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izzy181 Aug 5, 2009 9:46 PM

need opinions please
 
hi,

I have a Nikon D40 and love it, had it since sep 2008.

I have the 18-55 & 55-200 lenses, which I am prepared to sell these lenses. I've been researching alot of different lenses and i'm on a tightish budget.

I really want a 12-24mm, 50mm 1.8, 60mm or higher macro lens, 70-300mm or longer depending on cost.

My question is if I stay with the D40 and want to buy Nikon lenses i'm going to be buying AF-S lenses, which cost quite a bit.

But if I buy a new or used (D80, D200 or D90 body only) they cost a little more than the D40 but I don't have to buy AF-S lenses, so it will be cheaper in the long run?

I want some different opinions why I should keep the D40 or why it would be better to switch to a different body before I start spending $$$ on lenses.

thanks.

GSFinlay Aug 8, 2009 7:32 PM

You may find that by selecting the lenses that will satisfy your first, then parking the most compatible body under them, you will be more satisfied in the long run.

Garry


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