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deadshot Mar 14, 2011 4:49 AM

With my old film camera I used my D O F preview a lot but with my dslr I take the shot, have a look, if it's not right I take another. It takes about the same length of time as my old DOF preview did. Or if I'm really concerned I will bracket three shots. So I dont see DOF preview as a big deal anymore. After all there is no film wastage to consider either.

big_potato Mar 17, 2011 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by deadshot (Post 1208773)
With my old film camera I used my D O F preview a lot but with my dslr I take the shot, have a look, if it's not right I take another. It takes about the same length of time as my old DOF preview did. Or if I'm really concerned I will bracket three shots. So I dont see DOF preview as a big deal anymore. After all there is no film wastage to consider either.

To sum up, Digital cameras are more environmetal-friendly than Film ones

Koolpc Aug 12, 2011 9:20 AM

Is the D80 an worthy buy these days, 2nd hand of course?

jack55 Aug 12, 2011 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Koolpc (Post 1248076)
Is the D80 an worthy buy these days, 2nd hand of course?

NO......

Koolpc Aug 12, 2011 12:39 PM

What about a D90? Compared to a Canon 40D

jack55 Aug 12, 2011 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Koolpc (Post 1248111)
What about a D90? Compared to a Canon 40D

The D90 is a much better camera!

Dysert91 May 22, 2012 5:34 PM

Love my D5000
 
I did a lot of research before buying my D5000. The reason I chose it was because it is comparable to the D90. But for someone who is new to the DSLR world, I think it is a better buy. The simplicity of it allows you to shoot great pictures (even in manual mode) for a reasonable price. Being limited on lens choice wasn't much of a concern for me at the time of purchase.

Now that I know I love taking pictures as much I though I would, I'm ready to upgrade. Not sure what it will be next, but I will definitely keep my D5000. It's a great starter camera!

jack55 May 22, 2012 5:52 PM

UPDATE: I sold my D7000 recently and got a D3 with a very low shutter count and use the D5100 as a backup and everyday shooting. A great combo.

JimC May 22, 2012 5:59 PM

Congrats. The D3 is a super camera with an almost magical AF system.

I'm sure you'll love it (as long as you don't mind lugging one around all the time (especially when combined with heavier lenses on it). ;-)

jack55 May 22, 2012 6:09 PM

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Originally Posted by JimC (Post 1302631)
Congrats. The D3 is a super camera with an almost magical AF system.

I'm sure you'll love it (as long as you don't mind lugging one around all the time (especially when combined with heavier lenses on it). ;-)

Thanks Jim!
Got the D3 w/sigma 150-500mm & Kenko 1.4 Teleconverter for Birds, Wildlife and action shots. Will use the D5100 for everything else & as backup.


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