What Nikon?

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    Will the non auto focus lens worth with?

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    I have the Nikon D3000. I can not get the regular 50mm because the auto focus is in the lens, making the lens so expensive, I'd rather just upgrade cameras and get the non AF-S lens.

    Just wondering what the next level is, or the next camera up from the entry DSLR Nikon D3000 that does NOT autofocus in the lens...

    Or should I just get the canon version or the D3000?
     
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    D90 or used D80, D70, or D50.
    The D200, D300, and a few others will work as well (there's more, but those are the most popular that aren't completely outdated).

    Basically, anything besides the D40, D60, D5000, or D3000 will work.
     
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    Will these also work with off camera flash the SB-600? or do I need to upgrade the flash as well? I thought somewhere (probably in the manual of the sb-600) I saw you could set it off camera with certain other cameras using the flash on camera as the trigger?
     
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    D70, D80, D90, D200, D300 all support commander mode.
     
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    My next camera is a D90. You can use your old AF-S lenses and regular AF lenses. I have broken my plastic tabs on my AF-S lense and am tired of fixing them. Garbage they went and now I have all AF lenses that I manually focus on my D40. I just posted on the other post about this problem and according to a guy on that one he says all newer lenses will work on our cameras. Not sure where he has been shopping but I have yet to find non AF-S lenses that will work. I say get a D 90. I have found them on Amazon.com for upper $600 and up but just for body only. Kit lenses are extra.
     
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    but i already have my lenses, so...

    I just dont want to pay 550 dollars for a af-s 50mm when I could get one for under 100 af only, and use the extra 450 for a camera upgrade.
     
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    Go for the 90. It's the best bang for the buck when it comes to upgrading lenses
     
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    Get the D90. Maybe you can sell your camera on ebay to get some money torwards your new camera.
     
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    Or if you plan on going pro - semi-pro keep it as a back up.
     
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    Good point. Maybe I should keep my D40 in the long run myself.
     
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    I upgraded from a D50 to a D90, and I kept the D90 as a loaner. When my family and friends need something a bit better than a point and shoot I let them borrow it. I'm really glad I kept it because they enjoy it so much.
     
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    Except the AF-S lens is f1.4 and the AF lens f1.8. Thats almost a half stop difference. And when it comes to fast glass you pay for speed. A 50 f1.4 is next on my list of lenses to get.
     

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