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Photograffiti Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2006Sun 07-Oct-12 12:43 AM
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Sun 07-Oct-12 12:44 AM by Photograffiti

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I have the D5100 as a lightweight/vacation camera. It's a remarkable little camera, and performs quite well. If you're undecided about this camera, just go for it. You won't be disappinted.

I assembled a few lenses to carry with the camera on vacation:

*Nikon 10.5 fisheye
*Sigma 10-20
*Tamron 17-50
*Sigma 30 1.4
*Sigma 50-150
*SB-400
*Gorillapod

The problem that I've discovered is that this collection of lenses weighs as much as my D700 and accompanying glass. This is the temptation of a lightweight kit that needs to be avoided. I've now sold the 50-150, am currently selling the fisheye and 10-20. My new kit will be much simpler:

*Tamron 17-50
*Sigma 30 1.4
*Nikon 70-300VR
*SB-400
*Gorillapod

I'm tempted to sell the Sigma 30 and bite the bullet for a Nikon 35 1.4. I could use that lens on both cameras and all three vacation lenses would share my 67mm filters.

Best of luck with your decision.

Mark
www.markpricephotography.com

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