Wife is letting me get a new Camera

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Tumbleweed, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Tumbleweed

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    Well the wife conceded into letting me get a new camera. "Thanks for the ideas Norm ;)"
    Now the question is do I get the Nikon D60 or the D80? I was looking at the differences between the 2 and I really can't decide on which one to get. Is the D80 worth the $300 difference? Looking for some insight here. Anyone have any experience with the either camera and can tell me their opinions.
     
  2. Elite

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    Did you look into the D90? That's the new one..
     
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    Yeah but it is $1300. a little out of my price range. The wife is barely letting me even look at the D80 at $900
     
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    a d80 with 18-135 is on ly around 800 or 799 at bhphotovideo right now.. I think you can get the body for around 599... The d80 feels better to me than the d60.. Slightly bigger and it will focus af-d type lenses as well as af-s.. What kindo f photography are you going to be doing?

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/494367-REG/Nikon__D80_SLR_Digital_Camera.html

    Here is another reputable dealer..

    http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=NKD8018135
     
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    Yep I love my wife. She took me today and bought me the Nikon D80. I have only taken a couple of pictures with it so far and I love it. I missed taking pictures so much. Taking the wife out to dinner now, but when I get back I will try and post some pics.
     
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    Good choice.. Two thumbs up :) We need pics now....
     
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    Congrats man.. Yeah we need pic now :D ..


    Dinner at 9:30PM??
     
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    Here is a pic of a frag that I got at Atlantis this weekend.
     
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    Wow a camera and a trip to Atlantis all in one weekend. You are indeed a lucky dude :)
     
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    Only went to Atlantis because I got to Hayward early and had time to kill before the BOD Meeting.
     
  11. iani

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    Nice choice. Now you need a macro lens and a tripod. haha.
     
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    Yeah I know. The macro lens that I want costs more then the camera did. It is going to take a little time.
     
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    Which Macro lens were you looking at? There are quite a few excellent macros in the 350-500 range.. Actually more like a couple i n the 400 range then 700 range.. Used prices will vary.. Sigma and Tamron 90 and 105's are excellent lenses for the price.. Just ask for samples here.. At least a couple of members shoot one or the other..
     
  14. iani

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    Brian, I shoot with a Tamron 90mm.
     
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    I went with the Tamron 90mm as well, after hanging out with Ian too much :D

    Dang Brian, you got a good camera *and* a good wife!

    :D
     
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    I'm surprised Art hasn't chimed in. I think he shoots a 105mm sigma...
     
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    I am looking at the Nikon 105mm Micro Lens
     
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    the af-d model or the af-s model?
     
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