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  1. #1
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    Talk Me off of the Ledge !!

    A little context: About 4 years ago I purchased a Nikon D3200, I enjoyed using the Camera and was starting to experiment with different settings and techniques. Well abut 2 years ago while I was at work my wife and son went to the park and she took my camera with her to take some Photos of my son playing. Well somehow she LOST MY CAMERA !!!.

    I have been itching to buy another DSLR and within the last week an opportunity has arisen that might allow me to purchase a D3500 or a D5600. I am leaning towards the D3500 because ( if I let my wife take it out again ) she can use the Auto Mode.

    My problem is if I do purchase the new Camera, my wife WILL push me over the edge of a cliff. What to do what to do. Any thoughts or comments are appreciated.

    Thanks.


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    Re: Talk Me off of the Ledge !!

    All of the Nikon DX cameras have an auto mode (for what it is worth). Finally, your wife lost your camera and says you can't buy a new one! I would also start looking for a new wife as well as a camera
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    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

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    Re: Talk Me off of the Ledge !!

    They both have Auto and Auto-no flash. The D5600 has a tilt screen, which can be beneficial. Looking at the specs, most of them are identical. Do you need or want: time lapse, tilt screen, etc? How important are all of the auto scene selections on the 3500? New, the price difference is what, a C-note?

    I say pick the one you like best and try to figure out how to tether it to your wife if she borrows it. Like, always wear the neck strap.

    Or get yourself a good used one that you like, and buy her an entry level used camera for her to use. It is called a birthday/ anniversary/ mother's day present. . Mother's day specials on entry DSLRs come out every April/May.
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    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100

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    Re: Talk Me off of the Ledge !!

    Talk Me off of the Ledge !!
    Your just looking for someone to blame

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    Re: Talk Me off of the Ledge !!

    Quote Originally Posted by pk63015 View Post
    A little context: About 4 years ago I purchased a Nikon D3200, I enjoyed using the Camera and was starting to experiment with different settings and techniques. Well abut 2 years ago while I was at work my wife and son went to the park and she took my camera with her to take some Photos of my son playing. Well somehow she LOST MY CAMERA !!!.

    I have been itching to buy another DSLR and within the last week an opportunity has arisen that might allow me to purchase a D3500 or a D5600. I am leaning towards the D3500 because ( if I let my wife take it out again ) she can use the Auto Mode.

    My problem is if I do purchase the new Camera, my wife WILL push me over the edge of a cliff. What to do what to do. Any thoughts or comments are appreciated.

    Thanks.
    The D5600 has a couple nice upgrades over the D3500; mainly the slightly larger, articulating, touch-sensitive rear-LCD and a lot more (39) focus-points (vs 11 for the D3500).
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  6. #6
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    Re: Talk Me off of the Ledge !!

    My wife just came by and gave me an ICY Look.. I better tread Lightly !!!
    “The picture is bad because the photographer was poor. I took the picture myself, and you can clearly tell I have no money.”
    Jarod Kintz

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    Re: Talk Me off of the Ledge !!

    Quote Originally Posted by pk63015 View Post
    My wife just came by and gave me an ICY Look...
    *confused look*

    Your wife loses your camera and she's giving YOU the icy stare??
    ~ Paul
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    Re: Talk Me off of the Ledge !!

    I think if you can afford the 5600 that would be the best choice. Another option to consider is looking at refurbished cameras. When I bought my D7200 a few years ago I got a great price through Nikon. Actually Adorama is a good place to look at reverb cameras.

    My D7200 had less than 50 shutter clicks. It was good as new. I think it is worth a look.
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    Re: Talk Me off of the Ledge !!

    I'll second Danno's suggestion for the D7200
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  10. #10
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    Re: Talk Me off of the Ledge !!

    Sorry, we can't help with the wife situation, and nobody here will tell you NOT to buy a camera. Get a cheap one and start shooting.
    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100





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