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"RE: New D-5000"

jack57 Registered since 16th Jan 2010
Sat 16-Jan-10 10:53 PM

>Just purchased the D-5000. I currently have the Pentax K-20D
>along with several lenses and have decided to convert over to
>Nikon in the next year or so. The reasoning behind this is due
>to the uncertainty of Pentax's future in photography. It was
>either the D-5000 or the D-90 and since both my wife and
>myself will both be using this I felt the D-5000 would be
>simpler for her to use. I also plan on getting the 70-300 VR.
>My question is would the 70-300 be overkill due to the weight,
>which would most likely lead me to the purchase of the 55-200
>VR. Thanks for your time, Dave
Some people knock the zooms. Anymore, the zooms (good ones) can hold their own with primes. I don't like being locked into one range when out in the field. Primes are fine for sports and such, but not so much on wildlife.

I also had the Pentax K20D & K10D before making the switch for the same reasons as you... Pentax not stepping up like Nikon and Canon are. I had several Pentax lenses, but my favorite for wildlife was the Tamron 18-250mm and it worked great! Most of my pictures here were taken with that lens:
I now have the Nikon D5000 & D90 with three lenses, 18-55mm, 55-200mm & Sigma (BIGMA) 50-500mm w/SB800 flash. Next lens for me is the Tamron 18-270mm.

A general, generic topic New D-5000 [View all] , eickdle , Thu 31-Dec-09 09:02 PM
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