3100 vs 5100

Started Dec 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP anniejohn Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: 3100 vs 5100

THanks. I was looking at the sb400 actually, but read that since it only tilts up and down, it doesn't work when you shoot a subject vertically (don't know if I'm saying that correctly, but I mean when you tilt the camera body 90 degrees to shot the long way, the flash doesn't hit the ceiling anymore). But the sb600 is WAY expensive for me. do you think the sb400 is still a good solution if I often tilt the camera like that?

ChristianHass wrote:

D5100 has a better sensor for high ISO shooting, but the best way to go would be to buy either camera with a Nikkor AF-S 35mm f1.8 or Nikkor AF-S 50mm f1.8 and a flash you can bounce, even the little SB400 will do.

The bounced flash avoids the washed out look, and the fast lens will let you isolate the subject from the background.

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