Well I decided on a DSLR!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Lunaprk, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Lunaprk macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    .......and I just wanted to thank everyone on this forum. Mostly for the patience to continually answer the "which to buy" questions. I did a lot of research with several sites but since I read MacRumors for news about Macs, I end up reading the Digital Photography forums. You all really had a big hand in explaining the strengths of each camera.

    I ended up buying the Nikon D80 with a 18-55 3.5-5.6 lens (both reconditioned from Adorama.com for approx $725). I felt the ability to use more legacy lenses was the deciding factor over the D40 & D60. I chose Nikon over the others as that is the brand of the 35mm camera I used years ago. I borrowed a Canon Rebel for a photography workshop and it was fine but I still give the edge to Nikon- just a personal preference.

    I spent a weekend in NYC (Did stop by the brick & mortar Adorama) my first time shooting and I'm very satisfied and learned most of the functions easily. Look forward to saving and buying better lenses in the future- thanks folks!


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  2. LaJaca macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2007
    Near Seattle
  3. Maui macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2007
    5 posts in 4 years! I hope you shoot more than you post!
  4. ghostguts macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2008
  5. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
    congrats on the purchase, now get out there and shoot....
  6. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    Yeah, some people actually have a life. :p

    OP: congrats on the D80.

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