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Blueberry Dec 10, 2009 3:43 PM

I took my D5000 to a Flyers hockey game this week. I set the ISO to 800 and used my 55-200 Nikon VR lens. I was very pleased to see such great shots. In using the 11 point focus, it was able to keep the players in focus while they were moving on the ice, and the clarity was pretty dang good. I love this camera! I will post a shot or two with the setting info when I get a chance.

barryg9999 Dec 14, 2009 5:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueberry (Post 1021287)
First the size of the camera was smaller than the D90.

Not to debate the D90 vs. the D5000 as both are excellent choices however to clarify, the D90 is NOT bigger than the D5000. The D5000 is actually slightly larger. See the specs:

D90: 132 x 103 x 77 mm
D5000: 127 x 104 x 80 mm (5 x 4.1 x 3.2 in)

Multiplying this out shows that the D90 is 1,046,892 square mm while the D5000 is 1,056,640 square mm

TCav Dec 14, 2009 6:33 PM

That would be cubic millimeters, not square millimeters.

barryg9999 Dec 14, 2009 8:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TCav (Post 1028164)
That would be cubic millimeters, not square millimeters.

Good point. You are correct.

rjseeney Dec 15, 2009 8:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barryg9999 (Post 1028114)
Not to debate the D90 vs. the D5000 as both are excellent choices however to clarify, the D90 is NOT bigger than the D5000. The D5000 is actually slightly larger. See the specs:

D90: 132 x 103 x 77 mm
D5000: 127 x 104 x 80 mm (5 x 4.1 x 3.2 in)

Multiplying this out shows that the D90 is 1,046,892 square mm while the D5000 is 1,056,640 square mm

Physically, they are virtually the same size. However, the D5000 is a couple ounces lighter (about 10%) which is noticeable and may be what the poster was referring to.

jack55 Dec 21, 2009 3:21 PM

I may as well add that I chose the Nikon D5000 over the D90 myself.
The swing factor for me was since at age 57, I can't bend over or lay in awkward positions anymore like I use to, so the tilting LCD was the deal breaker.
Besides, I had the Nikon P90 for awhile and got very spoiled using the tilting LCD on that.
I really missed it when I was using the Pentax K20D, so I made the switch to the D5000.

Also lenses aren't a factor as I only use two lenses. The Sigma 18-250mm & 50-500mm.

So, it is really a matter of preference on which camera you want, the D90 or D5000.

kazuya Dec 22, 2009 6:27 AM

i bought a D90 to replace my pentax k20D, i felt the autofucus let the camera down so i switched to nikon. the D5000 wasnt out when i bought the D90 however i still think id have gone for the D90 as the D5000 would have been to much of a step backwards from the K20D. i would have loved the D90 to have tilt screen, ive had a tilt screen fuji before and it was a fantastic feature.

Jim Bledsoe Dec 22, 2009 7:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deadshot (Post 1023942)
Just as a matter of interest. What I have done is I have made my Function button over to ISO and that enables me to quickly flick over to whatever ISO I need at the time ,without having to go through the Menu or i routes.

That is exactly what I did with my D-60 and it works great. The ISO can be changed very quickly with this method.

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rlewis0083 Dec 27, 2009 4:41 PM

I have an older Tamron Zoom I used on my D90S. Would this Zoom work with the D90? It is a Tamron 28 to 200 AF, Aspherical.

rlewis0083 Dec 27, 2009 4:41 PM

I mean my old N90S, sorry about that.


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