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  1. #11
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    Re: D80 vs d200

    New firmware corrected the battery usage issue. The latest firmware for the D200 is A: 2.01
    B: 2.01

    If the camera doesn't have these numbers, it needs to be updated. Firmware is downloadable from Nikon web site, free. Upgrading firmware (in any camera) must be followed to the letter!)

    Like I keep telling Lucien...if it came to deciding which camera to go for...the D80 or the D200....it would be the D200 hands down! If it comes down to the age of the technology of both cameras, they're both "older" tech. However, in terms of body build quality, the D200 wins; magnesium vs plastic body of the D80, weather sealing of the D200, general camera heft and weight...not an issue. Come on...you're not holding it out at arms length 24 hours a day! It comes with a strap that hangs around your neck to take the weight off your arms when not in use.

    It has a built in focus motor, allowing the use of non motorized lenses, therefor more options in lens selection:
    The following lenses can be used with the D300 / D200:



    The D100, D80, D70, D70s or D50 have a standard "F" type Nikon lens mount, the same lens mount Nikon has used in practically every SLR we have ever made. Best performance and functionality will be achieved when "D" or "G" type CPU lenses ("G" lenses have no aperture ring and are marked as "G".) are used, but many other Nikon lenses and accessories can be used.
    In general, any Nikon Autofocus lens will work fine on these cameras. Most older, manual focus, lenses can be mounted, but the camera's internal exposure meter will not work. For specific compatibility see the chart below:







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    D300
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    35 1.8/ 50 1.8/ 18-105/ 18-55/70-300/ Tokina AT-X Pro SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX
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  2. #12
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    Re: D80 vs d200

    Good summary @fotojack, I can't imagine any case being made for a D80 over the prosumer D200.

    Being able to shop for D glass in the future alone makes the case for me!
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    ​Nikon D700/Nikon D300//MB-D10 Nikkor 28 2.8 Ai, 50 AF 1.4 D, 35-70 AF 2.8 D, 60 AF 2.8 D, 80-200 AF ED 2.8 D, 70-300 AF-S VR, 55-200DX VR, 18-55DX VR, SB-28 SB-600 - Fast D glass = Yes!


  3. #13
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    Re: D80 vs d200

    Thanks, I just wanted to throw the question out there. And to see the pros and cons. In the end I might wait and get the best bod for the job lol

  4. #14
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    Re: D80 vs d200

    should I check at the store if the firmware is updated when/before purchase? So D200 it is. You guys drive a hard bargain

    Again Thx

  5. #15
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    Re: D80 vs d200

    Sorry Jack with the firmware update, what is the life span compared aka 100 shots and after = 200 shots?

    or all day?

    IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GLASS, in the end
    point made and sold
    Last edited by lucien; 01-18-2015 at 01:09 AM.

  6. #16
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    Re: D80 vs d200

    thank you, the 200 is a better camera overall. You guys know your stuff, the iso range is higher more pro camera aka room to grow for the same price and the firmware upgrade will fix the battery issues

    to the mod, can you combine all of my last responses into one
    thank you and good night
    Last edited by lucien; 01-18-2015 at 03:13 AM.
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  7. #17
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    Re: D80 vs d200

    The number of shots you get on a battery depends on what resolution you set the camera to...Small, Medium or Large. The larger the resolution, the less shots. Using an 8GB card, well over 800. At Medium, it rises to over 1,500. Set to Small, it's over 3000 shots. I have mine set to Large, making cropping easier.

    Using the on board flash a lot will deplete the battery faster, of course. Using your LCD screen constantly will also run down your battery.
    The D200 is not a prosumer camera. Nikon U.S.A. classifies it as a pro level camera, albeit on the low end of the pro series.

    The firmware is easy to check. Just go to the Setup Menu in the camera, press OK and it will tell you what Firmware is installed. There are two parts to the firmware...A: and B: The latest (and last) firmware that should be in the camera is 2.01 for both A: and B:
    Last edited by fotojack; 01-18-2015 at 07:41 AM.
    Jack

    We guarantee quick answers....no matter how long it takes!

    The floggings will continue until morale improves!
    *************************************************
    D300
    D2Xs
    All Nikkor lenses except where stated otherwise:
    35 1.8/ 50 1.8/ 18-105/ 18-55/70-300/ Tokina AT-X Pro SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX
    Tamron AF 28-75 2.8

  8. #18
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    Re: D80 vs d200

    I actually was in my LCS yesterday and they had 2 D200's and a D80 under the glass! First time I ever handled a D80.

    On handle alone there is no comparison. D200 = pro..... D80 light and flimsy in comparison.......

    I prefer pro gear.....of course others may disagree. Ran out of cash or I would have walked out with a camera I didn't need!



    (still I strong chance I will own a D200)
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    ​Nikon D700/Nikon D300//MB-D10 Nikkor 28 2.8 Ai, 50 AF 1.4 D, 35-70 AF 2.8 D, 60 AF 2.8 D, 80-200 AF ED 2.8 D, 70-300 AF-S VR, 55-200DX VR, 18-55DX VR, SB-28 SB-600 - Fast D glass = Yes!


  9. #19
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    Re: D80 vs d200

    thank you brothers/sisters. The issue is settled. The D200 is a lot of cam for the bucks nowadays All is well that ends well. My budget makes the call

    night

    My God, my responses weren't condensed. The cam I'm dealing with must me an oldie but a goodie. Aka a legend, in Nikon land
    Last edited by lucien; 01-19-2015 at 01:02 AM.





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