Nikon D5000 ??

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  1. dolphin

    dolphin TPF Noob!

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    I am thinking about purchasing the Nikon D5000......for those of you that have this model if you would share your thoughts about this model....I really appreciate it....
     
  2. KmH

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    It's a very good camera but it's also very worthwhile to save up a few more dollars and get a D90 instead, because the D90 has some additional features.

    The main issue is: the D5000 doesn't have an auto focus motor in it, but the D90 does. A secondary issue is the non-availabilty of a Nikon vertical grip for the D5000. There are aftermarket vertical grips available though.

    Most of Nikon's ( and 3rd party) lenses have a focus motor in them so it's not likely you won't be able to find a zoom or prime lens for the D5000 that suits your needs, it's just that with the D90 virtually all of Nikon's current lens lineup will auto focus since it can either use the motor in the lens or the motor in the camera body.

    By the way, the oversize, blue text doesn't look very mature and trustworthy. ;)
     
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    I just bought my D5000 and love it. I had a D80 before and found it to be heavy. The D5000 does many things well except auto focus in HD video mode.
     
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    As one other poster has already noted, the lack of a auto focus motor will really limit the lens selection for the D5000. In the long term, the D90 is a better investment and has enough features that really help as your photography skills grow.

    I just purchased a D90 and now glad I made the decision to spend the extra money. It is a great camera for the price and so far I have have nothing negative to say about it.
     
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    @ KmH thank you for your comments on the camera I appreciate it......as far as my text (color and size) I did not need that comment.

    @mcopan thank you for your comments on the D5000..I have heard good things about that model.
     
  6. KmH

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    No, it won't really limit the lens selection, it will only slightly limit the lens selection if at all.

    Choose any lens from this list:

    Nikon Nikkor: 54 lenses
    Wide-Angle
    Mid-Range
    Super-Zoom
    Telephoto
    Super-Telephoto
    • AF-S 200-400mm 1:4G VR IF-ED
    • AF-I 400mm 1:2.8D IF-ED
    • AF-S 400mm 1:2.8D IF-ED
    • AF-S 400mm 1:2.8D IF-ED II
    • AF-S 400mm 1:2.8G VR IF-ED
    • AF-I 500mm 1:4D IF-ED
    • AF-S 500mm 1:4D IF-ED
    • AF-S 500mm 1:4D IF-ED II
    • AF-S 500mm 1:4G VR IF-ED
    • AF-I 600mm 1:4D IF-ED
    • AF-S 600mm 1:4D IF-ED
    • AF-S 600mm 1:4D IF-ED II
    • AF-S 600mm 1:4G VR IF-ED
    Macro
    Teleconverter
    • AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III
    • AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II
    • AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
    • AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E II
    • AF-I Teleconverter TC-14E
    • AF-I Teleconverter TC-20E
    Nikon notes:
    1. ^ a b c d e f Will only mount original Nikon Nikkor AF-S and AF-I lenses (without modification). Not recommended for use with Nikkor DX lenses.
    Sigma: 46 lenses
    Fisheye
    Wide-Angle
    Mid-Range
    Super-Zoom
    • 18-125mm 1:3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM
    • 18-200mm 1:3.5-6.3 DC
    • 18-200mm 1:3.5-6.3 DC OS
    • 18-200mm 1:3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
    • 18-250mm 1:3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
    Telephoto
    • 50-150mm 1:2.8 APO EX DC HSM
    • 50-150mm 1:2.8 APO II EX DC HSM
    • 50-200mm 1:4-5.6 DC OS HSM
    • 55-200mm 1:4-5.6 DC HSM
    • 70-200mm 1:2.8 APO EX DG HSM MACRO
    • 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6 DG
    • 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 DG MACRO "With Built-in Motor"
    • 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6 DG APO Macro
    • 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 DG OS
    • 100-300mm 1:4 APO EX DG HSM
    • 120-300mm 1:2.8 APO EX DG HSM
    • 300mm 1:2.8 EX DG APO HSM
    Super-Telephoto
    • 50-500mm 1:4-6.3 APO EX DG HSM
    • 80-400mm 1:4-5.6 EX OS
    • 80-400mm 1:4.5-5.6 EX DG APO OS
    • 120-400mm 1:4.5-5.6 DG OS APO HSM
    • 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 DG OS APO HSM
    • 300-800 1:5.6 APO EX DG HSM
    • 500mm 1:4.5 EX DG HSM APO
    • 800mm 1:5.6 EX DG APO
    Macro
    Teleconverter
    • TELE CONVERTER APO EX DG 1.4x
    • TELE CONVERTER APO EX DG 2.0x
    Tamron: 14 lenses
    Wide-Angle
    • 10-24mm 1:3.5-4.5 AF Di-II LD
    .
    Mid-Range
    • 17-50mm 1:2.8 SP AF XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF] (A16NII)
    • 17-50mm 1:2.8 SP AF XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF]
    • 28-75mm 1:2.8 SP AF XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)(A09NII)
    Super-Zoom
    • 18-200mm AF XR Di-II (A14NII)
    • 18-250mm 1:3.5-6.3 AF Di-II LD Aspherical Macro NII
    • 18-270mm 1:3.5-6.3 AF Di-II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro
    • 28-300mm 1:3.5-6.3 AF XR Di VC
    Telephoto
    • 70-200mm 1:2.8 AF Di LD MACRO
    • 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 AF Di LD Macro (A17NII, with built-in motor)
    Macro
    • 60mm 1:2 SP AF DiII LD (IF) Macro
    • 90mm 1:2.8 SP AF Di MACRO Model 272E
    Teleconverter
    • Tamron SP Pro 1.4x
    • Tamron SP Pro 2x
    Tokina: 1 lens
    Wide Angle
    • 12-24 1:4 AT-X 124 PRO DX II
    ] Kenko: 9 lenses + 3 lens extension tubes
    Teleconverter
    • Teleplus Pro 300 1.4x
    • Teleplus Pro 300 DG 1.4x
    • Teleplus Pro 300 2x
    • Teleplus Pro 300 DG 2x
    • Teleplus Pro 300 3x
    • Teleplus Pro 300 DG 3x
    • Teleplus MC4 AF DG 2x
    • Teleplus MC7 AF DG 2x
    • Teleplus K1.5 AF DG 1.5x
    Lens extension tube
    • AUTO EXTENSION TUBE SET DG 12, 20 and 36mm
    • EXTENSION RING UNIPLUS TUBE DG 12
    • EXTENSION RING UNIPLUS TUBE DG 25
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    i would save up a little more and get the d90. Or go used and get a d200, like i did!
     
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    d5000 is a good camera, if I didn't need the wireless commander, i'd get it over a D90.

    It's definitely a better value than the D90 IMO. The extra $480 is buying you a higher res screen, .5fps faster framerate, built in motor, wireless commander and a bigger viewfinder.

    the bigger screen and viewfinder are nice, but .5fpws makes no difference, and how many times you think you're going to use the wireless commander?


    IQ is identical to the D300s.

    The D90 IMO is overpriced for what it is.
     
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    I love my d5000! And u still can use lenses that require an inbody auto focus motor, you would just have to use it in manual focus. The articulating screen can come in handy but live view focus is slow
     
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    I have only heard and read good thing about the D5000...I have not heard anything about the D90....now I was looking on Best Buy website and saw that they have a package deal for the D5000....has anyone took advantage of the package deals?
     
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    Literally 1000's, of people have.

    Also shop at www.Buydig.com and

    www.bhphotovideo.com
     
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    I agree with the person up there above me somwhere about the D90 good little camera, entry level camera for A level Photography so has everything you need and then some. I use a D3 for work ( ONLY becauae of its low light capablity in churches) If it wasn't for that, I would have gone for the 90. Probably worthless info there, but I tried my best!
     

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