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 Post subject: Nikon D90 Discontinued
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 4:38 pm 
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I have been reading various sites saying the D90 is now discontinued. Wikipedia says the official date was 15 May 2011 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_D90

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Yes I believe it was discontinued when the d7000 came out. It is certainly a good time to get one :) But I am a canon person :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 5:23 pm 
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It certainly is sad to see such a great camera discontinued, but in a way it's almost a good thing as their price has really dropped. I still recommend it as a great DSLR to people looking to get into the world of DSLRs.

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 8:27 pm 
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Yes I believe it was discontinued when the d7000 came out.

Nope, surprisingly it was being sold for quite some time alongside the D7000, priced somewhere between that and the D5000. Now they've phased out the D5000 and replaced it with the more expensive D5100 it seems they've made the decision to discontinue the D90 so it doesn't eat into its sales too much.

Hopefully it might also drive down the price of the D7000 which is a little high as it stands IMO, especially when you consider that its closest competitor, the 60D, is quite a bit cheaper.


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with the D5100 and the D7000 there is nog need for the D90 anymore I suppose.

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Lol! It's "SO" September 2008!


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:59 am 
Still a great camera. I i was actually considering buying the D90 but the D7000 had many advantages over the D90.

The D90 had a slighty better feel in my hands over the D7000. But the difference was not enough not to buy the D7000. So i have the D7000 now.

If you are on a tight budget i advise to buy a D90. The "only found on professional DLSR" hardware buttons and extra LCD screen on the body alone make it worth buying this camera for the price of a beginner DLSR. Once you had a DSLR body with all the extra buttons and extra LCD info screen you never want back to fiddeling around in the LCD menus of the cheaper DSLR. Only iof you can really afford it I would advise the D7000 but if you are on a tight budget get a d90 when you can. Also blows away the competition regarding noise reduction and dynamic range because they rather have a lot of megapixels instead of image quality which nikon introduced only on the D7000, when they had a proper sensor that could handle the amount of megapixels.


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I was strongly considering a D90, until I found it will not meter with AI-s lenses, whereas the D7000 will, including matrix metering. (I bought a 50mm 1.2 AI-s, then had to decide whether to buy a Nikon body, or an adapter to allow using it only Canons.) I love my fast AI-s glass! :)

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it will not meter with AI-s lenses, whereas the D7000 will


Indeed, I own an array of AI-s lenses that I use everyday on my D7000. I remember trying to decide between the D90, which had great image quality, or the D200, which would meter with my AI-s lenses. Both were the only cameras that I was seriously considering buying at the time, until the D7000 was announced. It was perfect, and I find it's improved features such as the 100% viewfinder, AI and AI-s metering support and 39 AF points super convenient.

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