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    Default Need advice on the following DSLR

    I'm helping a friend out, he's looking at NIKON camera only, given a budget 600 bucks for camera with Kit lens. Already gotten a dry cabinet from digi cab.

    Now the problem is I'm still a newbie, I can't offer much advice on a preowned cam with a budget of 600.

    Any possibilities to get D3000, D60, D40 ? which is the recommended starter camera for him?

    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by VainKid View Post
    I'm helping a friend out, he's looking at NIKON camera only, given a budget 600 bucks for camera with Kit lens. Already gotten a dry cabinet from digi cab.

    Now the problem is I'm still a newbie, I can't offer much advice on a preowned cam with a budget of 600.

    Any possibilities to get D3000, D60, D40 ? which is the recommended starter camera for him?

    Thanks in advance
    Tell your friend that Canon/Sony/Pentax also has dslr cameras

    Anyway for Nikon,can consider D40,40x,50,60,70,70s,80 2nd hand

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    yes I did told him but he choose nikon so we could share our lens. Anyway which is better among so many variety?
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    with $600, 2nd hand is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VainKid View Post
    yes I did told him but he choose nikon so we could share our lens. Anyway which is better among so many variety?
    With your friend's $600 as budget, it is more the case of he share your lens than you share his...

    He might even consider getting a 2nd hand body without any lenses since you have lenses to lent him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by VainKid View Post
    yes I did told him but he choose nikon so we could share our lens. Anyway which is better among so many variety?
    Haha i am not a Nikon user so i also dunno which to choose

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    D40,40x,50,60,70,70s excluded D80 coz his budget dun reli meet the resale price..

    D50, D70 has built in motors- more lens compatibility
    D40, 40x, 60 has no motors - buy exp AF-S

    I do recommend D40x/50 coz if he's new to it, he might probably get frustrated with D70...
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    Among the three D3K, D40, D60... I'd go for the latest D3k of course, i rmb it has some guide mode, shud be very useful for him.

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    Default Re: Need advice on the following DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    With your friend's $600 as budget, it is more the case of he share your lens than you share his...

    He might even consider getting a 2nd hand body without any lenses since you have lenses to lent him...
    Haha I know... How much does D80 cost ? I wished he could have gotten D70 but I don't see much on B&S section
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    Default Re: Need advice on the following DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by VainKid View Post
    Haha I know... How much does D80 cost ? I wished he could have gotten D70 but I don't see much on B&S section
    D80 cost around 800+. My suggestion is that he save up till 1k and then decide.

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    Camp in the BnS section of CS & hope he can get his camera at a good price

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