Nikon d3000 with 2 lenses or d5000 with 1?

Discussion in 'Digital Discussion & Q&A' started by ddanser229, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. ddanser229

    ddanser229 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    western new york
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Im looking at buying my first dslr in about a month once i get the cash together. Im only 17, and a senior in high school. Im looking to do alot of very fast moving sports photography (specifically mountain biking, and some school sports for the school newspaper). I know both of these cameras are perfectly capable of this. Im definitley sticking with nikon as i just dont like the way canons feel in my hand. Im wondering if im better off getting the d3000 with the 18-55 and 55-200 vr lenses, or the d5000 with just the 18-55vr. They come out close to the same price. Is it worth not getting a second lens to gain 2 more mp, hd video, the vari angle screen, and 4 fps instead of 3? Am i going to miss the second lens that much?
     
  2. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,475
    Likes Received:
    2
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    D5000 with one lens, along with what you mentioned you also get a CMOS sensor which will give you incredible high ISO performance.
     
  3. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    7,500
    Likes Received:
    478
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The D3000 isn't that great of a camera. It's slow with ADR on. Get the D5000.
     
  4. ddanser229

    ddanser229 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    western new york
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ok, thats what i was thinking. Im just worried about the durability of the screen on the d5000..i can see myself snapping it off on accident. The absolute most i want to spend is around $1000 but preferably less than that. So if I can get the d5000 body and 18-55 lens for $700 on amazon, what should I get with the leftover money besides a memory card, and a bag/case of some sort? How much do I really need to spend to get a good memory card?
     
  5. Dominantly

    Dominantly TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,032
    Likes Received:
    165
    Location:
    San Diego, CA (RB)
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    You can get a used D90 and lens for under $1000. that kit lens is 18-105 so it would give you additional reach....
     
  6. PatrickHMS

    PatrickHMS TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,411
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Metro Atlanta
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I also say go with a good used D90...
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
best first sports lens for nikon d3000
,
best lens for nikon d3000 for sports
,
can i use the lense from my nikon d31000 on nikon d80
,
d3000 versus d5000
,
d31000 vs d5000
,

nikon d3000 frys

,
nikon d3000 in frys
,
nikon d3000 versus d5000
,

nikon d3000 vs d5000

,
nikon d31000 vsd5000