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Jørgen Ramskov

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Re: "Starter kit" lenses - advice on choice?
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2017, 11:58:26 »
May I jump in with a question? My brothers family is looking to buy a new kit. I went with them to a store recently and found that the D5500 + 18-140mm to be a nice combo. They like the small size of the camera as they are going to be travelling with it.

There's the new D5600, but it seems there differences are small compared to the D5500. Is there anything I'm missing or might they just as well go with the D5500?
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Re: "Starter kit" lenses - advice on choice?
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2017, 12:07:54 »
Any D5x00 would do in principle. The D5300 would be my recommendation, but let price and availability dictate the final choice. The lack of IR control by the cheap and versatile ML-L3 device is a drawback for the latest models, though.

As asserted repeatedly, the 18-140 is a very fine all-round performer and would be great combined with any of these models. Hadn't I been into IR work with my D5300 this lens should be my primary workhorse for a DX camera.

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Re: "Starter kit" lenses - advice on choice?
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2017, 12:17:11 »
My understanding is that the 5600 has better wireless capabilities than the D5500, slightly heavier and better at power management, but the rest is the same, for a slight increase in price.
I have figured this is not that important for me and would take the lower price instead, so I ordered a D5500 + 18-140 kit.
Also (separately) a 35/1.8 DX, extra battery and an SDXC card.
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Re: "Starter kit" lenses - advice on choice?
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2017, 14:02:44 »
Thanks for your quick replies, I doubt they'd ever use IR control, so no loss for them. It think they'll end up with a kit the same as what you ordered Simone.
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