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Upgrading from D3000 to D5100

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Enlite, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Enlite

    Enlite

    21
    Oct 16, 2009
    Buffalo
    I currently have a D3000 with the 18-55mm, a 55-200mm and an SB-600..

    If I upgrade to the D5100, will my lenses and flash still work with it?
     
  2. MaxxTraxx

    MaxxTraxx

    75
    Dec 30, 2010
    USA
    Isn't this basically a sideways update? (Sorry probably a little offtopic)
     
  3. GH41

    GH41

    Nov 18, 2008
    HHI
    Not a sideways move to me but not enough of an upgrade for me to warrant spending much more $$. Maybe he has an anxious buy and a desperate seller lined up. GH
     
  4. milano

    milano

    619
    Dec 23, 2008
    Corona, CA
    I agree, why not just put the money aside till you can go to a D7000?
     
  5. Perhaps because he/she's satisfied with their current stock of lenses...
     
  6. GH41

    GH41

    Nov 18, 2008
    HHI
    What does that have to do with anything? GH
     
  7. Not a sideways update if one wants better high ISO. The D5100 will be about two+ stops better than the D3000. E.g. if you're comfortable shooting the D3000 at ISO 400, you'll shoot ISO 1600 on the D5100.

    Of course the real question here isn't why upgrade to the D5100 or D7000 or even a used D300. It's -- what's the reason for upgrading in first place?
     
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