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photosb

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photosb Registered since 30th Jan 2012
Sun 01-Apr-12 04:29 PM

Hi, Greetings.

I am thinking about getting a second body. Which one is better, D60 or D80? D60 is newer and D80 has built-in motor.

Thanks.

Ben

CharlieS

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#1. "RE: About a second body" | In response to Reply # 0

CharlieS Registered since 29th Aug 2007
Sun 01-Apr-12 04:53 PM

The root of the question is better at what? While the D80 can autofocus with screw drive lenses, the D60 is a newer generation and as such may have a stop or so better low light performance.
Without knowing what lenses you have, or plan on, as well as not knowing your preferred subject matter its hard to make a recommendation.

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MEMcD

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#2. "RE: About a second body" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 02-Apr-12 02:41 AM

Hi Ben,

Welcome to Nikonians!

While the D60's sensor is slightly better than the D80's sensor, the D80 is a more capable body including a penta-prism viewfinder, faster FPS rate, a sub-command dial, and dedicated buttons providing faster access to controls without going through the menu.

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Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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photosb

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#3. "RE: About a second body" | In response to Reply # 1

photosb Registered since 30th Jan 2012
Thu 05-Apr-12 04:42 AM

Thanks for your reply. I have AFS, AF, and manual lenses. Just want to play around with a second body. Sometimes a second body can be tortured without much worries. Don't you think so?

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#4. "RE: About a second body" | In response to Reply # 2

photosb Registered since 30th Jan 2012
Thu 05-Apr-12 04:45 AM

Thanks Marty, I appreciate your response. I have had a D60 before and sold it later. Now I regret for it. As for the name issue. My name is Ben.

MEMcD

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#5. "RE: About a second body" | In response to Reply # 4

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 05-Apr-12 06:33 AM

Hi Ben,

Thanks for updating your profile.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

Bluewaterhooker0

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#6. "RE: About a second body" | In response to Reply # 0

Bluewaterhooker0 Registered since 31st Jan 2009
Mon 09-Apr-12 03:04 AM

My vote would be for the D80. I have both the D40 and 3- D80's. Used to be professional, and shot in manual mode almost exclusively. The access to controls on the D80 facilitates easy manual adjustment, and the ability to use 'screw' type auto focus lenses is an added benny. If you shoot only in auto modes, the D60 may suit your needs (it is an upgraded version of the D40). However, you may want to think about future needs with regard to the additional capabilities of the D80.

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#7. "RE: About a second body" | In response to Reply # 6

photosb Registered since 30th Jan 2012
Tue 10-Apr-12 03:48 PM

>My vote would be for the D80. I have both the D40 and 3-
>D80's. Used to be professional, and shot in manual mode almost
>exclusively. The access to controls on the D80 facilitates
>easy manual adjustment, and the ability to use 'screw' type
>auto focus lenses is an added benny. If you shoot only in auto
>modes, the D60 may suit your needs (it is an upgraded version
>of the D40). However, you may want to think about future needs
>with regard to the additional capabilities of the D80.

Thanks, Jerry. I am not a professional as you were. But I mostly shoot in manual mode too. I am leaning towards D80 now. Take care!

MadBchSkipper

Tarpon Springs, US
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#8. "RE: About a second body" | In response to Reply # 7

MadBchSkipper Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2011
Thu 26-Apr-12 10:27 AM

I have a D40 & D90, it's not a big deal but two different batteries. Check out the battery match if you have a choice. Having 4 batteries that match two bodies would be nice.

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petie3

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#9. "RE: About a second body" | In response to Reply # 8

petie3 Registered since 30th Jan 2011
Thu 17-May-12 07:18 PM

My primary cameras are D90s and I highly recommend them. My backups are D50s. Just don't do what I did; tried a D50 battery in a D90 and it got thoroughly stuck. Had to screw an eyehook into the battery to remove it but thankfully no damage to the $750.

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Derek Mc

Stewarton, UK
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Derek Mc Registered since 16th May 2012
Thu 31-May-12 07:09 AM

I used this site to get comparitive information when I was looking at buying.

http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon_D60-vs-Nikon_D80

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#11. "RE: About a second body" | In response to Reply # 9

petie3 Registered since 30th Jan 2011
Tue 13-Nov-12 06:09 PM

A d40 or d40s would make more sense.

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