D60 as first DSLR

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by jake.f, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. jake.f macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2008
    NSW, Australia
    Hi all,
    Im a looking to get a DSLR and after I realised the Canon EOS 500D was a bit out of my price range I thought of the Nikon D60.. It would be my first DSLR. I know it doesn't have an AF motor and you have to buy lenses with one but this shouldn't be to much of a problem because i only would be buying a few lenses. Also it does not have live view. After spending some time using my friends a300 I realised i would never use it. The kit im looking at comes with the 18-55 VR Lens. I would most probably be looking at it from here:
    That is in my price range. Also I would be looking at a Telephoto lens later on and i found this one:
    I know that this lens doesn't have and Image Stabilizer but the only time i would be using it a 300mm would be taking photos in daylight and i would almost never use it in low light, and if i did I would get a tripod.

    Anyway if anyone has any other recommendations for either camera or Telephoto lens please post. I will be going into camera house later today to try out the D60 and 18-55 VR and to also see if they can give me a better price.

  2. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2008
    im a d60 owner. looking back at this. i wished i purchased a d90 for a few hundred more. more choices of lenses. non af-s lenses:mad:
  3. OCSpersonel macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2009
    i agree, get the D90 if you can or look at the D5000, not sure the specs but is new so there gona have good deals on it
  4. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2008
  5. Dman77 macrumors member

    May 23, 2009
    London, UK
    The D60 will be perfect for you if you're not fussed about the internal motor. I bought one and love it, got a 55-200mm lens for it and have taken some lovely shots.

    It's a great piece of kit for the money in my opinion.

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