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The second DSLR

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by wasan, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. wasan

    wasan

    5
    Nov 26, 2006
    Bangkok, Thailand
    I am carrying D200 and considering to buy a new one for my wife, which one is should be D80, D40X or ...?
     
  2. I also ahve the D200, but also picked up a D70 in mint condition for $300 bucks on ebay.
    Kevin
     
  3. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Take your wife to the camera store, tell her what you know, and then buy her the one she picks!

    Personally I hope she goes for the D2xs.
     
  4. Cope

    Cope

    Apr 5, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    Anything Nikon that takes CF cards! But I think there's nothing wrong with the D200.
     
  5. nemofin

    nemofin Guest

    I want a second DSLR also, no my kit is D200, 12-24, 17-55 & 70-200.. would love to by D2Xs but Iam really unhappy if Nikon desides to introduse rumored D300 with good AF etc.. :) 
     
  6. wasan

    wasan

    5
    Nov 26, 2006
    Bangkok, Thailand
    I also wanna leverage on CF cards, but she always said D200 is too big for her ...
    neither D80 nor D40(x) use CF so shall I go for D70(s)? if so it will be used one, am I right?
     
  7. Unless a store somewhere has a D70(s) body that didn't sell, yes it will be used. The D70s was replaced by the D80.

    The good news is, they have come waaay down in price. I paid over $1K for my D70s kit two years ago and now they seem to be selling in the $300-400 range for a body only. I still use my D70s quite a bit and it has never given me any problems. Great little camera and I think it would be a good choice for your wife.
     
  8. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    Ah! A man who understands women. Good advice Brah!
     
  9. Let your wife decide! Mine chose the D80

    This exactly what my wife and I did. We even bought a used D70 for her to try out. But the feel of the D80 in her hands, the brighter viewfinder, and the very nice LCD won here over. The D40/x actually felt a bit too small to her, and she has very small hands. The D200 would be out of the question for her given the size and weight -- especially combined with the 70-200VR. So her kit is pretty light and takes great shots: D80, 18-70, 55-200VR. When she wants better DoF control she uses the 85 f/1.4 or the 180 f/2.8.

    Hope this helps.

    Craig

     
  10. I think its really up to the preferences of the individual and their habits. I would personally go with a D70, excellent battery life and CF cards.

    AM
     
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