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

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jimthistle73
17 Jan 2010 - 5:53 PM

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
Snapper  93693 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2010 - 6:05 PM

There's a D70 in the classifieds @ 150.

jimthistle73
17 Jan 2010 - 6:10 PM

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
WL_Harris  5 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2010 - 6:25 PM

I would look for a D200 if you can find it within the budget.

jimthistle73
17 Jan 2010 - 6:48 PM

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
jonah794  41723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2010 - 6:50 PM

I have the D70.. absolutely amazing for the price - get the 150, go for a bargain Grin I love it.

WL_Harris
WL_Harris  5 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2010 - 7:14 PM

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
17 Jan 2010 - 7:18 PM

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 :-(

Clactonian
Clactonian e2 Member 887 forum postsClactonian vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2010 - 8:09 PM

All the budget models from the D40 onwards lack the focus drive motor.
D50, D70(s), D80 and D90 all have it.

User_Removed
17 Jan 2010 - 8:09 PM

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)

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jimthistle73
17 Jan 2010 - 8:24 PM

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
17 Jan 2010 - 8:27 PM


Quote: Really miss that kit lens though :-(

Sorted.

(I will not part with mine for anything... Wink)

Graysta
Graysta  91131 forum posts England
17 Jan 2010 - 8:55 PM

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
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2010 - 9:19 PM

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
17 Jan 2010 - 9:20 PM

Cheers for that link Mike! Must....Leave....Card.....In....Wallet..... Gasp!

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