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Old Dec 28, 2009, 12:26 AM   #31
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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.
I did the same... but I'm not so unhappy.
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If your old Tamron zoom has a built-in focus motor, it will probably work fine. Take it to a camera store and check it out.

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Blueberry,

Today, after much more experience with the D5000, do you keep your choice? If have to choose, would you choose D5000 again?

How are the results of it in low light?

I see everybode passes the same doubts... Pros and Cons... I also think the tilt screen will make me to disconsider the low resolution LCD and choose a D5000...
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Blueberry,

Today, after much more experience with the D5000, do you keep your choice? If have to choose, would you choose D5000 again?

How are the results of it in low light?

I see everybody passes the same doubts... Pros and Cons... I also think the tilt screen will make me to dis-consider the low resolution LCD and choose a D5000...
I also had the Pentax K20D and made the switch to Nikon D5000.

Many people said I went backwards when I made that switch. But I wanted the choice of more lenses, the tilting LCD, 4 frames per second continuous shooting, low light ability, D-movie mode etc, so I switched.

I also chose it over the Nikon D90 as the only difference was 1/2 frame per second difference continuous shooting & 1/2" difference, brighter LCD oh... no auto-focus motor in body or top LCD. The tilting LCD negated that difference and 1/2 a frame faster? Whoopee. Not worth the $200 difference.

As for performance, I'm very happy with the Nikon D5000 now that I've had it for two months.

Low light is phenomenal! Outstanding (absolutely stunning) image quality, especially in low light and difficult lighting (high dynamic range) situations I can shoot in daylight at 800 ISO all day long. I use 400 or 800 ISO most of the time. A couple times at 1000 ISO and even that was good.
Here is an action picture of one at 800 ISO:


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I also chose it over the Nikon D90 as the only difference was 1/2 frame per second difference continuous shooting ...
From Steve's review of the D90:

"... Switching the camera to CH mode allowed me to shoot 10 frames in only 2.0 seconds (5fps!), which again surpassed Nikon's claims. This was done using Program mode with the ISO set at 200. The D90 didn't stop there. When I raised the sensitivity to ISO 800, I saw speeds as fast as 5.9fps! ..."
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Thanks Jack55 - very good picture - makes me anxious for the camera! We always must give-up some thing... If D90 had the tilt, probably I would pay for it there, but as I never had a hi-red LCD, maybe I'll not miss it. I KNOW that with higher res we can see better details while checking a shot, but... (in some cameras I had I missed more zoom) As my three "amateur like" requirements that I brought from the prosumers (tilt, video, liveview) are present ONLY in D5000*, and the overall set of features is very good, this is my favorite model now. The final decision probably will be done in the store "hands on" test...

TCav, I'ts clear D90 has more processing speed. But 4fps at full resolution is not a bad result - probably enough to get action or special moments from children... BTY, like D90, can D5000 be faster than the nominal speed in some specific configuration? Does it's speed increase if shooting at lower resolution?

*Based in many replies in this forum. AFAIK currently there is Tilt only in D5000 and in Sony A550 (that does not record videos). Is it right?

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Also lenses aren't a factor as I only use two lenses. The Sigma 18-250mm & 50-500mm.
Witch one did you use for this shot?

Are you satisfied with the results for the 18-250mm?What about in low light?
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*Based in many replies in this forum. AFAIK currently there is Tilt only in D5000 and in Sony A550 (that does not record videos). Is it right?
The Nikon D5000, the Sony A500 and A550 (neither of which can record video), and the Olympus E-600, E-620, E-30 and E-3 (none of which can record video), all have tilting 'Live View' displays.
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Witch one did you use for this shot?

Are you satisfied with the results for the 18-250mm?What about in low light?
I recently sold the 18-250mm for the Nikkor 18-200mm VR and that is the lens I used for the shot.

I'm pretty impressed with the low light. I've only gone as high as 1000mm but that was pretty good too for very little noise. I usually keep it between 200-800 ISO for most shots.
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I recently sold the 18-250mm for the Nikkor 18-200mm VR and that is the lens I used for the shot.

I'm pretty impressed with the low light. I've only gone as high as 1000mm but that was pretty good too for very little noise. I usually keep it between 200-800 ISO for most shots.
Why did you exchanged the (Sigma/Tamron?) 18-250mm for the Nikon 18-200mm? Is the image quality so superior to justify the change?

Did your prior lens had VR/VC ? Thats why the change? Is the stabilization better in the Nikon than Tamron/Sigma?

About 1000mm what lens did you use?
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