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 Post subject: D90 Vs D300
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:11 am 
I am switching from my Canon 40d to either a D90 or D300, any suggestions on the 2?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:23 am 
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I think the D300 will fell better in your hands than the D90, coming from a 40D. They both have the same sensor but the autofocus (especially tracking) will be superior in the 300.

I don't know what used prices are like for the D300, but you should be able to pick up a bargain - why the move from Canon to Nikon though?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:36 am 
I think the auto-focus points are far superior in that range of camera compared to the likes of the 50d and I am curious as how the Nikon are and the fact you can go way back and use many Nikon lenses


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Go 300 then


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:41 pm 
$850 for a used D300 with 45000 clicks and $600 for a D90 with battery grip and only 17253 clicks....Hummmmmm decisions decisions


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The D300's build will probably hold up better. The rear rubberised grip on my D90 has come off a couple of times in 28,000 clicks already.

46 centigrade and 80% humidity might have something to do with it though!

Going from a D90 body to a D700, the step up in build quality is noticable. D300 would be the same


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:42 pm 
I guess either would be a step up from my 40D canon and I just bought a 18-50 Sigma HSM OS 2.8 for a nikon can't wait to get the body just thinking about the extra money saved to buy another good lens because it comes down to better lens with money saved VS camera body D90 D300 so close.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:16 pm 
Is the D90 a much more superior camera than the Canon 40D?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:08 pm 
dubaiphil wrote:
The D300's build will probably hold up better. The rear rubberised grip on my D90 has come off a couple of times in 28,000 clicks already.

46 centigrade and 80% humidity might have something to do with it though!

Going from a D90 body to a D700, the step up in build quality is noticable. D300 would be the same


all the rubber on my d700 is falling off... -___- I've only had to replace one thing from my d90. *then again it only has one rubber piece.*


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:21 pm 
Got the D300 and a 18-50mm 2.8 sigma lens and I am very pleased, thanks for the advise! Also I hate it when the rubber falls off my grip...lol


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Is the D90 a much more superior camera than the Canon 40D?


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I guess either would be a step up from my 40D canon


I know this topic dead for a while!!!! just noticed and i want to tell my thought

i am person who owned a D90 and then moved to canon 40D, can tell that nikon D90 is not superior to canon 40D . can say,, opposite side may be true.
Only thing better in d90 over 40D , i feel is the rear display

Auto focus is far superior in 40D( may be the L lens helped in this matter), as of build quality .

U will really going to miss the build quality and many more if u go to d90!!!!
i think u should buy a d300.........

only my thoughts

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wayniac got the D300, so he should be on the safe side :wink:

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Back when Canon introduced the 40D, the 7D didn't exist. The 7D came along in 2009, while the 40D's from 2007. Now that we have the 60D and the 7D, Canon has an "enthusiast" camera, the 60D, and a more "professionally" oriented camera, the 7D. The 40D was kind of a class of camera in between the two, so on the Nikon side the D90 was a notch below the 40D and the D300 was a notch above the 40D. Naturally then, the AF and build would've been a bit better on the 40D over the D90, but the D300 would've still been an improvement. Today, the 60D is similar to the D7000, while the 7D is comparable to the D300s.

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