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Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:03 am

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/nikond80/

LIke I posted earlier, SD only.

[Edited 2006-08-09 17:04:31]
 
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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:07 am

This lens looks like a winner too, for people who don't want to shell out for a 70-200 VR

The AF-S 70-300 mm VR (4.3x) offers long telephoto reach with optical Vibration Reduction and a SWM (Silent Wave Motor), it should retail for $699 and be available in October.
 
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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:25 am

The lens is ok, but the D80 uses SD cards. Which means us D70 users who want to upgrade will have to change to SD, and that adds expense.

Having said that, it's certainly a cheaper option than the D200. Still only 3fps though and 6 on the buffer in RAW.

Have to have a think and an argue with the Accountant! Big grin

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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:08 am

Geez....I wonder how much I could get on e-Bay for my 300D.Power Grip,1Gig Microdrive 18-55 lense,50mm 1.8, 70-300 Tamron & lens hoods plus Sigma SuperDG flash???

Im ready to head back to Nikon.....
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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:09 am

Don't you just love the $-£ conversion rate. $999 = £699. WTF?  banghead 

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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:00 am

Dear Andy,

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 2):
Have to have a think and an argue with the Accountant!

(Somehow I have a feeling I've heard this "complaint" from your end before!?  Wink )

By golly, man....
Fire the accountant!! .........and you'll be all set!? Big grin


Seriously though,...I wouldn't even consider the D80. But then again, I'm pretty well off as I am today.
As a step-in camera though, it's a killer!  thumbsup  SD or not! (...and memory cards are so cheap today, I hardly think it would make me turn the other way having to buy a couple of SD's. It's more on principle I'll never go there! Big grin )

The AF-S 70-300 VR on the other hand,....hmmm...
Sounds interesting. Unless it's like them P.O.S 18-55 and 55-200-lenses , that is!! Glass quality isn't all that great in them and I sure hope Nikon has learned their lesson well!!
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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:53 am

I don't think it'll be too much longer before Canon starts to fade out the Compactflash cards as well, and move to the SD one's.

Why exactly do they still use the Compactflash, anyways? I should know the answer...but don't  Sad

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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:19 pm

I think I will keep the D200 on my wish list and they are getting more plentiful in my part of the world with prices dropping slightly.
http://www.parallelimported.co.nz/se...%20SLR&mid=2&m2id=140&cache=641766
This will help as some folk don't need the added D200 functionality and robustness.

Nice starter pack though for those new to the hobby.

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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:44 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 2):
it's certainly a cheaper option than the D200

Also is rumored with the release the D80 is Nikon will drop the MSRP on the D200 to $1499 by month's end: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...at.asp?forum=1021&message=19457090

Be curious on the quality of the new lens, hopefully its a few notches above the current 70-300ED and G models.
 
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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:38 pm

After looking at the published specs it's a lowcost D200.
Only it is cheaper, has editing functions, and the SD cards. Of course it is beter than D50/70/70s.
The product itself might be targeted at less professional users who use either a D50 or pont-and-shoot cameras (especially those with SD cards).

It will be a hard decision to swith to the SD from CF (like me). Whether Nikon goes SD all the way we shall see. If the supposed D3 series will have SD than tyhat will be the direction to go.

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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:19 am

Hi,

I think the D80 is a bit of a dissapointment. Because of SD-Cards it won't be very attractive. There is more bad news Flashsync. down to 1/200, shutter down to 1/4000 (I know some say u never need it I but I experienced light this sommer for 1/6000 with a 2,8 ISO200) and still only 3FPS.

Only real improvement is the stuff taken from the D200 like 11 zone AF and ISO100. But ISO3200 is another unnecesary feature.

The price of the great D200 drops constantly and it gets more and more available while the D80 won't get into the hands of an average user for longer time.
Why buy the D80? Go for the now already very cheap D70s or the D200.

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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:25 am

Why would you shoot at 1/6000 at f/2.8?

That does not make any sense.

You have your lens wide open, why not stop it down to something like 1/1000 at f/11 (just a random example)?
 
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RE: Nikon D80 Review - 10mil For $999

Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:39 am

Hmmm,

For aviation photograpy it is indeed pointless. But maybe when you want to have a soft background so that the motive gets more apperance. Of course it also works with smaller apertures.

Because the D80 has ISO100 its not a big deal. However in some catergoriesthe D80 has no advantage or even disadvantage compared to the D70. I think that Nikon is haveing the problem that if they make the D80 too sophisticated it might give the D200 a very limited market.

But maybe I am just trying to convince myself that I do not need this camera   

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