Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 550D Which is Better????

Started Jun 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Syaoran Li
OP Syaoran Li New Member • Posts: 15
Re: Because it's impolite

baloo_buc wrote:

You have no idea about the lenses so I would be very cautious buying more than one lens. The kit lenses are designed for this purpose. They are decent and affordable lenses for the people that have no clue about what to get. After you are using the lens for a while you know that you have some limitations and depending on these you buy a new lens.
Canon has the 18-55 mm IS kit lens while Nikon has 18-55 mm VR and 18-105 mm VR.

Be aware that the cheap 50 mm f/1.8 lenses were not designed for low light and are good from f/5.6 on. Moreover Nikon lens you mentioned (50 mm f/1.8D) will not AF on Nikon D5100.

These are entry level bodies that have some features cut in order to reduce costs and to make you buy later a higher priced body. The quality of the photos will depend more on the lens used and your skills. Strictly if you use the same lens and your skills are identical the images will be almost identical (with a slight advantage for Nikon).

Go to a shop and handle both and see which is more comfortable to use. Look at the support in your country and the availability of the cameras and accessories (like lenses and flashes). Also look at their prices in your country. E.g. in Romania the Canon bodies and lenses are much more expensive than the Nikon ones even if they are lower quality (like Canon EF-S 18-135 mm IS that is 70% more expensive that the much better Nikkor AF-S 18-105 mm VR).
Bucuresti, Romania

Then i will go with the kit lens first... and after that... what lenses should i buy for both canon and nikon??? I mean for all general purposes like for scenary and indoor and also low light... Thanks...

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