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  1. Tennessee Landscape

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    I'm hoping to buy a Nikon D80...I was wondering what I get in the D80 over the D40 or D40X. New to photography so I don't understand all the terminology
     
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    A slightly larger body, easier to hang onto.
    Better resolution (more mega pixels) than the D40, same as D40X.
    Better build quality.
    Wider lens selection while still having the ability to auto focus.
    A command wheel for both aperture and shutter, the D40 has only one command dial/wheel and the operator needs to select one mode or the other.
    I am sure there are many more, but those come first to mind.
     
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    already a big help, just want to be sure I'm not spending the extra $ for nothing. I want to get a package that has the D80 and two lenses for about $1199.00, AND comes with some classes for free....
     
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    Sounds like a good deal. Local vendor?
     
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    Wolf Camera....and ebay, but no classes from ebay..
     
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    Great! Stick with Wolf, at least there you can walk in and see it, others might be vapor-ware if you know what I mean.
     
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    What are the actual package deals? Who is the vendor on eBay?
     
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    There are tons of vendors on ebay...at least 100 packages on ebay...
     
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    Basically if you're not bankrupting yourself to go with the D80 do go with the D80.
     
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    Thats my plan.
     
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    Have you tried out all the different options?
     
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    Do you mean all the options on the Nikon, or other camera options like Canon and Olympus etc....?
     

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