im in a pickle, need help

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  1. symbolicart

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    hello, this is my first post here but i have been lurking around for a while. I am in the process of buying my first dslr camera but i'm having a hard time deciding what i should get. I have been set on getting a nikon d50 but i dont know where to get one since they quit selling them. Is the d40 worth the money or should i wait and try to find a d50? I went today and held both of them at best buy, and love how the d50 feels. It was the display model and i dont feel comfortable buying that particular one. thanks for any help.
     
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    There is always the auction site, or B and H.
     
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    i looked at the b&h site and didnt see any. I will be taking college courses soon in photography and need to know if the d40 is a good enough camera to eventually take a real high quality picture. Meaning are there good enough lenses to take it to the next level. thanks
     
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    Well you said you held them both at best buy.... doesn't that mean they are carrying it at best buy?

    A lens will last forever its the body that you will eventually upgrade.
     
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    I'd be shocked if you couldn't find one online from someplace like Adorama or B&H. But, yeah, if you held one doesn't that mean they have one?

    How come you're going with the D50 instead of the D70 or 80? Money issue? I haven't kept up with what's out there or what they're going for... so, just curious.
     
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    thats what i am asking, if the d40 is a good enough body to take me to the next level when i'm ready. The d50 i held was the last one and i dont feel comfortable buying a display model. The reason why i cant buy a d70 or d80 is because im poor right now. I would love to but it would be a while before i could buy one.

    So should i just get the d40 and wait for them to come out with more lenses or look for a d50 online? thanks for the help
     

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