Advice please: D90 or D200?

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  1. anldyxp_gd3

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    Hi guys! I'm not on this forum very much, and sorry if this has been asked before. But I've become very fond of photography within the past few months. And I needed some advice on a camera upgrade. Ive been out of school for 2 years but im starting again as a Photocomm major(i was business before). I also do alot of contemporary/architectural photography when im not at work. So what would you guys suggest I get if i am serious about photography in the long run(also to compensate for my college major)? The D200 is much cheaper than the D90 right now. I do not have more to spend than what the D90 cost though. But the D90 is still a begginer/advanced camera though right? but the D90 does have alot to offer. I'm currently shooting with a D40 w/ 18-55mm kit lens, 55-200mm, and the 35mm 1.8. Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks again!:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
     
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    Been there, done that... D90!

    I just love the camera... For what it's worth, I went from a D40 to a D80 to a D200 to a D90.

    Save yourself the extra steps and just go for it :D
     
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    i agree with the D90
     
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    id actually say go with the d5000.. but thats just my preference of settings.. so go with the crowd n get the d90..

    Joe
     
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    cool. Thank you guys so much!
     
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    yeah, actually my friend just got a D5000 after i started getting into photography. Its pretty nice actually. But I want something more capable in the long run and something that fits bigger in the hand:mrgreen:
     
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    D90.....and the D5000 suggestion??? No. If you ever want to explore the world of wireless/off camera flash (and every Nikon user should want to use CLS), then you need the D90. Being able to fire my flash wirelessly while retaining TTL is a huge bonus that I honestly couldn't live without. D5000 lacks that among many other features that the D90 has.

    D90 over D200 though. If BB still had them at $599 I'd probably recommend the D200....I'm wishing I would have been able to afford a D200 when they had that deal to use for all the wedding and portraits so I could save the mileage on my D90.
     
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    the D5000 is not worth it's price tag. it's a marketing gimick for soccer moms.

    they don't :(
     
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    I just upgraded myself and went D200. Personally I did it for the dedicated buttons versus going through menus to change settings. The large size and weight also feels great in my hands, and I dont use all of the "girly man" auto settings. Adorama has an E+ rated D200 for $599 right now. Thats what I bought earlier last week, came to my door in 2 days.

    25235 Nikon D200 10.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body
     
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    go for the d90, you won't go wrong with that.[​IMG]
     
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    D90 has all the dedicated buttons as well (ISO, WB, Metering, Qual, AF, Exposure, etc) but the high ISO performance blows the D200 out of the water. I was afraid to take the D80 and D200 past 800 ISO, with the D90 I have no fear of 3200 ISO and can push it farther if I need to.

    Plus there's video, which I personally use and love.

    I will say the D200 is a rock solid camera, and for well lit conditions it's a master of it's domain.
     
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    I love my d200
     

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