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What do you guys think for a beginning camera: t2i vs d3200?

What Sprice said, however played with D3200 at walley world. It's pretty cheesy cheapo plastic feeling even next to a D3100 and years behind the D40 if I should go that far. Am I being picky? Yes but if you could feel both the D3100 and D3200 next to each other youll notice even the buttons feel and seem hollow. Other than the ergos and feel it's an all arounder better shooter than the T2i and the extra mp can be fun to crop with or just have for decent prints. Won't be dissatisfied either way but the T2i is already replaced, and D3200 is recent. Did you find a good deal to sway you from your T2i interest?
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What Sprice said, however played with D3200 at walley world. It's pretty cheesy cheapo plastic feeling even next to a D3100 and years behind the D40 if I should go that far. Am I being picky? Yes but if you could feel both the D3100 and D3200 next to each other youll notice even the buttons feel and seem hollow. Other than the ergos and feel it's an all arounder better shooter than the T2i and the extra mp can be fun to crop with or just have for decent prints. Won't be dissatisfied either way but the T2i is already replaced, and D3200 is recent. Did you find a good deal to sway you from your T2i interest?


No, just saw that it seemed to be a better camera for a close price, still trying to get a t2i for around 450 though, 600 for the d3200 is just too much for me.

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I was about to ask about t2i vs 3200 as well. I think i am going to get the 3200 after reading the above comments, what lens would you guys suggest? I was thinking of a sigma 30mm, which would by approximately like a 50mm on a film camera right?

EDIT I also have some old Super-takumar lenses, can someone recommend me an infinity focus adapter?
Edited by Eggs and bacon - 11/21/12 at 1:00am
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I was about to ask about t2i vs 3200 as well. I think i am going to get the 3200 after reading the above comments, what lens would you guys suggest? I was thinking of a sigma 30mm, which would by approximately like a 50mm on a film camera right?
EDIT I also have some old Super-takumar lenses, can someone recommend me an infinity focus adapter?

i do not believe m42 on f mount can focus to infinity without optics, which means you need to purchase a high quality (read EXPENSIVE) adapter. so it may not be worth getting an adapter.

also lower end nikon bodies are crippled to not meter when a non-chipped lens is attached.
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No metering kinda sucks, and is it the same story on a t2i?
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you should be able to meter with an old takumar on a t2i and get infinity focus. different camera bodies work different wink.gif
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Not quite related (okay at all) but apparently MA is pressing Amazon to start remitting sales tax for orders sent to us. Brick and mortar stores will probably appreciate it, but in terms of having an impact on local shops I think it's mostly too little, too late..
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What do you guys think for a beginning camera: t2i vs d3200?

D3200 definitely.

Nikon created a real winner in the entry level category.
    
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I was about to ask about t2i vs 3200 as well. I think i am going to get the 3200 after reading the above comments, what lens would you guys suggest? I was thinking of a sigma 30mm, which would by approximately like a 50mm on a film camera right?
EDIT I also have some old Super-takumar lenses, can someone recommend me an infinity focus adapter?
You really can't go wrong with the Nikkor 1.8g 35mm. It's a really solid performer for the price. Image quality is really good and the focal length is very usable. I also have the Nikkor 55-300mm lens and I would recommend that if you want a less expensive telephoto. It is much better than the 55-200mm and is worth paying twice the price.
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Also to those guys looking at the D3200, please consider the D5100. It is a great camera. The video is good and it has the same sensor as the D7000. It can be had on Amazon with kit lens for about $550.
Sorry about double post redface.gif
Edited by spRICE - 11/21/12 at 10:49am
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