Nikon D90 or D95?

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  1. sam_justice

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    I'm thinking of getting a D90, although I hear the new replacement is coming out soon (apparently called D95) do you think it's worth waiting for the new one?
    I'm using a D50 at the moment and really want to upgrade to a better camera, the viewfinder is terrible in the D50 and at times can be quite hard to compose to work out what's in focus.
     
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    I would definitely wait for the newer models to come out even if it takes a year.
     
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    I would agree, its better to hold off.
     
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    I agree...if you can't get good shots with a D50...a D90/D95 isn't going to give you any better shots? Yes, the viewfinder is worse in the D50 but it's not as horrible as you make it out to be. I shot with a D70s for a year and a half which has the same viewfinder and I made some very nice photos with very nice focus (even small dof shots) with that viewfinder.

    I would wait until a replacement comes out and keep practicing with the D50...it is such a capable camera.
     
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    so you wanna upgrade purely for live view?
     
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    To use the viewfinder for focusing you need a better focusing screen, one designed for manual focusing. This applies to the virtually every dSLR Nikon has made so far.

    Like this: Nikon D50 Focusing Screen - KatzEye Optics

    Unless you have manual focus lenses, you'll still have problems because AF lens focus rings don't have enough travel for tack sharp focusing.

    The D95 is just a rumor, as are it's specs. There is no doubt the D90 will be replaced, eventually. It has been a very good seller for Nikon, and if they are as smart as I think they are, they will milk the D90 for every drop they can get out of it.
     
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    Yes, wait. The new model will probably be here in less than two months.
     
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    I haven't used a d50, but I wouldn't expect it to have a viewfinder that's any smaller/dimmer then a d90.
     
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    Well obviously I don't want to upgrade purely for a viewfinder, the D50's VF doesn't perform well for night photography when you're trying to manual focus from a distance. It's a real strain on the eyes to make sure what you have is in focus.
     
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    In that situation you'll have the same problem even with a $8000 dSLR.

    By the way...Nikon has officially announced the D3100 and 4 new lenses. Not peep about a D90 replacement.

    www.nikonusa.com
     
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    Yeah, the D90 replacement is *rumored* to be revealed sept 15, 16th. With the D3000 replacement looking like THAT. 100% wait till the "D95" comes out.
     
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    This question can not be answered at this time.

    D90 At $1000.00

    or the
    D95 at ??????????????? $500.00 or $5000.00
     

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