So i Need A New Camara

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by IllEatyourFace, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. IllEatyourFace macrumors newbie

    IllEatyourFace

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    Ok so i have decided i want to get a digital SLR camera and i have
    narrowed it down to three cameras i either want a Nikon D40, Nikon D50,
    or a Nikon D70 and i need some help. Which would be the best Ive never
    owned a Digital SLR camera before but i was hoping you people could help me
    decide on which one would be best for me and my new obsession.
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  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    are you set on Nikon? check www.fredmiranda.com and search the buy and sell forums. Many great deals to be had.

    Are you looking for a camera to grow into, or one to learn a bit and then move on to something more advanced? What about buying used? If you are set on a Nikon, you could pick up a Nikon D200 for about $600-$700. Pretty good deal for a great camera, plus you can learn a ton with it and wont outgrow it any time soon.
     
  3. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    I personally would, of those, go for the D40 - new, bigger screen, light and portable, best image quality of the three.

    Of course, there is no internal AF motor in this camera so check that your potential lenses are AF-S.
     
  4. IllEatyourFace thread starter macrumors newbie

    IllEatyourFace

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    I was kind of set on nikon
    but i can change i mean
    i really like the nikon
    but idk
     
  5. XianPalin macrumors 6502

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    I'd go with the D40. Just be aware that certain older lenses won't autofocus with it, but any newer lens (AF-S) should be fine. The lens that comes in the kit will autofocus, and a lot of kits also come with the 55-200mm lens which will autofocus as well.

    See here for more info:

    http://d40xd60.wikidot.com/lens-compatibility
    or here:
    http://d40xd60.wikidot.com/list-of-lenses-that-will-af

    I have a d40, eventually I will buy a D90 if I get into photography enough, but for a starter camera the D40 is great and cheap.
     
  6. sdphil macrumors newbie

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    I too just bought I DSLR. I set out to buy a Nikon cause thats what I used back in the 35mm days. I went to a store to look at them and then I picked up a Canon. I was impressed by how much easier the menus and buttons were compared to the Nikon. I would go look too if I were you. After I played with the Canon EOS XSI I could not justify buying the Nikon.
     
  7. flinch13 macrumors regular

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    I am a Canon nut, so I'm biased I suppose, but I must suggest that you not overlook the brand. They make good products, and the 40D is now one of the best AND most economical models available (~600 for a lightly used model, rather a good deal considering they used to cost $1200 around three months ago).

    Explore ally options I'd say. Go to a camera store, pick up the cameras, try them out, and ask yourself what you will be able to use, enjoy, and afford. You'll make the right choice.
     

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