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D50 -or- D100 Used (you thought I would say D70!)


Kent, US
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johnnygofaster Registered since 22nd Nov 2005
Fri 02-Dec-05 02:57 AM

I just did the quickest look at the D100 specs. Seems very similar to the D70. I see it's a few years old, but that said they're selling used for about the same as a new D50.

I've never been a latest-greatest type. That said, the used bicyle I just bought has ended up costing me more money than expected. A cheaper new one probably would have been better.

Extending that analogy to the camera, do I get seduced by a $2000 (2002) camera for $600 or get a new "lesser" camera (loaded term, I know) for the same amount? Or, with technological advances, is "lesser" a fair term for the D50? I suspect not.

I've very little research on the D100 so I'm being a little lazy and getting your opinions. I was so surprised to see it selling for so little that I'm starting to consider it.

I haven't owned an SLR for 10 years so I'm buying it for learning and to have more flexibility than my now dead Sony point-and-shoot provided.