A&P Trade a D80 for a D200?

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  1. phigity

    phigity New Member

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    Just curious if any of you would do this. I have a D80 but like the features and button placement of the D200. I know it's the same sensor but a better built body (metal vs plastic). I'm not concerned with the weight difference but just wondering if anyone would make the trade.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    same camera, different bodies. If you want a stouter camera, go for it. Just don't go into an D200 expecting it to be a better camera than your D80
     
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    i honestly like how the buttons and what not are on the d200 compared to the d80.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    and the D300, and D700, and so on...
     
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    i've never played with either d300/d700. are they similar to the d200? thats fantastic haha. coming from the d200 to a canon i hate it.
     
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    I don't expect it to be any better just a personal preference.
     
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    if you were going to consider the d200, consider the d300 instead. I have the d200, and I wouldn't upgrade at this point in time to it. The d300 is a much better camera IMO.
     
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    Sell the 80, throw some money for the difference and get a 300(s).
     
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    Then it sounds like your mind is made up and this thread is kind of pointless.
     
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    id say go for it if you are looking for a low $ upgrade.
     
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    Not quite yet. Also toying with the D300 as well just don't want to drop anymore coin until next year. Maybe I'll just wait until the price drops.
     
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    I would change my D80 for a D200, but I wouldn't spend much $ on that.

    the metering is different on the D80 than the D200. Especially on high contrast where you have a light sky and dark ground, the D80 will meter on the dark and your whites will be blown where the D200 will meter so that the whites are not blown.

    I have shot many places with both and unless you play with the D80 (i.e. use not-matrix metering), the D200 gave better (to my tastes) metering in most cases.
     
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    I did this a while back.

    Very happy that I did.

    The controls are very different between the two, and I knew I would be moving towards pro bodies in the future, so I figured the d200 would give me a way to learn the controls before I made the jump.

    It's a pretty badass camera. I love it. However, I also was in the market for a 2nd body to keep as a backup, but didn't want to put out a lot of money.

    So the $600 I spent on the d200 was well worth it for me.
     
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    i can't stand the controls of bodies like the d50/60/70/80/90 etc
     
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    I like em better than Canon's controls, but yeah, I agree.
     
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    true. canon ftl
     
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    I programmed the "free" button in front to change the focus (spot, all, etc) and it's better than it was, but when I use the D200 I always hate to go back to my D80, just the diagonal scroll makes it worth it..
     
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    My deal fell through but I did find a d200 with a battery grip for $600 so I'm thinking about that now.
     
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    Its what I did, D300s is an awesome cam
     

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