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Staples sells overpriced batteries, you can find them at at least half the price on the net, you could have bought a way better tripod for the same price too, the rest of the kit is pretty decent for the money smile.gif
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smart choice on the buy
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Staples sells overpriced batteries, you can find them at at least half the price on the net, you could have bought a way better tripod for the same price too, the rest of the kit is pretty decent for the money smile.gif

Do tell what tripod you can buy that is better for the same price and where you find nikon brand batteries for cheap. i am very curious as to what brand of tripod you use that is great quality for really cheap. rolleyes.gif
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I have to agree here. Tripods basically have up to two of the following three characteristics -- good build quality, lightweight, and cost effective (inexpensive). All tripods have at least one, most decent ones have two of the three, but there really aren't tripods out there that have all three.

Given that B&H sells the D5100 BNIB w/ lens for $599, to get it locally with the extras and taxes, I think that OP did just fine.
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I paid $34.86 for the tripod, $14.93 for the 16GB Sony SD card, $6.97 for the UV lens, $34.97 for the case and I also got a 32GB class 6 SD card for $9.97. Don't forget that I'm in Canada and prices are always higher here.
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The Tripod has a max height of 39", shrinks down to 14" for carrying, has a carrying bag, 2-way panhead and weighs 570 grams (1.26 pounds). I can always buy a bigger one later down the road.
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The Tripod has a max height of 39", shrinks down to 14" for carrying, has a carrying bag, 2-way panhead and weighs 570 grams (1.26 pounds). I can always buy a bigger one later down the road.

truthfully that means almost absolutely nothing......but i am going to assume at that price poiint for a tripod you hold on to the camera strap when using the tripod....
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Amazing! Give us some Shoots!
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D5100 is still a very good camera tongue.gif But ... that is a bit pricey for a D5100 ... i can find a D5200 here for that price redface.gif
Anyway, the tripod i have is from the 90s, very solidly built and my parents didn't pay much but it isn't light though. It's pretty heavy as a result
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I'm going to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum and will be taking lots of pics with the new camera. I also took and ordered a spare battery and an AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D & AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lenses
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