get a second hand d50 lar, msg me if u need one ... haha
Get a cheap and cheery one. Can use as second backup camera if your interest continues. I'll get one with an AF motor.
Anyway, I think you should get a second hand D70 or D80 instead, with AF motor, will make your life easier when you want to expand your lens collection next time...
Last edited by ITphobia; 28th November 2009 at 08:38 PM.
Hey guys thanks for all the feedback. I've asked my parents and they both agree I should go with the D5000 because $200 isn't that much (for something already quite expensive) because it has a tilt screen (I believe the term is vari-angle), wider ISO range, decent noise (or rather, lack of), etc. I've also thought about whether the interest will last, and came up with this: Shooting is quite linked to my lifestyle, because when I go out with my friends I take a camera along to shoot some memorable pictures, etc; when I travel with my family we always take lots of pictures, so on and so forth.
D5000 | Sigma 10-20mm | Nikon VR 18-105mm | Nikon VR 55-200mm | Speedlight SB600
Well, just a final word, if you EVER get poisoned into getting lenses ...
Only AF-S (Nikon) / HSM (Sigma) / BIM (Tamron) lenses can autofocus on the D5000 or any other non-motor body. Either way, the lenses won't AF during video mode, but i'm sure the shallow DOF in the video would make everything look awesome anyway lol, manual focusing is a skill in itself, despite autofocus's widespread usage
Nikon & Pentax :)