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Questions About Upgrading From Nikon D50 To D90

Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:27 am

It seems like most agree that upgrading to nice lenses will do more to improve one's photography than upgrading camera bodies. I understand the logic, but lately, I feel like I could get a lot out of an upgrade from my D50 to a D90.

This may seem like a dumb question, but if I continue using the same lenses and techniques, what am I most likely to notice after such an upgrade? Increased sharpness? Fewer blown-out areas? Faster focusing? I mean, I know the camera will be better...I'm just trying to figure out what real-world improvements I'll see.

If it helps, I've been using Nikon's 18-55VR and 180mm 2.8 lenses.

Thanks in advance for any info.

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RE: Questions About Upgrading From Nikon D50 To D90

Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:30 am

The biggest change will be the 12.3MP, better autofocus and metering systems. The ISO performance should be better as well (as it is on the D300).

This would be a big improvement for you.

The 180mm F/2.8 should be superb on the D90!


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RE: Questions About Upgrading From Nikon D50 To D90

Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:28 am

I took the jump from a D70 to both the D300 and D90. The D90 is excellent value for money. At times I think it's even better than the D300. Image quality is superb. I only shoot NEFs.

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