The second DSLR

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

  1. wasan


    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.
  3. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    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


    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


    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.


  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.