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  1. Bryant

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    I was recently given a Nikon N2000 with a variety of primes and zoom lenses. Its in great quality, but is it better than my Minolta Maxxum 400si? I use the Minolta in school, but I'm not sure which would be a wiser choice. I don't know much about film specs seeing as there are no digital sensors to record too, they go to film. I'm more of a digital person.
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    That Nikon with a slew of lenses would be a good score. I would say at least comparable to the Maxxum if not better (it's a Nikon). But 'wiser choice', I'm not sure what you mean. Wiser than what?
     
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    I'd just rather use one camera, rather than switching in between and I was wondering would it be wiser to invest in new primes, lenses, and filters for whatever camera depending on which one is a better camera.

    Just imagine you have both of these cameras in front of you and you had to pick one to be your only film camera. Which one and why.
     
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    Personally, I would like the feel of the nikon in my hands better. The metal feeling is awesome.
     
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    What do you mean which one? Do you still have the Minolta or what? Personally I would keep both if that's the case. I have cameras for moods. Some cameras have only one lens, others it's like I'm humping half a studio into the field with me. Just depends on how simple you want it. Can't never not have too many cameras near as I reckon.
     
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    The N2000 is manual-focus (though it can use both MF and AF lenses) and
    the Maxxum is auto-focus. The Maxxum also has more auto features and was
    made later.

    A lot depends on your preferences and how important AF is to you. It would
    also depend (for me anyway) just what Nikon lenses are included with the
    N2000.
     

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