D40 VS D70

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  1. katanapilot

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    Guys


    For those of you that have had both these cameras, what can you tell me that one does better - or is better for than the other...

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    Lemme use an analogy that we both get:

    The D40 is a Honda Nighthawk 250, the D70 is a 1990's Ninja 500EX. . .ones clearly designed for beginners, the other is designed for someone with more "experience" under their belt, but if used properly can definitely be a good entry-level camera.
     
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    HAHAHAHA
    Man I just spit out my beer when I read the 1st sentence, well damn I thought I had the GSXR 1000 :) well If the manual was illustrated in motorcycle terms I would be an expert photographer!!!

    thanks for the insight.
     
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    Ignore the D40. It has no autofocus motor. Oh that is unless you don't want to be able to use a whole host of cool lenses that exist on the second hand market, or even some just basic necessities like a 50mm f/1.8.

    I'll just say the same thing I say in every other thread. Suppose you have a D70 which costs a few hundred dollars more than the D40 and you want to buy a macro lens. There's 2 105mm macros from Nikon. One has VR and an AF-S motor, and the other is just as good but without VR, and can be had second hand for less then half the price. You take the latter option, you have a better camera for less than it would cost to get the cheaper camera and an almost identical lens.
     

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