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seusa Sep 1, 2006 10:27 AM

I have used a Nikkormat FT3 for 29 years.I feel likeI am ready to make the leap to a digital slr. I have a nikkor 50mm lens and a Tokina SZ-X 210 lens. Can I use these on the new D80? Then all I will have to purchase is the body of the D80. Or since the D80 kit lens is an 18-135mm would I be wise to get that too? Even if the others would fit the new body. I am new to the digital slr game and would appreciate any help or advice anyone has to offer.

rey Sep 1, 2006 10:49 AM

I'm not familiar with those lenses, but I think it'll be smart to get the 18-135 kit lens with it. You'll probably save $100. Also, if you really want the camera, I would pre-order it now, otherwise, it probably won't be available for until after Christmas. Nikon is bad at keeping up with demand on new products.

seusa Sep 1, 2006 1:58 PM


Thank you for your reply. I noticed on the Wolf Camera site that you could order the body with a Quantaray 18-200mm lens. Would this be a wise choice? Or am I better off with the kit lens? Also do you recommend a site for pre-order? Thank you for your help.

rey Sep 1, 2006 3:23 PM

My guess is the Quantarray lens is made by Tamron. In this scenario, I'd probably go with quality instead of longer focal length and get it with Nikon 18-135. It cost less too.

For place to buy, I would suggest B&H, but it looks like they don't take pre-orders, so I would go with they're a legit online store.

But it's really a crap shoot on who will fill your order first. If Wolf do no charge you until you confirm an order, maybe you should put your pre-order on multiple sites. This is what people are doing for the popular 18-200VR lens. You can then cancel the other orders when you get one. Obviously, hoping that you don't get more than one at the same time. So I can't really suggest on which store can give you the camera the fastest.

For general online camera store, be sure to check before buying anything as there are a lot of scams out there. If prices look too good to be true, it's probably a scam, so always compare prices with B&H ( and Adorama

Good Luck!

rey Sep 1, 2006 3:38 PM

I just saw this at another site. BuyDig is showing availability of D80, but with 18-55mm lens.;Search=Search

If you're eyeing a different telephoto lens, this may be a good match for you. Or, you can then buy a different lens, say the 18-200VR, and sell the lens that came with this kit. But unless you're buying the Nikon 18-200 VR, I'd probably still wait for a kit with 18-135mm.

BuyDig is a legit store as well, and I've done business with them. But I would call them first to make sure this is not a website error.

EDIT: I just checked BuyDig's twin, BeachCamera, and they also show availability, so it's probably NOT a typo. They also show a "Body Only" option:;Search=Search

Good Luck!

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