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 Post subject: Re: Camera lenses
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:48 pm 
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My sentiments exactly Josh


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 Post subject: Re: Camera lenses
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:11 pm 
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Thanks guys, I am a novice here, my camera I am using now is a sony power shot A450, lens 5.4 - 17.3mm. I am still learning and what you guys said will help me, maybe I should look at cash crusaders or one off the second hand shops. I am looking at not more than R8000.00 for camera and lense.

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 Post subject: Re: Camera lenses
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I am looking at not more than R8000.00 for camera and lense.

Get a Nikon D50 and Sigma 170-500mm second hand. Should be within the price range

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:thumbs_up: Josh.
Might even get a D70 with the Sigma for that price. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Camera lenses
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Prices have dropped again recently. There have been a few D80s at R4000 the past month. You could probably get a D80 and Bigma for R8k now

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 Post subject: Re: Camera lenses
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That's a big drop. :big_eyes:

But if I said that I'm going to change again the SO will probably whack me over the head with my 17- 500. :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Camera lenses
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I'm planning on buying a D80 or D50 before end of June

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So you managed to save up for your "second". Great. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Camera lenses
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Still saving :s
Reached a plateau with the D40 (and non-AFS long lenses)

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Have had a bit of a look around and a D80 with a sigma 70 - 300mm will go for R 5000.00 over here now.


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 Post subject: Re: Camera lenses
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I'm planning on buying a D80 or D50 before end of June



I have both and they are great!
D50 great camera and easy to use. Excellent results all round. Have a look at my Kenya pictures (WWW below!), all taken with the D50.
D80 is a more complete camera, a little bit complicated by still excellent results.

I personally favour the D50 and D90.

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 Post subject: Re: Camera lenses
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Can't afford a D90 :(
Reason I'm looking for a D80 over a D50 is the menu and controls

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I would go for a D80 if the price is right but even for a D50.
If you want to get a power pack no hassle for the D80 but difficult to find for the D50.

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Looks like I was wrong about the D80 menu and controls. I thought it was the newer type, like the D40, but it looks like its the older type, like the D50?

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Greetings all
Consider a second hand Nikon D200 they are now affordable and great value for a semi-professional camera.

I use a second hand D3 and second hand D200 and just been forced to hand over my older second hand D70 to one of the kids.

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