A&P Is this a good investment?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by anthem404, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    Well, at the current moment I have a Nikon D50 with three lenses.
    The lenses are: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6, Nikkor 55-200 f/4-5.6, and the Nikkor 50 f/1.8. I also have a SB-800 flash.

    I will be getting around $3,000 sometime in april for me to play with.

    I've had my d50 for almost 2 years now and am very happy with it. The lenses I have suit my needs, but I mostly use the 50 for it's extra speed and low light abilities. Plus, I just love the DOF on the thing. I use the 55-200 for sports, but I end up having to use 80th-100th second speeds at 1600 which isn't what I would like.

    I have been looking around at things to spend the money on, I've come to this:

    I can get a Nikon d200 with battery grip and the nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 lens. All for around $3150.

    Will I notice that big of a difference with the 70-200 on the d200? Either way, I will get the 70-200. I need the extra stops.

    I just don't know if spending $1300 on the d200 will be a good investment, especially with the d300 coming some time in november.

    What are your thoughts?
     
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    19Godfather86 New Member

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    I'd wait till this "D300" comes out and just buy a D200 for less. The D200 is a seriously sweet camera. And from the D50, it will be a significant upgrade.
     
  3. you'll definately notice a great increase in quality that's for sure :)
     
  4. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    Haha, I know that. I don't know if that increase is worth the $1300 for the body.

    I do like the color rendention, body design, and extra features of the d200... I thinking I'll get the d200 aswell... It would let me use my d50 as my backup body so I can stick a wide angle lens on there.
     
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    I have a D80 but my father has a D200 and I shot a lot with it. i absolutely love his D200. But as told, wait for D200 follower and but one cheaper.

    the 70-200 is def a HUGE improvement from your lenses (aside from the 1.8) especially for speed
     

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