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    stumpjumper21 TPF Noob!

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    should i save a little more for a d40, or buy a used d70? i cant decide, it will be my first good camera, and i am just getting into photography.

    im 15 so dont go overboard with spec stuff, i just want to see which is a better deal

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    Used D70.
     
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    what makes it better? is the overall specs better or os it just a better deal?
     
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    The specs. They're roughly the same on the two but...

    If anything the D40 will "get you overboard with spec stuff" because only certain lenses will autofocus on it and you have to pick out those certain ones.

    Not so on the D70.
     
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    thats sounds like a pretty good reason...

    anyone else have an opinion?
     
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    here's a search for "d40 d70" on this forum...

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/search.php?searchid=2192272

    there are a few discussions of it on the first page like "Should I trade D40 for D70?" and "D40 vs. D70" that you could check out while waiting for any other responses.

     
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    ^^^ what they said. Yes to search. Yes to D70. No to D40.
     
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    cool. i am going to search now, but it appears that the d70 will be the winner of this. my friend goes to a photography shop in his area (i live in the middle of nowhere) i will have him see if they have any used d70's

    thanks guys
     
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    I shoot with both for My yearbook, I have a D40 and the pictures from the D40 look way better.

    D40 FTW!
     
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    And you're certain it's *JUST* the camera body?
     
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    By the way... try to get a D70S... not just a D70. Some very nice improvements over the straight D70. (don't ask me what they are... I forgot.) :)
     
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    so i should look for a d70s

    is it true tht the image quality is better ion the d40? if so, how much? worth the sacrificing the built in AF?

    i am oretty sure i am going to get the d70
     

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