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  1. #1
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    Money well spent

    I promise my last question , I have have an 18-55mm lens and another lens 75-240mm "g" for my D5000. I want to get the 55-300mm afs for it. Seeing the prices on ebay for a D70s = $100 or so. Should I get that and hunt for old glass. Aka I've seen a 70-300mm"G" for $99. Or just concentrate on "good" glass with the body I have? I mean for $200 give or take, I could get a D70s body with 70-300mm autofucus motor built in so not an issue. Or get the 55-300mm and use the current body? IM ON A BUDGET !

    thanks,

    as everyone knows, the g lens is manual f


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    Re: Money well spent

    Though I like older tech and love my D300 and D700, I think unless you can move up to a D90, D300 or D7000 that you might be better staying with the D5000. The built-in focus motor is a big plus, but dropping down to about 6 MPs would be a big negative in my opinion. If it were me I'd save up for a D90, D300 or D7000 and then look for good nikon af-d glass.
    But the buying of nikon af-s 55-300mm lens and then upgrading your model later someday to say a D5100 or newer is also a good way to go!
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    Re: Money well spent

    thanks, Bill that answers, the question. Good thought The d5000 is the D90 in wolf's clothing lol, so try to build up my "glass" collection and I should be good. Aye Aye captain.

    gracias
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    Re: Money well spent

    I have two older D70 bodies, and while they are good cameras, the newer tech makes the D5000 a better camera. I'd go for glass, and when you can afford it, a more advanced, newer body. Just my 2 cents.
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    Re: Money well spent

    agree one hundred percent. Just needed the push. SOLD , no buts.... about the D200 body and all? Is she that dated?

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    Re: Money well spent

    I can't honestly answer this question. The D5000 and D200 both have their points,but I can't say which you would like better. I don't think you would be upgrading really, just gaining a few pro style perks and a lower MPs. @fotojack might be able to advise you on the D200 better than I can!

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    agree one hundred percent. Just needed the push. SOLD , no buts.... about the D200 body and all? Is she that dated?
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    Re: Money well spent

    it's like 2 steps forward and one step backwards, and I wouldn't be saving money on an older body with with the af motor. Because i will lose way too much in low light aka iso and sensor??????

    I would use, the D70s in broad daylight, sorry for that. Isso wouldn't be an issue. But the bonus of older cheapr lens I LIKEE !

    and the price of lens nowadays, is it possible? Or don't get into this game at all from the start
    Last edited by lucien; 05-08-2015 at 10:35 PM.

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    Re: Money well spent

    I went older to get those af-d lenses along with the easier to use pro style setup! But going too far back in tech might make you like your finished work less! I didn't go below 12 MPs on my Nikon body choices, and if you plan on printing any of your work, I would recommend not going below 10 MPs!

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    it's like 2 steps forward and one step backwards, and I wouldn't be saving money on an older body with with the af motor. Because i will lose way too much in low light aka iso and sensor??????

    I would use, the D70s in broad daylight, sorry for that. Isso wouldn't be an issue. But the bonus of older cheapr lens I LIKEE !

    and the price of lens nowadays, is it possible? Or don't get into this game at all from the start
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    Re: Money well spent

    no printing, = hobby, which cam would make a blowout for my friends even me? Aka what is usable ind daylight? 20 x20? we don't even do that lol

  10. #10
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    Re: Money well spent

    iso 400, same cams, but more lens options. I'm not doing this. I think my cam will win and we will wake up the dead I do have a few good pics can you tell max size without degradation? sorry. Dont worry. and how do I find out

    Thank you for your answers in advance. I'm not doing this again
    Last edited by lucien; 05-08-2015 at 10:52 PM.





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