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Camera, D80 Or Canon 350D  
User currently offlineE195 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 191 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3058 times:
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Well, what a turn of events....

What camera would you recommend?
Come from a Nikon D50 with the 18-55mm and 70-300mm lens and looking at upgrading.
Im thinking the D80 as the lens will still fit etc and i would have the added expense of buying new lens.

From what ive heard its a heck of a good unit.

Thoughts?

David


Nikon D90 & D50 Sigma 70-300mm, 50-500 mm Lens :) oh yea Baby!
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User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2898 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

If you have a Nikon already, you might want to stick with it so you can use your lenses. It may also be compatible with other things from the D50 (such as your memory card  Wink)


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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

Aren't D50s SD memory and D80s CF?

Anyway, point is stick with Nikon, because it's more financially viable. The D80 is the ideal next step from a D50 so your research has been good!

I'm a Canon owner but I wouldn't say it would be worth replacing your D50 with a 350D, as the jump just isn't big enough. Even opting for the 400D isn't an enormous leap forward. The D80 supposedly is a very capable camera - somewhere in between the 350/400D and the 30D.

Karl


User currently offlineE195 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 191 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3044 times:
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Thanks guys,
is £500 for just the body a good price here in the uk?

David



Nikon D90 & D50 Sigma 70-300mm, 50-500 mm Lens :) oh yea Baby!
User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

Think that sounds reasonable.

Karl


User currently offlineRomeoKC10FE From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

What's wrong with your D50? As has been said here a million times, BUY GOOD GLASS!!!! The D50 is a great camera, invest in some quality lenses, you won't regret it and your pics will show the difference!!

User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3015 times:
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Quoting RomeoKC10FE (Reply 5):
What's wrong with your D50? As has been said here a million times, BUY GOOD GLASS!!!! The D50 is a great camera, invest in some quality lenses, you won't regret it and your pics will show the difference!!

While better glass is always good, the D80 would be an upgrade in the sense that you can shoot in continuous mode longer, has better AF performance, has a much better viewfinder (prism, not mirror)...

But Nikon is probably prepping a D90, I would wait until after the PMA announcements before buying anything.



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3011 times:



Quoting JakTrax (Reply 2):
Aren't D50s SD memory and D80s CF?

Yes

Quoting RomeoKC10FE (Reply 5):
What's wrong with your D50? As has been said here a million times, BUY GOOD GLASS!!!! The D50 is a great camera, invest in some quality lenses, you won't regret it and your pics will show the difference!!

Good argument here. Look at Dave Budd's pics. What that guy does with a D50 and a good lens and skill is amazing.

Quoting Dvincent (Reply 6):
But Nikon is probably prepping a D90, I would wait until after the PMA announcements before buying anything.

Good advice.


User currently offlineDerekF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 910 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3005 times:



Quoting JakTrax (Reply 2):
Aren't D50s SD memory and D80s CF?



Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 7):
Quoting JakTrax (Reply 2):
Aren't D50s SD memory and D80s CF?

Yes

My D80 takes SD cards.

The D70 took CF cards



Whatever.......
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2978 times:



Quoting DerekF (Reply 8):
My D80 takes SD cards.

My bad, I thought it was CF, thought the 50 was it with that.


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2898 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2964 times:



Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 1):
t may also be compatible with other things from the D50 (such as your memory card Wink)

I'm no Nikonian so I had no idea whether they share the same card. I was rather hinting at the fact that David is still waiting for his memory card to come back from the AAIB (aren't you?)



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User currently offlineE195 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 191 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2929 times:
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Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 10):
I'm no Nikonian so I had no idea whether they share the same card. I was rather hinting at the fact that David is still waiting for his memory card to come back from the AAIB (aren't you?)

i have and if you look at the thread you will see where the pictrues are

DAvid



Nikon D90 & D50 Sigma 70-300mm, 50-500 mm Lens :) oh yea Baby!
User currently offlineE195 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 191 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2914 times:
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would the lens: Sigma 170-500mm f5-6.3 APO (Nikon AF) be advisable (£560) or can anyone recommend a better one

Yours

David



Nikon D90 & D50 Sigma 70-300mm, 50-500 mm Lens :) oh yea Baby!
User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12509 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2909 times:
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Quoting JakTrax (Reply 2):
Aren't D50s SD memory and D80s CF?

Even if they were, IMHO, the low cost of memory these days means that memory format shouldn't factor in to a decision about which camera to upgrade to.



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User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2909 times:
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Quoting E195 (Reply 12):
would the lens: Sigma 170-500mm f5-6.3 APO (Nikon AF) be advisable (£560) or can anyone recommend a better one

Might as well just go all the way and get the Bigma (50-500), better built, better image quality, better glass all around.



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User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1807 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

David,

I would recommend getting to know your current camera better first, and build up your photography skills on that. Investing in a 50-500mm Sigma would better suit you and help you improve more. The lens that you currently have (and that I used to use) isn't the best lens in the world!

I think you'd improve more with the new lens, than a new camera.  Smile

Just my 2cents.

[Edited 2008-01-22 10:42:03]

User currently offlineE195 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 191 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2842 times:
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bmi cheers for that.

the lens specificatrion, any recommendations?

cheers

david



Nikon D90 & D50 Sigma 70-300mm, 50-500 mm Lens :) oh yea Baby!
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