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    Really bad at shopping

    Myself, that is.
    I needed new jeans, new shoes and new shirts.

    I bought a DVD and a book.
    Then wandered off the local camera shop to look at the Tamron 70-300...


    ...1 hour later I walked out with a Sigma 70-300mm and a D80.


    And to top it off, I still need new shoes!
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    I have a similar problem. Though it's usually when I'm trying to save, I end up spending instead and that could be on Clothes, DVDs or Photography gear, but usually all of them.

    I'd also looked at the Tamron 70-300 before, but it felt too clunky to tempt me into buying it.
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    No, please don't think of yourself as really bad at shopping--think instead of yourself as,"Every Salesman's Dream Customer!"
    "It's about time people started taking photography seriously, and treating it as a hobby." Elliott Erwitt

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    Yeah, I bet Jessops had a field day when I turned up last June. Went in for a new PnS and came out with a D5000.

    All worth it though. Having loads of fun with the photography.
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    Stores still carry brand new D80?

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    Quote Originally Posted by molested_cow View Post
    Stores still carry brand new D80?
    2nd hand - came with a battery grip and kit lens. Lucky find for me really!

    The missus has just about forgiven me now...
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    Nikon F50
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    Nikkor 35-80mm f4
    Nikkor 18-55m AF-S f4
    Tamron 70-300mm

    A selection of filters, macro extension tube, Jessops Flashgun, Hama travel tripods

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    So what's so different between the D3000 and D80 that made you want it? Not saying that they are the same, but I don't think many people would have two cameras if they are not THAT different.

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    Better performance at higher ISOs and in-built autofocus meaning I can borrow all of my friends' old AF lenses.
    AEB
    Built in shortcut buttons rather than fiddly menus


    That's pretty much it...
    Nikon D3000
    Nikon D80
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    Nikkor f1.8 50mm
    Nikkor 35-80mm f4
    Nikkor 18-55m AF-S f4
    Tamron 70-300mm

    A selection of filters, macro extension tube, Jessops Flashgun, Hama travel tripods

    My flickr

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    Two weeks ago, I bidded ONCE on a nikon 70-300mm vr for fun. I placed one bid with 10 seconds left and turns out I won....... My 55-200mm vr doesn't see any use. I wonder what I'm gonna do with a 70-300mm.

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