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creativeedgeimages Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Jan 2010
Thu 16-Jun-11 05:48 AM

I have a chance to get a D5000 from my local Best Buy. The kit with an 18-55 VR lens is on sale for $469.99, I also have a 10% off reward coupon and a $15 BB card, which will bring my before taxes total to $407.99. This seems like a good deal to me, agreed?

I sold my D80 months ago and have been shooting with a *gasp* Canon G12 which is a great camera. But I found that i really need a DSLR for anything other than casual shooting, but want to refrain from sinking thousands into camera gear again. I got carried away over the last 20+ years and am looking to excercise some discretion this time around.

The D5100 is the camera I really want, but for about half the cost, the D5000 seems like a good choice and a bargain.

Thanks for any input on the D5000 anyone may wish to offer.


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