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 Post subject: Hmmm .. Confused
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:03 pm 
Right.. :shock:

I have bought the D40x, with 18-55mm and 55-200mm vr.

Will my lenses worth on the forth-coming Nikon bodies? If i decide to upgrade etc.

Also a friend of mine has the D70, and i like the bigger body..

I really like the D80. Do you think i could pick up a D80 with kit lense for around $900? or trade back my D40x 2 lenses for a D80 and lense., Or should i stick with the D40x :?

Jay


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:27 pm 
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No problem, Jay, with your exisiting lenses: They will work fine on new Nikon-bodies, except on FX-bodies, where they only fill the DX-part of the sensor (i.e. 5MPix on the new D3)
Nevertheless at the mo I would not upgrade from the D40x

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:54 pm 
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I'd like to echo what Thomas said, stick with the D40x.

Apart from the body feeling better, is there any other reason why you would want to leave the D40x?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:21 pm 
Thanks guys

Well Daniel, other reasons are the limited AF., I'd Like maybe to use some of the other older lenses (which i know the d40 will not focus with).
etc etc

Also i really like the fell and weight of the D70 & D80 8) 8)

So i'll have a think about it!

Jay


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:27 pm 
How long have you had the D40x for?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:45 pm 
Jay1, I have had my D40 since July 7th and I am getting a D80 body in like 2-3 weeks. I also like the feel of a bigger body and I just was tired of not having internal AF, so I plan to get some primes as soon as I get my body. The higher res. is cool, secondary screen is another thing I really wanted, and of course the build is a bit better and I can get a MB-D80 battery grip for a couple thousand shots per charge.

Aswell as better AF and larger viewfinder, but I would say go for it. I think you should get the camera that feels right to you, and I know you can get a D70 with 18-70mm lens with all original packaging and stuff for like $700 on craigslist.com so I say ditch the D40X and lenses and get a D70/18-70mm/SB-600/ and when you save up some more cash maybe a few primes.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:11 pm 
Right well some updated news :shock:

Yes i know i only made this topic this morning!!! (hehehe)

I now have coming, the Nikon D80 body, will be keeping the, 18-55 + 55-200mm vr

Yes Nathan, i really liked the bigger body and added weight. The D40x was too light for me and as i have big hands it was a tad to small too.
Holding the D80 just seems you have a serious pice of kit in your hands:)!

Buzzing guys!! 8) 8)

Cheers a bunch for all your help

Jay


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:42 am 
Hey guys. My uncle is keeping hold of the D40x for himself now hehe :P .

He is bringing the D80 over at Christmas for mua :D

I think i'll probably be going for the D80 + Nikkor 18-70mm lense + maybe the battery grip.

What are your guys views on the 18-70mm? from personal use.

Thanks

Jay


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:09 am 
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Hi jay1,

I think that as this thread is Nikon specific you will get a better response to your question here so I've moved it. Hope you don't mind.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:06 am 
jay1 wrote:
\What are your guys views on the 18-70mm? from personal use.


Well you can check out Gordon's awesome review here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikkor_kit_lens_group_test/

As for my opinon, it's a sturdy and bright overall lens, also get along with my 70-300mm AF-D perfectly.

Hope this helps! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:16 pm 
Cheers Bob for moving it.

Fearless leader, ive seen the review 8) seems a well built, good performing lense!

Ive decided on the 18-70mm nikkor and a tamron 70-300mm macro! :D

Thanks for all your inputs.

Jay


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:51 pm 
Your welcome Jay1,

I also have used a Tamron 75-300mm it is also a awesome, sharp, and light lens, but it doesn't have IS so you'll have to be careful for those slow shutter speeds.

Keep me posted! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:38 pm 
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\What are your guys views on the 18-70mm? from personal use.


Well, I've had the D80 and the 18-70mm for about 5 months and shot around 7.000 pics with it. In terms of build and image quality I think the lens is fine, but I wouldn't wanna buy anything below that. I must point out that the wide focal lengths (and marks) are crunched together, making it harder to set the composition precisely when zoomed out. I would have liked an even scale.

AND it wasn't long after I got the kit, that I began missing that extra reach. So I recently got a used AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6D. Works fine and focuses almost as fast as an AF-S.

But I wish I had got the 18-200 VR from the beginning, because of the convenience of 11x zoom, the stabilization and minimizing the risk of dust getting into the camera ... if I stop down to f/20-22, I can see plenty of black spots and specks. I will soon have to deal with cleaning my D80 or let some technician do it ...

Of course the 18-70 is cheap when you get it as a kit lens, but if your going to invest money in a non-Nikon brand on top, then I wouldn't hesitate and take the big plunge with the 18-200 VR! - I think there's just to much inconvenience always having to bring multiple lenses or deciding beforehand if you wanna shoot wide or tele, AND the lens changing hassle.
Just imagine what I have to go through everyday exercising my hobby!! :D

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