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Which 2nd hand body? (Nikon, not human...)


jimthistle73 e2
10 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2010 5:53PM
My sister already has a D50 and now her husband has decided to get a 2nd hand camera body - must be Nikon so they can share lenses.

I've never really looked at this end of the market (from my towering peak of professionalism Wink ) so really don't know what to recommend.

Is it just the D40 which doesn't have an internal focussing motor, or are there other models to be aware of?

Not sure how much they want to spend, but probably around the 200 mark...

Any thoughts or opinions welcome, cheers!

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Snapper e2
9 3.8k 3 United States Outlying Islands
17 Jan 2010 6:05PM
There's a D70 in the classifieds @ 150.
jimthistle73 e2
10 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2010 6:10PM
Yup thanks - the classifieds was the first place I looked Smile And I've sent her the link.

Anyone able to answer the question about internal focussing motors in the various models?
WL_Harris e2
6 3 2 United States
17 Jan 2010 6:25PM
I would look for a D200 if you can find it within the budget.
jimthistle73 e2
10 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2010 6:48PM
Think the D200 is out of budget unfortunately. Is the D100 any worse or better than the D70? Had / used a D70s for a few years and loved it, but haven't any experience of the D100....
jonah794 e2
5 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2010 6:50PM
I have the D70.. absolutely amazing for the price - get the 150, go for a bargain Grin I love it.
WL_Harris e2
6 3 2 United States
17 Jan 2010 7:14PM
I beleive that the D70 has a better sensor then the D100.
Shame the D200 is out of budget as it is a lot more camera then the D70.
Good luck.
jimthistle73 e2
10 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2010 7:18PM
That's useful info - thanks everyone! Agree about the D200 - was a revelation when I got mine, after having used a D70s for a while.... But definitely out of budget :-(
17 Jan 2010 8:09PM
All the budget models from the D40 onwards lack the focus drive motor.
D50, D70(s), D80 and D90 all have it.
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
17 Jan 2010 8:09PM
The D70 will out-perform the D100 in sensor and on-board electronics terms Jim. I have had the D70 and the D200 and now have the D300... and the D70 Wink

(..and it has the focus needs you seek also)
jimthistle73 e2
10 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2010 8:24PM
Grand - cheers chaps - will pass all this on. Mike - I went the same route as you - still have the 200 and 300 - gave the D70s to my Mum, who loves it. Really miss that kit lens though :-(

I must admit being tempted by another D70 myself at the prices they seem to be going for - be handy for chucking in a rucksack without worrying about what I'd do at the next wedding if it gets broken Smile
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
17 Jan 2010 8:27PM

Quote:Really miss that kit lens though :-(


Sorted.

(I will not part with mine for anything... Wink)
Graysta e2
9 1.1k England
17 Jan 2010 8:55PM
I went from D70 to D200 then to D3 But still hang onto the D70.
as Mike say's
Quote:(I will not part with mine for anything...


Graham
MikeH e2
9 217 4 England
17 Jan 2010 9:19PM
I'm still hanging on with my D70 while I dither about an upgrade and with the 18-70 it is a perfect combination, best ''''Kit Lens ''' around,
Mike
jimthistle73 e2
10 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2010 9:20PM
Cheers for that link Mike! Must....Leave....Card.....In....Wallet..... Gasp!

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