enough for videos. lol Bokeh at where? theres little bokeh at 18mm f3.5 especially 55mm at f5.6?? thats where 50mm 2.8 on the sigma or Nikon 50mm prime f1.8 is waaaaay better than this af-p. Low light not a problem? lol you have to slow your shutter or increase ISO to get the same shot on a higher f-stop, so either you will have a shaky image or a grainy image.

STOP! Marry this AF-P lens if you want to, I am not listening to your self based opinion. If this lens works for you then cool, if not there are other better alternatives but do not get butt hurt when we state the facts especially the cons and limitations of this lens.
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I feel like a broken record talking to you. and you are just basing all your opinion on YOUR OWN USE! yes it works for you but NO it may NOT work for us!

EXAMPLE (AGAIN) I would rather have a Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 for $219. yes it is heavier but 2/3 stop better at 17mm (also wider vs 18mm) and 2 stops better at 50mm (f2.8 vs f5.6). MANUAL FOCUS IS A MUST for some photographers, like landscape and interior where you need to bracket and consistently hold a certain focus. OIS/VR switch cause some shots on tripod get ruined (softer/blurry) by the IS/VR so that needs to be able to be turned off. Sigma is sharper than that AF-P. I HAVE THIS LENS and zoom is not smooth enough for videos. lol Bokeh at where? theres little bokeh at 18mm f3.5 especially 55mm at f5.6?? thats where 50mm 2.8 on the sigma or Nikon 50mm prime f1.8 is waaaaay better than this af-p. Low light not a problem? lol you have to slow your shutter or increase ISO to get the same shot on a higher f-stop, so either you will have a shaky image or a grainy image.

STOP! Marry this AF-P lens if you want to, I am not listening to your self based opinion. If this lens works for you then cool, if not there are other better alternatives but do not get butt hurt when we state the facts especially the cons and limitations of this lens.
Wow, you are easily triggered and quite full of yourself. Caps won't get your point across. Who cares what lens you would rather have..it has nothing to do with this D7500 and kit lenses. Proof that the way more expensive Sigma is sharper? As a fyi, sharpness is not the end all. How about you stop with the hysterics and stick with whether this Costco bundle is a good deal at $999. Your dramatics are getting you nowhere.

Since you are not up to speed on this lens (as you claim), it does indeed manual focus. Simply hit the i button, click on Focus Mode, hit Manual. You need to read up before you toss out nonsense.
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I feel like a broken record talking to you. and you are just basing all your opinion on YOUR OWN USE! yes it works for you but NO it may NOT work for us!

EXAMPLE (AGAIN) I would rather have a Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 for $219. yes it is heavier but 2/3 stop better at 17mm (also wider vs 18mm) and 2 stops better at 50mm (f2.8 vs f5.6). MANUAL FOCUS IS A MUST for some photographers, like landscape and interior where you need to bracket and consistently hold a certain focus. OIS/VR switch cause some shots on tripod get ruined (softer/blurry) by the IS/VR so that needs to be able to be turned off. Sigma is sharper than that AF-P. I HAVE THIS LENS and zoom is not smooth enough for videos. lol Bokeh at where? theres little bokeh at 18mm f3.5 especially 55mm at f5.6?? thats where 50mm 2.8 on the sigma or Nikon 50mm prime f1.8 is waaaaay better than this af-p. Low light not a problem? lol you have to slow your shutter or increase ISO to get the same shot on a higher f-stop, so either you will have a shaky image or a grainy image.

STOP! Marry this AF-P lens if you want to, I am not listening to your self based opinion. If this lens works for you then cool, if not there are other better alternatives but do not get butt hurt when we state the facts especially the cons and limitations of this lens.
Can you give me a link to the $219 Sigma 17-50mm Nikon new lens, please? The cheapest I could find is $289 grey market.

Also, just as a suggestion, if you want to bracket with AF-P lenses or other AF lenses and keep the focus the same, without using manual focus, you could use back button focus. Focus once, then bracket.
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