#4. "RE: Upgrade for my D80" In response to Reply # 0
Hi, I am after some advice. I have a D80 at the moment which has been back to Nikon 3 times in the last three months. There seems to be a problem with exposure, it would take one shot underexposed then without changing anything at all, it would overexpose. Nikon have said they can't do any more with it, so I am now thinking of getting a new body, but my dilemma is which one? D90, D300s , D7000? my thoughts are the D300s as it shoots more frames per second, which would help with motor sport, but as the D7000 will shoot 6 frames per second,and is newer technology does that make up for loosing a few frames per second Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks Anthony
#5. "RE: Upgrade for my D80" In response to Reply # 0
It boils down to how much you are willing to spend and the time frame you have in mind. If you have time and a more robust budget, the D300's replacement gets closer every day. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#6. "RE: Upgrade for my D80" In response to Reply # 5
Thanks I have heard that there is a d400 going to be released but not sure when or the price. The budget is always going to be a problem with the wife , will try to get into a shop and have a play with the d7000 to see if this helps me decide Thanks Anthon
#8. "RE: Upgrade for my D80" In response to Reply # 7
The D200 and D300 pricing would suggest a D400 will be priced around $1799-1899. That's purely hypothetical.
I have a D7000 on order for my wife to replace her D300. She's looking for something a little smaller and lighter. Quality won't be an issue. She has published images from her D300 and her DX lenses. She also uses video on her Coolpix, so I expect the video capability will be used.
I will probably use her D7000 occasionally when I need a smaller camera. It will be mainly a backup.
#10. "RE: Upgrade for my D80" In response to Reply # 8
I still have to decide which way to go with this upgrade.I have considered buying a second hand D200 and using the other money on better lenses , I now have interest in landscapes whilst i am out walking ,i have a nikon 12-24mm f4 which i use ,but have thought off buying the 28-300mm vr lens, as this would give me quite a wide range with out removing the lens ,and saves carrying all my stuff on long walks ,holidays etc, The D200 in the uk go for about £300 - £400 USED D300 is about £700 ANY MORE ADVISE WOULD BE GREAT thanks Anthony
#12. "RE: Upgrade for my D80" In response to Reply # 11 Sat 13-Nov-10 08:25 AM by Kale49
I had a D80 and before that a D50. My upgrading target was a D300s before the D7000 launch. Now I am a D7000 owner (a proud one). I got mine for a week ago. Hard decision! D300s still is a real "outdoor tool".
I think I am on the level of "advanced amateur" or so. My favorites are nature, landscapes and macro. In my bag I have Nikon 18-200 VR, Nikon 50/1,8, Tamron 90 mm/2,8 macro and a cheap telezoom Sigma 135-400 mm/4,0-5,6. A sturdy tripod and a Manfrotto monopod are in active use when walking around.
D7000 means me real upgrading: 3 fps vs. 6 fps.; ISO 100-1600/3200 vs. 100-6400/25600; 11 AF-points vs. 39 + 9 cross lines; 1/4000 s vs. 1/8000 s; 2,5"/230 000 TFT vs. 3"/921 000 TFT; Advanced metering system; full HD video &c.
I had a MB-D80 grip in my D80 and I know my D7000 is going to have one, too (when the price is more affordable).
FX is not an alternative for me - yet;-)
Here in Finland the price of D7000 body is some 10 % cheaper than D300s´s.
Finally I have to say that it was a feeling more than ratio. Just like years ago when a chose between Canon and Nikon for a favour of Nikon.
Kale S Espoo, Finland
P.S. Still I must say that both D50 and D80 were absolutely good bodies at their prime time and specially to me as a "practicant".