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I also forgot to mention: they definitely improved video recording quality on the D3200 so if you're also considering that, it's another plus for that camera.

As I stated earlier though, if you do purchase a 3200, do yourself a favor and pick up a 35DX and a decent telephoto and use the 18-55 as a paperweight or something.
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Thank you for the replies! My bad, It wasn't the lack of IS on the Nikon that put me off but the lack of an in camera focusing motor (AF?), which I believe the Canon has? There's so many new terms to learn that I'm getting confused doh.gif That and the Nikon lenses being more expensive.

I will have to make do with the kit lens of whatever I buy for a while as I will be pushing my budget but one thing I find confusing and will need, is a lens with a larger zoom. . . or focal length?
The S2980 has a 18X zoom and I quite like it. I understand that you can't get that kind of Zoom on a DSLR lens without spending a lot of money but I would like a lens with a larger zoom than the kit lens.
Money is an issue there, so I'd be leaning towards the camera with the cheaper lens options. . . . but I would have to balance that up against quality. For example, if the canon lens was cheaper but produced lesser quality pics than the Nikon that was slightly more expensive - I'd have to consider the Nikon. If there is no gain in image quality, then the camera with the cheaper lens system is what I'd go for.

Actually going to a shop that sells cameras so that I could see how they feel is a problem for me as I live in a rural area. it would involve a 200 mile round trip, so I'm having to do all me research online and will probably spend another couple of weeks reading various forums and review sites before making a final decision.
I haven't looked in to the D5100, thanks - I'll look that one up now smile.gif
 
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Ah yeah, the 600D does have in body AF, but in my expeirence of screw drive AF (I shot with sony for 5 years) its fairly slow and quite noisy compared to a decent AF motor in a lens. As far as a zoom on the cheaper end of things, on Nikon you'd have the Nikkor 55-200 with VR (Nikon's name for AF) or the 70-300 from Sigma. Sigma doesnt have IF on its cheaper 70-300 though. Both can be found for around £200-220, I'd probably be inclined to go for the Nikkor since I actually had the Sigma on my old Sony, and its nothing great, plus I've heard the Nikon version focuses quite slowly. I'm no help at all on the Canon side of things unforunatly ! redface.gif
    
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Ah yeah, the 600D does have in body AF, but in my expeirence of screw drive AF (I shot with sony for 5 years) its fairly slow and quite noisy compared to a decent AF motor in a lens.

All Canon lenses have in-lens motors and are operated electronically. There is no screw-drive to speak of in the EOS system.
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Hi guys! Now rocking a 5D and some Samyang love
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My new Sirui T-025X next to Slik 700DX/ Vangaurd SBH-300, weighs as much as the sbh-300, loving it so far.

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Hi guys! Now rocking a 5D and some Samyang love

'grats!

which samyang?

ive always wanted the 8mm 3.5 biggrin.gif
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'grats!
which samyang?
ive always wanted the 8mm 3.5 biggrin.gif

35mm f1.4 and 14mm f2.8. Both are spectacular if you can get past the manual focus, if you see that as a negative.
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look at some unedited samples of the 14/2.8 cause it has some weird lens distortion where it looks like a mustache. some of my friends cant stand it, but i dont mind it that much.
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look at some unedited samples of the 14/2.8 cause it has some weird lens distortion where it looks like a mustache. some of my friends cant stand it, but i dont mind it that much.

It's quite annoying, but someone had made a good lens correction profile for PS a while back.
    
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