If you had 1000$

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  1. barsfordays

    barsfordays TPF Noob!

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    And were looking to get a Nikon camera, and lense, for mostly portraits, what would it be?

    I have a d40 but all i keep hearing is it's not good enough, so i'm a little lost.
     
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    If it works for you, who cares what you keep hearing.

    $1000 for body and lens.

    Nikon D90 or D5000 with the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D or Sigma 18-50 f/2.8
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Unless that $1K is sitting in the discretionary pile, keep what you have. The D40 is capable.
     
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    Well i know the d40 has significantly less MP than some higher end cameras, however that doesn't trouble me that much. But is it capable of images that are senior portait quality?
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Pick up some glass keep the body. Don't listen to what people say. If it's capable to you then it's a capable camera. Until you outgrow it and feel that you "need" more not "want" more stick with it and get some nice glass. GL
    TJ
     
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    Keep the camera and get some glass. It is fine for Portraits with correct lighting.
    Anything else find a D90 kit.
     
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    I'm partial to the D90, and a Body only + 50mm f/1.8 purchase would work for you.


    EDIT:

    TJ you're jockin my style!!!!
     
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    D90 and Sigma 18-50 f/2.8
    I would rather the option of those focal lengths than a faster prime like a 1.8
    @2.8 you can get some very creative things going on anyways, 1.8 is not necessary.
     
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    Says you.
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I gotta learn how to make an avatar or change some colors.
     
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    I used PSE to add color to it, pretty quick and easy!
     

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