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Old Jan 29, 2008, 11:45 AM   #1
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More new models in time for PMA 2008. Nikon's new D60 is yet another dSLR to add to theirs ranks, along with three new Nikkor lenses.

Nikon D60

AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens

PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens

AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens

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Old Jan 30, 2008, 12:25 AM   #2
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My god, I never even knew there was such an animal as the D60... Today I bought a D300 and the guy who sold me it was talking a bout the first D60 to be sold here, I think this morning shortly before I got there,, but I looked at him rather bemused and thought - "What is he talking about - D60...???". So I gave him the standard uninformed persons' answer. "Really, well well, you turn your back and something new appears"... I thought maybe it was a new accessory or something... I honestly never knew...!!!

Now I do know...

I must investigate further... Have you got any stats etc on it..??? What does it perform like..???
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 9:35 AM   #3
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No focus moter, take same lenses as the D40.


That PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens looks nice but almost two grand for it.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 10:35 AM   #4
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The D60 is the replacement for the D40x. Only a slight upgrade...same mp, although different sensor, anti dust, a bit faster. It's the entry level DSLR for Nikon. Still no focus motor. The D80 will probably be the next in line to be replaced, maybe this summer.
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IMHO, just the addition of Active D-Lighting gives this thing a huge edge over the D40/D40x. And, It will be cheaper than the D40x.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 1:54 PM   #6
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Forgot to add that the 16-85 looks silly at that price since for just a little bit more you could get the 18-200.
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Old Feb 3, 2008, 5:10 AM   #7
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that 60mm macro lens is.. omg.. i wet myself..
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Old Feb 3, 2008, 7:09 AM   #8
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David French wrote:
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Forgot to add that the 16-85 looks silly at that price since for just a little bit more you could get the 18-200.
It does seem pricey, but it does go wider (2mm is a big difference at these focal lengths). It also will likely have better optical performance because of the narrower focal range. This lens is the equivalent of the oler 24-120VR for the film bodies, and is priced similiary to that lense during its heyday, so in that regard, the price is not all that out of line. I will consider replacing my 18-135 with this lens because of the extra width, and I've got the tele end covered with my 70-300VR. If I sell my 18-135, this lens will only cost me around $400 out of pocket.
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cool, points taken, but it's gonna be tough to match that 18-200 optically.
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cool, points taken, but it's gonna be tough to match that 18-200 optically.
Actually, it shouldn't be tough for a lens of this range at all. In fact I'd be extremely disappointed and suprised if it didn't easily exceed the 18-200 optically. The 18-200 is a great lens and probably the best in the superzoom class. That being said, it suffers from a fair bit of linear distortion and softness at the extremes, as well as minor issues with CA and light falloff, which is to be expected in a lens with that zoom range.
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