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are leg sections connected by plastic? is the head on the tripod plastic? is the mounting plate on the tripod plastic?

not saying it wont hold the camera, but just telling you not to let go of the strap if you set it up outside.....
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Go used...lots of great gear for people that went DSLR and realized it wasnt for them.
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are leg sections connected by plastic? is the head on the tripod plastic? is the mounting plate on the tripod plastic?

not saying it wont hold the camera, but just telling you not to let go of the strap if you set it up outside.....

The mounting plate is a hard plastic with a rubber insert. The legs are made of aluminum withplastic speed clips. Here is a LINK to a description of the item. For right now it should be okay and I plan on getting a better one eventually.
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post #24 of 45
This is not the tripod I was thinking about, for the price it should do a decent job,

Concerning the battery, an example here.
Concerning the tripod, here are some examples : Dolica, Ravelli, and Vista (classic and cheap).

I do agree that it is a really nice kit that you bought there, there is not much difference between the 5200 and the 5100, at least none that is worth it ordering it from another country or to pay more for it than the 5100, not that I know of at least. You'll be happy with your purchase, treat it well wink.gif
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The increased resolution is good for you if you want to take a picture but the object is too small tongue.gif then crop it later
Too small as in limited zoom range
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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

nice you will love the 35 1.8 thumb.gif
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I bought a UV Filter for the lenses, should I be using it all the time or just sometimes?
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I bought a UV Filter for the lenses, should I be using it all the time or just sometimes?

Well it only protects the lens, and slightly degrades quality, I would only use it if you were going somewhere where the front element might get scratched of damaged somehow, ie the beach.
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post #29 of 45
If you have purchased a high quality UV Filter, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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If its the same one they sell at staples use just like Eggs and Bacon said (he made me hungry that bastard >_<)

Congrats on the lens ! How much did you pay for the spare battery ?
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