upgrade to d80 would u

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  1. archer379

    archer379 TPF Noob!

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    Last easter i bought a d40 on a tight budget and never really liked it so i have decided to upgrade to the d80. Is this a smart move
     
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    Yes.
     
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    What did you "not really like about it"?. Buying a D80 isnt going to make your pictures look any different.
     
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What you should do is sit in a quiet place for a while and think, do I NEED it, or do I WANT it. that helped me to get all my gear, but for me it was Want lol. But as for the body the XSI is enough for me so think about if you need a better body.
     
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    I've got my D40 and have thought about getting something better. But I just didn't see myself spending more $$$ on a new body when the one I have takes great pictures.

    So I've opted to keep it and look at getting better lenses and get into lighting.

    What don't you like about the D40?
     
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    ok change of plans i found the d80 for around 700 before tax however i found a 4 year old d200 for 875 should i go used d200 or new d80
     
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    D200 is a better camera than the D80, no question. As long as you're comfortable that the D200 is in good shape and hasn't been over-used or otherwise abused, go for the d200.
     
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    I would upgrade to a D70s and save up for a D90 or D200. The D70s has the most important features of the D80, and it has CF support.
     
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    ^^ D70 has NOTHING on either a D80 or a D200. The D90, while certainly nicer than the D80, isn't really that much better.
     
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    I think you should keep the D40 and spend the extra money on better glass.
     
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    What about D90? It opens up many more creative possibilities, not the least of which is af motor.
     
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