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    carper123
    carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Nov 2011 - 9:03 AM

    hi, i have been offered the opportunity to buy either the nikon d80 or d200 both are in very good condition with about the same shutter count (5000). Any advice would be appreciated in which one to settle for.
    Many thanks
    Darryl.

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    bfgstew
    bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Nov 2011 - 9:10 AM

    D200 every time......Grin

    NikLG
    NikLG  91736 forum posts England
    3 Nov 2011 - 9:42 AM

    Agreed. Though I am biased as I have one....but as far as I remember it's a step up from the d80 as far as functionality etc. goes.

    kaybee
    kaybee  103830 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Nov 2011 - 11:11 AM

    D200 ........... its expected shutter life is longer as well as being a step up the ladder

    User_Removed
    3 Nov 2011 - 11:35 AM

    Another vote for the D200.

    cameracat
    cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Nov 2011 - 11:56 AM

    Yup! Agree with all the D200 is a better bet all round...!

    Not only is it a better build, The shutter is way better built, Many have been reported as only getting a little dodgy at over 400,000 actuations, Lots have made it to half a million before going splat.....Grin

    The inner gubbins are better too, Check out the specs especially the processing department, All in all a used D200 is a better/wiser investment than a D80 any day.

    End Off.

    carper123
    carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Nov 2011 - 1:46 PM

    hi to everyone who has taken the time to advise me on which camera to consider, no choice then its the d200.
    many thanks.
    Darryl.

    Nick_w
    Nick_w e2 Member 73885 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Nov 2011 - 1:59 PM

    Again the D200 that's not to say the D80 wasn't a great camera ( i still have mine converted to IR) for what it's worth image quality wise there's nothing to choose as they both had the same sensor

    bangalicious
    3 Nov 2011 - 2:15 PM

    I have the D80, and would recommend the D200.

    JohnParminter

    D200

    thewilliam
    5 Nov 2011 - 5:46 PM

    I had a similar decision to make and chose the d200 for a couple of reasons

    1. it'll work with my manual-focus Nikon primes - if you don't have any, they're worth getting, especially the 55mm Micro Nikkor because AF is useless for close-up.

    2. it's rugged and nicely weather sealed.

    I use mine for walkabout so it won't have heavy use but it could be used in the studio as a backup.

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