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eysha May 24, 2015 11:36 AM

Nikon D90 Question
I am after buying a Nikon D90 camera. What should I look for and how much would I expect to pay? I am in the UK.

TCav May 24, 2015 2:12 PM

The D90 is a fine camera (I still use mine) but there are later, better models that should be similarly priced. Any of the D3X00, D5X00, or D7X00 models would be better investments.

eysha May 24, 2015 4:53 PM

Thanks TCav. I have the D40, would the lenses fit any of the cameras you mention?

TCav May 24, 2015 5:13 PM


Originally Posted by eysha (Post 1390469)
Thanks TCav. I have the D40, would the lenses fit any of the cameras you mention?

Any and all.

wanaclick May 25, 2015 6:08 AM

May I suggest to have a look @D7000

eysha May 25, 2015 5:03 PM

Thank you TCav.
wanaclick, you certainly can and I will look at it - thank you.

SIMON40 May 25, 2015 5:52 PM

The D90 is still a decent camera- though the AF module is showing its age... not a big deal however if most of your subjects are static...
I'd look at the D5200 (whose body only prices are coming down at last...) or if used a low mileage D300/D300s... also depending on budget, the D7000/D7100...

eysha May 26, 2015 4:45 AM

Thanks Simon, just missed out on a D7000 at 200 with 11000 shutter clicks on it. will keep an eye out for the rest.
In the mean time I am stuck with the D40, which I find slow in comparison to my Panny FZ200.

TCav May 26, 2015 5:14 AM

The D3000 series and the D5000 series don't have an internal AF motor, and so rely on AF motors in the lenses, just like you D40. The D7000 series does have an internal AF motor, so it can use all F-Mount lenses, including lenses that don't have their own AF motors. Most new F-Mount lenses have AF motors, but most lenses on the used market don't. You could save a lot of money by getting a D7000 series body and availing yourself of the abundance of lenses on the used market.

The D3200 and later, the D5200 and later, and the D7100 and later, all have 24MP sensors, which is a huge improvement over earlier models.

Each series has a better AF system than the lesser series.

The D7000 series has a faster, better shutter and can use a vertical grip/battery pack, while the lesser series can't.

While a D3X00 and D5X00 might be cheaper to buy, a D7X00 will perform better and can save money in the long term.

eysha May 26, 2015 2:57 PM

Very many thanks TCav, I almost got the 7000 but just missed out however, now I know what to look for if another one comes up. While I do have the d40 for some reason I really do not care for it at all although I have had some nice shots from iti just don't like the camera - is that weird?

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