Go to a  "printer friendly" view of this message which allow an easy print Printer-friendly copy Go to the page which allows you to send this topic link and a message to a friend Email this topic to a friend
Forums Lobby GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA & MASTER IT Nikon D5300/D5200/D5100/D5000/D3300/D3200/D3100/D3000 (Public) topic #3695
View in linear mode

Subject: "D5100 lens choice" Previous topic | Next topic
belfrys Registered since 27th May 2011Fri 27-May-11 09:52 AM
3 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
"D5100 lens choice"


FR
          

Hi,
I have a D70s and plan to buy a D5100 in July. I have, among several others, a Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR II. My question, most likely stupid, is should I just buy a D5100 body or a kit with either an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR or a AF-S DX ED 18 - 105 mm f/3.5? Thanks in advance for your help. Have a great day.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Replies to this topic
Subject Author Message Date ID
Reply message RE: D5100 lens choice
MEMcD Moderator
27th May 2011
1
Reply message RE: D5100 lens choice
Floridian Silver Member
27th May 2011
2
Reply message RE: D5100 lens choice
belfrys
27th May 2011
3
     Reply message RE: D5100 lens choice
Asgard Administrator
27th May 2011
4
          Reply message RE: D5100 lens choice
belfrys
27th May 2011
5
               Reply message RE: D5100 lens choice
RRRoger Silver Member
11th Jun 2011
6

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Fri 27-May-11 01:15 PM
26103 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#1. "RE: D5100 lens choice"
In response to Reply # 0


US
          

Hi Philip,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Since you don't list your other lenses and the Equipment tab in your User Profile is blank we need more information.
Are you planning on continueing to use your D70S along with the D5100?
Is the D5100 replacing your D70S?
If all of your other lenses are AF-S type, they will all work perfectly on the D5100. If you have any AF or AF-D lenses, the D5100 will provide metering but No AF.
Are you looking for something smaller and lighter than your 18-200mm?
Usually there is a discount on the lens when you buy a kit but not always.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007Fri 27-May-11 02:44 PM
2728 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#2. "RE: D5100 lens choice"
In response to Reply # 0


Tallahassee, Florida, US
          

The only advantages I could see from getting the D5100 with one of the kit lenses is that you'd have a smaller and lighter lens than your 18-200, but with less zoom range. I have an 18-200 I use a lot, but have an old 18-55 I still use sometimes when I don't need the whole zoom range and want something smaller. Also, on many cameras (don't know about the D5100 specifically), at 18mm if you use the on-camera flash the 18-200 will cast a shadow at the bottom of your photo, but the smaller 18-55 won't.

I keep my 18-55 because it wouldn't be worth much to sell it, and I do use it a bit. But if it broke, I wouldn't be in a hurry to get another one. I can't say much about the 18-105, as I've never used one.

So, I could see an argument for getting the kit lens, especially the 18-55 if you sometimes would want something smaller than your 18-200. But, I probably would just get the body unless the kit lens was only a few additional dollars.

Randy

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
belfrys Registered since 27th May 2011Fri 27-May-11 07:02 PM
3 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#3. "RE: D5100 lens choice"
In response to Reply # 2


FR
          

Thanks guys for your quick replies. I'm not keeping the D70s. I'm trading it in to get 20% off the D5100. In addition to the 18-200mm I also have a Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED and a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED.

Phil

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Fri 27-May-11 08:06 PM
51178 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#4. "RE: D5100 lens choice"
In response to Reply # 3


East Frisia, DE
          

Hi Phil,

then there is no need for another lens.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
belfrys Registered since 27th May 2011Fri 27-May-11 08:08 PM
3 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#5. "RE: D5100 lens choice"
In response to Reply # 4


FR
          

Thanks Gerold. Enjoy your weekend.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberSat 11-Jun-11 02:23 PM
3170 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#6. "RE: D5100 lens choice"
In response to Reply # 5


Monterey Bay, US
          

Keep the AF-S Nikkor 18-200
add the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX
It is great for Indoors, Video, Portraits, and Landscapes.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Forums Lobby GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA & MASTER IT Nikon D5300/D5200/D5100/D5000/D3300/D3200/D3100/D3000 (Public) topic #3695 Previous topic | Next topic


Take the Nikonians Tour and learn more about being a Nikonian Wiki /FAQ /Help Listen to our MP3 photography radio channels Find anything on Nikon and imaging technology - fast!

Copyright © Nikonians 2000, 2014
All Rights Reserved

Nikonians®, NikoScope® and NikoniansAcademy™ are trademarks owned by Nikonians.org.
Nikon®, Nikonos® and Nikkor® are registered trademarks of Nikon Corporation.