Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: D60 vs D40 vs $900

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Choa Chu Kang
    Posts
    25

    Default D60 vs D40 vs $900

    The title probably explains itself

    So initially I settled on the D60,(kit costs about $840) but then realised I would have to buy a dry cabi as well, 30L costs around $100 i think. Total $~950

    The D40 kit costs around $700-750 and that + the dry cabi would cost me $800-$850.

    I need help on deciding, i've read reviews and other threads from forums and have found mixed views all over the place. Im highly confused about what to do, since my budget is $900 although $950 is acceptable but not desired.

  2. #2

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40.htm

    Maybe u can consider 2nd hand..there are lots of good quality 2nd hand equipment out there.
    Can save abit too.
    Last edited by JW73; 7th June 2009 at 05:10 PM.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Jurong West
    Posts
    164

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Dun buy the dry cabinet. Get a giant plastic box plus sillica / thirsty hippo. works too. and save you money.

  4. #4

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    last year...i spent 8**and got a d80+ 18-55 vr.
    i sold it at 8** somewhere this year too.
    works fine...just that i upgrade to d90 =p.

    so i would never spend 900 on a d60/d40!
    Flickr
    There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Singapore, east-ish
    Posts
    2,291

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagump View Post
    Dun buy the dry cabinet. Get a giant plastic box plus sillica / thirsty hippo. works too. and save you money.
    yea, with just the body and kit, a dry cab isn't necessary

  6. #6

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Quote Originally Posted by AhadMV View Post
    The title probably explains itself

    So initially I settled on the D60,(kit costs about $840) but then realised I would have to buy a dry cabi as well, 30L costs around $100 i think. Total $~950

    The D40 kit costs around $700-750 and that + the dry cabi would cost me $800-$850.

    I need help on deciding, i've read reviews and other threads from forums and have found mixed views all over the place. Im highly confused about what to do, since my budget is $900 although $950 is acceptable but not desired.
    a body and a lens dnt need any dry box to start with... if u budget is fixed at 900... then the D40 lor... put the money aside for the future lens upgrade or cabinet upgrade... if with a budget, just spend the lowest i guess.. cheers...
    life is but a dream...

  7. #7

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus Trent View Post
    yea, with just the body and kit, a dry cab isn't necessary
    my friend got 3 lens and a body... oso never use electronic dry cabinet... he just dump everything into a bag...
    life is but a dream...

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Singapore, east-ish
    Posts
    2,291

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Quote Originally Posted by twisted illusion View Post
    my friend got 3 lens and a body... oso never use electronic dry cabinet... he just dump everything into a bag...


    Depends on how often you use it i guess. If you use your equipment often (few times a week) and put your equipment in an air-conditioned place, fungus probably shouldn't grow

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    here
    Posts
    1,350

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Have a D40 and strongly believe it is much more worth it than the D60.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Choa Chu Kang
    Posts
    25

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Quote Originally Posted by JW73 View Post
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40.htm

    Maybe u can consider 2nd hand..there are lots of good quality 2nd hand equipment out there.
    Can save abit too.
    I am considering buying 2nd hand, to save up for a future lens, but Im still new and am afraid that Ill get scammed or given a faulty camera.

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagump View Post
    Dun buy the dry cabinet. Get a giant plastic box plus sillica / thirsty hippo. works too. and save you money.
    Thanks alot

    Quote Originally Posted by wildsoyabean View Post
    last year...i spent 8**and got a d80+ 18-55 vr.
    i sold it at 8** somewhere this year too.
    works fine...just that i upgrade to d90 =p.

    so i would never spend 900 on a d60/d40!
    2nd hand right? And where did you buy it from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus Trent View Post


    Depends on how often you use it i guess. If you use your equipment often (few times a week) and put your equipment in an air-conditioned place, fungus probably shouldn't grow
    Thanks, then it shouldn't be a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by aspenx View Post
    Have a D40 and strongly believe it is much more worth it than the D60.
    Any reasons?

    Thanks for all the help guys

  11. #11

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Quote Originally Posted by AhadMV View Post
    The title probably explains itself

    So initially I settled on the D60,(kit costs about $840) but then realised I would have to buy a dry cabi as well, 30L costs around $100 i think. Total $~950

    The D40 kit costs around $700-750 and that + the dry cabi would cost me $800-$850.

    I need help on deciding, i've read reviews and other threads from forums and have found mixed views all over the place. Im highly confused about what to do, since my budget is $900 although $950 is acceptable but not desired.


    Why do you need to buy a dry cabinet?
    deadpoet
    my portfolio

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Choa Chu Kang
    Posts
    25

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    Why do you need to buy a dry cabinet?
    I always thought it was a 'must'.

    Now I don't :P Thanks for the info anyways

  13. #13

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    I think a dry cabinet would really help in Singapore's humid weather, and a hundred dollar investment to protect your camera is really worth it in the long run. No point buying a camera, only to have fungus growing on the lens.

    And I think starting off with a D40 is more worth it, coz you'll definitely wanna upgrade after awhile.

  14. #14

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Quote Originally Posted by screamingsnapshots View Post
    I think a dry cabinet would really help in Singapore's humid weather, and a hundred dollar investment to protect your camera is really worth it in the long run. No point buying a camera, only to have fungus growing on the lens.

    And I think starting off with a D40 is more worth it, coz you'll definitely wanna upgrade after awhile.
    it helps but never a must. Its only a must if you dont use your gears very often. Else, theres really no need for it.

    Regards
    D3s / D3x / 18-55 f3.5 - 5.6 / 55-200 f3.5-5.6 / 50 f1.8

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Choa Chu Kang
    Posts
    25

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Quote Originally Posted by Legoz View Post
    it helps but never a must. Its only a must if you dont use your gears very often. Else, theres really no need for it.

    Regards
    Doubt that not using my gear often will be a problem. HOWEVER, I'm gonna have to think of what to do during the exam period

    I hope the plastic box with thirsty hippo solution works well.

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,113

    Default Re: D60 vs D40 vs $900

    Quote Originally Posted by AhadMV View Post
    Doubt that not using my gear often will be a problem. HOWEVER, I'm gonna have to think of what to do during the exam period

    I hope the plastic box with thirsty hippo solution works well.
    Make sure there isn't any big holes in that plasic box

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •