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post #11 of 33
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T2i SIGMA so far sounds like a good contender. i am a minimalist in a couple of ways, my power bill, and my monthly rent. so a close focal point sounds like one of those must have features to me.

also for those of you and you congrats, thank you very much!
post #12 of 33
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This would be good. The T2i has a mic input so you might want to invest in a external mic for video later down the line.

But for pictures that camera would be all you will ever need.

This coming from a T1i owner.
stereo mic support? if so i still have my binaural mic mod in my closet.

imagine that kind of immersion when watching old home video's
post #13 of 33
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T2i SIGMA so far sounds like a good contender. i am a minimalist in a couple of ways, my power bill, and my monthly rent. so a close focal point sounds like one of those must have features to me.

also for those of you and you congrats, thank you very much!
It's actually the opposite. The Sigma 30mm is a wide angle lens, which allows you to have a larger FoV with the lens. This means that you won't have to step back as much to frame more into your photo, which is great because every hospital room I've been in is pretty small.

It's the same reason why I didn't recommend the much cheaper yet still great IQ 50mm f/1.8 lens: It captures great images, but 50mm on a crop body is extremely difficult to work with in small spaces.
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It's actually the opposite. The Sigma 30mm is a wide angle lens, which allows you to have a larger FoV with the lens. This means that you won't have to step back as much to frame more into your photo, which is great because every hospital room I've been in is pretty small.

It's the same reason why I didn't recommend the much cheaper yet still great IQ 50mm f/1.8 lens: It captures great images, but 50mm on a crop body is extremely difficult to work with in small spaces.
yeah, i am all about small spaces in the home, our birthing centers mock bedrooms are also quite tiny. so the wide angle to start would be great. by the time me and my son build a spacecraft together i might need something a little more distance oriented.
post #15 of 33
You can get more lenses down the line, but for now a Sigma 30 on a T2i would beast. D5100 isn't as good in a few ways,
post #16 of 33
Something slobber/dropping/temperature resistant you can use with one hand and keep in the diaperbag. There are decent slim cameras out there. When you need "legacy" shots, pay a professional or a skilled and equipped amateur.

Congratz!
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You can get more lenses down the line, but for now a Sigma 30 on a T2i would beast. D5100 isn't as good in a few ways,
If he prefers Nikon ergonomics though, that'd be the camera I'd recommend. The ergonomics are different between the two cameras, and really for a new photographer that'd probably be the defining difference between the two.

That and the D5100 has the best image sensor out of Nikon's entry level lineup.
post #18 of 33
Did you read my post?

Today it isn't about pictures, but videos...

If you can go with D5100, do it.

Other than that choose D3100.
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post #19 of 33
I have to say, the D3100 is really an awesome camera. If your budget doesn't allow for the D5100, you aren't making too large of a compromise. And I have a Nikon mount Sigma 30 FS for sale.
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Did you read my post?

Today it isn't about pictures, but videos...

If you can go with D5100, do it.

Other than that choose D3100.
That's a bit of an overgeneralization. Not everyone is completely into video, and video definitely isn't a replacement for photography anymore than photography is a replacement for paintings.
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