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    those are my thoughts too...even though my d40x is only few months old and shutter count ~5k. The way I see it, I might save more on glass in the future...sigh...if only the d40 and d40x had drive motor...
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    Yea, if only there's AF motors.. =(

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamzcape View Post
    those are my thoughts too...even though my d40x is only few months old and shutter count ~5k. The way I see it, I might save more on glass in the future...sigh...if only the d40 and d40x had drive motor...
    D50.... or else get the D80..

    For the low price, you either live with it or get better AF-S lenses...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBull View Post
    Using 18-135mm and 55-200mm VR with my D40 now. Will just carry on with these two very reliable lenses when I get the D80.

    That'sw what I'm thinking as well. How much did U get the 55-200mm VR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knpan View Post
    hey the d70s is good! the d80 is much better, but i think in terms of body construction the d80 is much worse.

    I think dont get the d40x, many of my friends bought that because tempted by the advertisement and think it is good enough to fullfill their needs, but then all of them were like damn, i hate d40/x cant even use af with most lens now. Cause if they wanna get AF-S lens its obviosly more expensive.
    what do you mean by most lens cannot use AF?

    AFS lens like the 18-135, 18-70, 18-55 are low cost lens, after that will be the 17-35 and 17-55 which are still affordable on the second hand market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conquer500 View Post
    what do you mean by most lens cannot use AF?

    AFS lens like the 18-135, 18-70, 18-55 are low cost lens, after that will be the 17-35 and 17-55 which are still affordable on the second hand market.
    I think he means the prime lenses... they are still largely AF and not AF-S
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    D50.... or else get the D80..

    For the low price, you either live with it or get better AF-S lenses...
    yea, sort of resigned myself for now. part of me knows it is the BBB virus acting up, coz no doubt the D80 pricing now is rather attractive. but still having fun MFing with my 50mm f1.8.
    My current action plan is to observe my shooting patterns over the next few months, likely development would be to get a sigma 30mm for walkabout. Then if stablise, may just stick to the D40X after all. Good travel size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamzcape View Post
    yea, sort of resigned myself for now. part of me knows it is the BBB virus acting up, coz no doubt the D80 pricing now is rather attractive. but still having fun MFing with my 50mm f1.8.
    My current action plan is to observe my shooting patterns over the next few months, likely development would be to get a sigma 30mm for walkabout. Then if stablise, may just stick to the D40X after all. Good travel size.
    True... it's one of the smallest cams around... least likely to be held up over it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    True... it's one of the smallest cams around... least likely to be held up over it...
    wait..when you say held up, do you mean at gun/knife point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamzcape View Post
    wait..when you say held up, do you mean at gun/knife point?
    possibly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincecarlo View Post
    That'sw what I'm thinking as well. How much did U get the 55-200mm VR?
    Got it when fist launched. Check out the Nikon price list.
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    hey vincecarlo, i recently obtained my 55-200mm VR from MS Color for $400. just sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamzcape View Post
    hey vincecarlo, i recently obtained my 55-200mm VR from MS Color for $400. just sharing
    Thanks, will keep that in mind as I juz got my D80 kit after much consideration

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincecarlo View Post
    Thanks, will keep that in mind as I juz got my D80 kit after much consideration
    u just bought it? how much is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dearboy87 View Post
    u just bought it? how much is it?
    omg, you still deciding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by conquer500 View Post
    omg, you still deciding?

    not deciding..

    decided to get D80.. just saving up till next mth.. cos wan to buy it together with 50mm F1.8d.

    so hw much u bought urs?
    Last edited by Dearboy87; 14th December 2007 at 01:42 PM.

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    Default Re: Should i get a D40 or D80?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dearboy87 View Post
    not deciding..

    decided to get D80.. just saving up till next mth.. cos wan to buy it together with 50mm F1.8d.

    so hw much u bought urs?
    how about a pentax k10d?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dearboy87 View Post
    not deciding..

    decided to get D80.. just saving up till next mth.. cos wan to buy it together with 50mm F1.8d.

    so hw much u bought urs?
    yesterday grab a D80 at 1680 for a friend.

    D40x got it without lens for 870.

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    i also plan to but a D80 kit in end of Jan 2008..
    it might be a long time to go(2 months++)..
    but i do wan to get the current price for the kit set..
    i try refer to the price list..
    but is out of date..
    any of cs member here..
    know the best deal in town???
    from what i hear is S$1600(from MS) included the 18-135mm lens and nothing else..
    Last edited by likimikuku; 21st December 2007 at 05:12 PM.

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