T3i 18-135mm or D5100 18-105mm?

Started May 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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lucypp
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T3i 18-135mm or D5100 18-105mm?
May 7, 2012

I know there are a million Canon vs Nikon threads (I've probably read them all myself), but I'm still indecisive enough to delurk and start a new one.

Canon pros

  • I've owned Canon cameras before (digital P&S, film SLR) and I like the controls and feel

  • 18-135mm has a slightly bigger range (I've analysed my past photos enough to know I would not be happy with the 18-55mm kit lens)

Nikon pros

  • better at low light

  • slightly faster continuous shooting

  • 18-105mm lens is higher quality than Canon 18-135mm

The advice in all the Canon vs Nikon threads seems to come down to liking how it feels, but is the difference in quality enough to favour Nikon anyway?

Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5) Nikon D5100
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