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nolaguy
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SamSpade1941 wrote:
I am not sure if I am selling my D40 or handing it down to a family member.


You're a much better person than I am, Sam.

I'll happily treat friends and family to ridiculously pricey restaurants and even purchased a D60 kit for my daughter-in-law several years ago --- but would I give away my own gear?... *glancing over at a now-never-used D40x on the shelf* ...can't do it.

Don't know why. I may need therapy. Is there a 12 step program or a reality show for photographic stuff hoarders?





Mar 16, 2013 at 08:19 AM
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Save for the d90 / d300, it's a definite upgrade from the d200 sensor series...


Mar 16, 2013 at 09:07 AM
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nolaguy wrote:
You're a much better person than I am, Sam.

I'll happily treat friends and family to ridiculously pricey restaurants and even purchased a D60 kit for my daughter-in-law several years ago --- but would I give away my own gear?... *glancing over at a now-never-used D40x on the shelf* ...can't do it.

Don't know why. I may need therapy. Is there a 12 step program or a reality show for photographic stuff hoarders?



I have not been so generous with my 35mm gear go figure...



Mar 16, 2013 at 03:43 PM
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I just bought a used D 300s from Keh about three weeks ago for $ 900. It is a lot, lot better than my D 80 in every way. You may not want to spend that much, but the D 300 is not much above your budget. See if you can look at a D 90. It may involve a lot of menu diving to change everything. D 300 only has a CF slot and does not do video like the s model. I believe the sensor on the D 90, D 300, and D 300s are the same.


Mar 17, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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p.2 #5 · Suggestions on new used camera


Couple of thoughts . . .

1) Welcome, and congratulations on the upgrade.
2) I know what it's like to feel $100 or $200 is a huge difference in price, especially when starting out.
3) Sounds like your main point of upgrade is to get a bit more of a "pro" feel in a camera and use D series lenses.

I would buy a D300 in your shoes. I know it's a little more, but the camera is basically the sweet spot in price/value and you'll get that extra $150 back when you sell it over the D200. So think of it as an investment. I would also look for a great deal in B/S on the forum.



Mar 18, 2013 at 04:26 PM
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