d5000 or d90


iamsky

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definitely having problems on what to buy. please heeelppp.. thanks
 

pokiemon

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go for d90. better still d700 or d3.

how do you expect us to help? you dont give us a budget or background of your shooting style - sports, high iso required, whether you are beginner or advanced user etc...
 

Slyanius

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D90. The lack of built-in AF motor on the D5000 is a huge disadvantage.
 

daredevil123

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definitely having problems on what to buy. please heeelppp.. thanks
D5k very good. buy it.
But if got more budget buy D90.
And if got even more budget buy D300s.
And if got very good budget buy D700.
And if money no object get D3s.

Spend every last cent you have. It is better than losing it all in soccer betting.
 

brapodam

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D5k very good. buy it.
But if got more budget buy D90.
And if got even more budget buy D300s.
And if got very good budget buy D700.
And if money no object get D3s.

Spend every last cent you have. It is better than losing it all in soccer betting.
Then D3x leh? :bsmilie:
If wallet getting too thick, can get D3x also, $13k
 

pokiemon

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D5k very good. buy it.
But if got more budget buy D90.
And if got even more budget buy D300s.
And if got very good budget buy D700.
And if money no object get D3s.

Spend every last cent you have. It is better than losing it all in soccer betting.
ts - you need to let us know your budget so we can dispense advice accordingly.

ot: soccer betting still can win money as it is not just pure luck. gambling at casinos is harder.
 

iamsky

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budget is around 1250? can i buy a d90 out of that budget? shooting style: portrait... outdoors.
 

pokiemon

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budget is around 1250? can i buy a d90 out of that budget? shooting style: portrait... outdoors.
first hand d90 no. second hand yes. price is around your budget. not sure if you are aware we have a b&s section where you can check it out.
 

Octarine

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definitely having problems on what to buy. please heeelppp.. thanks
What exactly is your problem when deciding between them? Buy what you need. If you can't determine your needs then don't touch your wallet.
 

fishing7

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I was in the same situation as you few weeks ago, deciding on D90 or D5000. Initially going for the D5000 because wanted the articulate LCD badly cos its kind of fun :D

But after much research and advice from expert, decide to go for D90. No regrets with it so far.

Like what Slyanius has said, the lack of built-in AF motor on the D5000 is a huge disadvantage. It is part of the reason why I change to D90. Imagine you have to get special lens for the D5000 which cost more.

For your budget, quite the same that was set by myself, that is why initially D5000. If u can fork out abt $300 more, D90 is really a better choice. Do take in consideratioin of the aftermath items that u need to buy too (approximately)

1. Dry Cabinet $100-$200
2. Camera bag $50-$200
3. UV filter $15 - $100 (Optional but strongly adviced)

So, actually you need to cater $200 - $500 more :bsmilie:
 

iamsky

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wow.. so, that's lotsssss of money.
 

pokiemon

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er....you have not factored in price of lens as well.

i think for your shooting style, go for the d5000 since it's mainly outdoors and portrait.

better still, i would even recommend a PNS.
 

iamsky

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you know anyone who sells such kind?
 

pokiemon

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you know anyone who sells such kind?
ok this is where i draw the line of being nice.

do your research please!!! i believe we have spoon fed you enough.

plus i have told you there is a b&s section. for avoidance of doubt - b&s = buy and sell section.
 

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ok this is where i draw the line of being nice.

do your research please!!! i believe we have spoon fed you enough.

plus i have told you there is a b&s section. for avoidance of doubt - b&s = buy and sell section.
agreed. to TS,use the search function on top right hand corner. or scroll down to the 'Forum Jump' which leads to various sub topics. one of them is 'Buy and Sell- Nikon Equipment'.

happy searching;)
 

fishing7

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wow.. so, that's lotsssss of money.
You need to cater $$$ for lens in future as well. Now you can say dunnit to buy other lens but I am sure in future surely will spend on it

Or, you can stick to D5000 and use the kit lens. Now should be selling at ard $1050. Plus another $100 for dry cabinet (better to have). Another $100 for a good bag or something. Have fun shooting around with the camera first. In future, then plan whether want to get other lens slowly.:thumbsup:
 

Jeremynkl

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Hello there, from your tone of speaking, I think you just got started in into DSLR photography...

Why trouble with these two good DSLRs?



1. Go to Cathay Photo, either at Peninsular Plaza or Marina Square. (I'm no advertising, it's because I buy from there & all CS people will have to agree with me that it is a good shop.)

Peninsula Plaza
111 North Bridge Road #01-05 / #01-07 to 08 / #01-11 to 14 Peninsula Plaza, Singapore 179098

Fax: (65) 6339 2807
Operating Hours:
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm.
Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays




Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard #02-215 to 216 Marina Square, Singapore 039594

Tel: (65) 6339 6188
Fax: (65) 6338 1746
Operating Hours:
Daily from 11am to 9pm.
Closed on New Year’s Day (1 Jan), Chinese New Year (to be announced) and Labor Day (1
May).


Note: please do not not go there when the shop is going to close in an hour or so. You will find that you will not have not enough time to feel and touch the DSLRs.

http://cathayphoto.com.sg/


2. Go forward, be polite and ask them.
Say the magic words "Hi. I want to learn DSLR photography, can you recommend some suitable DSLRs to me? Yeah, something like that. Please provide your budget.

Then, the retail executive there should be kind enough to share with you the brands. Personally, I go with Nikon or Canon. Canon is more popular, Nikon sounds more professional. :)


3. Be brave to ask questions: To know more about the DSLRs.
Feel and touch the DSLRs while trying to shoot with them.

4. Yippeee, make your decision. LOL.
Of course, before you do this, DO SOME RESEARCH (read on the internet via posts by more experienced users about the DSLRs and survey on the shops) on the DSLRs you have listed down. Don't be a cuckoo there, the person will not like it.

Of course, learn to bargain but don't be too much.



5. Don't fret. It's just the beginning. If you buy too professional camera and you don't know how to use it. REGRET, is all I can say. Serve you right!


NOTES
: Don't listen to people's views. Compare them with one another and average the best result out from them. Different people have their own views, if you plainly based only on one's view, it's not practical luh. You will regret it and end up with being too engrossed in DSLR photography by spending too much $$$ on this HOBBY (is it?).


In conclusion: Start from basic la, take it slowly.
Time will progress, so will your skills.
Take your time & think a little but don't get too troubled by it when choosing for accessories etc.

In the end, MONEY is still important. No money, no tok!
 

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