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    I've had my trusty Nikon D50 for many years but I'm now looking to trade her in for a newer model! Has to be a Nikon due to all the lenses I have. Budget is no more than 800 really. Any suggestions? I'd be using it for wildlife & equestrian photography.

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    29 Sep 2012 - 2:19 PM

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    29 Sep 2012 - 2:37 PM

    For that money, Shirley, I think you are talking about either a nearly-new D7000 or a slightly older D300/D300s. The latter would leave you with more change in your pocket - maybe enough to add a battery grip or suchlike. You would not go wrong with either. Another option might be a D90.

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 29 Sep 2012 - 2:40 PM
    29 Sep 2012 - 3:07 PM

    My wife upgraded my D50 that I had used for four years or so to a new D5100 as a birthday present. Great camera, love it. Swivel screen is particularly useful for macro or tripod use and folds out of the way when shooting streets or whatever and you don't want to keep being distracted by looking at the last image taken - using it like when we used to use film cameras. Might even leave enough cash to take it on a trip.

    Good luck

    29 Sep 2012 - 4:15 PM


    and you will have change for the 35mm F1.8G

    29 Sep 2012 - 5:17 PM

    At a price like that Amazon one for the D7000, you really can't look past it. Remember that you can't AF with all Nikon lenses on the D5100, only those with integral motors.

    Gaucho e2 Member 122319 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    29 Sep 2012 - 5:51 PM

    That is a terrific price!


    Thanks for the advice. The D7000 looks like the answer. I use Sigma lenses on my D50 at the moment, so hopefully should be ok.

    LenShepherd e2 Member 62511 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
    1 Oct 2012 - 6:23 PM

    The D7000 is currently no more than 700 new http://www.camerapricebuster.com/Nikon_D7000_Body_pc.html

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