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First DSLR: A Nikon D80 (Second Thoughts?)

sierrajb

Fort Worth, US
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sierrajb Registered since 20th Apr 2013
Sun 21-Apr-13 08:32 PM

For years I've been pining away for my first Nikon DSLR. On an extremely tight budget, I knew I had to wait until someone posted their barely used camera on craigslist for a song and a dance. Finally, I got a lead and bought a slightly used, pristine D80 kit that came with a lens, battery, strap, boxes, etc. for only $220. I recently acquired a SB-600 for $170, and a backpack for $60. So, with less than $500, I'm set to go.

Still feel like it was a great buy and love learning from the 40 pictures I've already taken with it (all in one of the point-and-shoot modes).

HOWEVER....after reading several of the posts about the D80 from this forum, I'm wondering if I jumped the gun and should have held out for the D90 or better. Since I'm a newbie to digital photography I really don't know enough to criticize my recent purchase or the quality of my photos so far. They all look fantastic to me! Just need some words of encouragement and someone to point me in the right direction. I plan to visit the "New to Photography" section quite a bit.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver (Proverbs 25:11).

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