For all it is worth D5000 is your only and very good choice in lower price models.
And to explain you will need higher ISO for sports and D5000 is very much better then D3000 in it.
Movable LCD is also very usable if you want to shoot with camera above your head for example also usable for sports.
If you are on a tight budget you could consider very affordable Nikon VR 55-200, it is not as fast and lacks manual override as VR 70-300 but has pretty decent IQ for the money.
Sports lens for the D90(31 posts) (11 voices)
For all it is worth D5000 is your only and very good choice in lower price models.Posted 7 years ago #
Thanks for all the suggestions :] I may be back for more advice
Let us know what you end up getting and how you like it zenyatta fan :^)
Is there a difference between a 18-55mm lens and a 28-80mm lens?
Well the 18-55 is for a DX camera where the 28-80 you can use on both a DX (1.5crop sensor) and FX (full frame 35mm sensor) camera. If you multiple 18-55 by 1.5 you get the 27-82.5mm equivalent to full frame.
If you buy a used FX 28-80 lens it will not auto focus on the D3000, D5000, D40, or D60 since they don't have in-body focus motors.
A d5000 for sports? HA! (no offense to those who suggested it) The D90 is much more useful because it has the many of features a pro camera has in easier places, such as the overlooked subcommand dial, and in body autofocus which is handy for older lenses. It also can shoot HD video too. Also (for a budget) get a lens like the 80-200mm F/2.8 off ebay which will serve better than a kit lens. The D5000 is still a good camera if you don't need the extra speed and control...
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