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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309

    no difference. the user makes the difference, not the gear
    Yup, I know.

    Just want to know only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInPink View Post
    And it's true, my worse nightmare would be that he gets so into photography that he'll wake up one morning in the not-too-distant-future and decides that he actually really wanted ANOTHER machine not this.

    Oh yes yes almost forgot. Where do you guys recommend that I go to get the best deals on cameras? Reliable shops that won;t try to rip me off ones pls.
    there are quite a number of us who "progressively" change camera and lenses... quite a norm... and not nightmare. At least be happy in thought that what you gave him.... is his first....

    you can check out the price guide subforum. the shops listed in there are. However, do your homework. Call and check with a few shop to find out the price and look for the most bargain one.... and also do check the price of uv filters that will fit the lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInPink View Post
    Actually I thought that the Canon set looks a teensy bit better. Then again, both looked rather rubbery to me. Why can't they produce them in at least one more colour??! [ edited: ooooh just read in the earlier post that Pentax has multiple colour options. How cool is that?!]
    its VERY cool i used to have the navy blue one (sold it off when i upgraded) and i know many users who bought the white and red ones. definitely eye-catching and less intimidating for kids when taking photos of them.

    but since u've already shortlisted 2 models, i didn't see the need to bring it up earlier.

    enjoy your camera. the nikon d5100 is a good one (actually, all modern DSLRs are pretty decent nowadays).

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    Hi TS (LadyInPink):

    Congrats on your camera purchase. The D5100 is indeed a capable camera. In fact as has been mentioned many times on this thread, they are all pretty capable, and the difference between them boils down to more subtle details which are now unimportant as you've already acquired a camera

    Understandably you're curious and excited and want to take brilliant photos straight away. Do note that getting used to a DSLR can take some time. Some people learn very quickly and some take longer, so don't pressure yourself unnecessarily. Enjoy the learning process! It can be frustrating at times but ultimately it should be a rewarding one

    The 35mm f/1.8 lens that some had mentioned, is a fixed-focal length (sometimes referred to as 'prime') lens.
    Your kit lens covers 18-55mm, so 35mm is within this range. The difference is the larger maximum aperture (important word) of f/1.8.
    I would advise you to stick to your kit lens first and only think about other lenses at a later date.
    Exploring! :)

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    TS! Congratulations on the purchase! Regardless of camera, it's the experience of shooting that matters!

    I can understand why you might feel that, now that you have a dslr with interchangeable lens, you want another lens. The 18-55 kit that you have is a very functional lens! Take your time, go out with your camera and record these fleeting memories!

    I wish you and your husband a happy journey ahead!
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    Default Re: Pls help! Nikon D5100 or Canon 600D as a Christmas gift for my hubby. Specific ne

    can't seem to reply to specific posts.

    Kei, the Canon nazi was at a 2nd floor shop in Funan. Kind of right in the middle. Looks like a popular shop and it is a recommended retailer on page 3 of this thread. mentioned twice or maybe more. Perhaps the sales person was having a bad day, but he was rather intimidating and dismissive towards us. And completely unprofessional in the way he dissed Sony and pushinng blatantly for Canon against Nikon without proper justifcation, and without even asking us what were our needs. Too bad lah, I take my $$$ and spend it somewhere else.

    The other shop is from SLR Revolution at level 4. A happy experience buying there. Ray was his name.

    Good service deserves a highlight!

    Nay, no plans to buy another lens. And in fact, it's still sitting pretty, and fully charged on our sideboard. I don't dare to touch it. *nervous* Am quite a technology challenged person. But am slightly concerned that hubby hasn't played with it either. Then again, he is serving his reservist right now and comes home late these days. Funny. I seem more excited than him. Scar-ly I become the photobug instead!

    Next steps: signing up for the class first. Think that will give us some confidence to handle the camera. Am also spending some time to read through the newbie threads here, esp the ones on basic knowledge. Lastly, I received some great advice here re filter and tripod. Tripod sounds like something to look into, but he's going to pay for it himself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInPink View Post

    The other shop is from SLR Revolution at level 4. A happy experience buying there. Ray was his name.

    Good service deserves a highlight!
    ray has a very good reputation among many members here

    its not a surprise

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    ray has a very good reputation among many members here

    its not a surprise
    i think most of funan shops are staffed with rather patient people, ranging from demanding customers to completely newbie photographers.
    Canon 600D / EF 70-200 f2.8 L USM / EF 50 f1.8 II

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkarian View Post
    i think most of funan shops are staffed with rather patient people, ranging from demanding customers to completely newbie photographers.
    "most" is being too generous... "some" is more appropriate.

    TS had already experienced a few of the "not so nice" ones and i can relate... some are nazis when it comes to pushing certain brands, some are notorious "chop-shops" that will make mincemeat of your budget and sell u nonsense at inflated prices if u're not careful.

    it is not even necessary to name names... the more experienced customers know who they are.

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    Hi TS, congrats on the purchase!

    Juz like to add abit of my 2cents.
    Polarized filter: I believe u guys bought a CPL filter. There's a thread regarding filters and is very informative. Do read up on it for details and what you can do with the filter.

    As for the cheap filter u mentioned for night time use, I think that may be a uv filter? Normally, using filters for night shots are not recommended as it may result in glares/flares in your final picture. You may want to test this out first before you mount on that filter permanently.

    Nikon course: never been to one, duno how good it is. I've been to the canon one, for compact cameras (free). But, they don't teach anything. Juz go thru the modes that r on the camera and that's that. Hopefully the dslr ones are more normative. Do let us know after your course.

    Ok, enuff of my ranting. Haha
    (ps: I'm a noob also)
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    Don't leave in on the shelf too long, better to use it often. Otherwise, store it in an appropriate environment minimize chance of fungus growth. Good to buy a cleaning kit too.

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    Default Re: Pls help! Nikon D5100 or Canon 600D as a Christmas gift for my hubby. Specific ne

    600D laa , now buy got promo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S2Glow
    600D laa , now buy got promo.
    Ts already got a n 5100
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    Default Re: Pls help! Nikon D5100 or Canon 600D as a Christmas gift for my hubby. Specific ne

    Was a dry cabinet or dry box purchased to store the camera?

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