never make a decision in the state of confusion.
If you don't mind the D60's build then there's no need for a better body, unless you thrash your camera around, the D60 should hold up well.
Last edited by asdfg; 23rd July 2008 at 04:46 PM.
Well manual focus isn't very difficult. It just takes 2seconds to get the distance right, then another 3seconds to finetune.
Since you are taking photos of landscapes/portraits, the scenery/person won't move right? It's not like in sports photography, where AF has got to be FAST.
Besides your D60 has an electronic rangefinder to help you in manual focusing.
What's wrong with using a manual focusing lens, when your objective is to get a good photo? Many people use old manual focusing prime lenses because they are excellent in terms of contrast and sharpness.
New cameras often come with many bells and whistles that you might not even need. Anti-dust is not dust-proof, if you keep changing lenses, dust will eventually creep on to your sensor, even if you have anti-dust. As for LiveView, unless it is really important to you, otherwise a dslr like D200 is great, even without LiveView.
The best things in life are free.
use a tripod when doing MF, helps to keep the green dot at the bottom left hand corner stablise.
you should have do more homework about the MF issue with 50mm prime before you buy the d60.