Okay, I need to upgrade my d40 (purchased 2006). I have the 55-300mm vr, i have the kit lens 18-55mm (non vr), and I'm still waiting on my 50mm 1.8g. The problem is, my camera only uses AF-S g lenses to auto-focus... I have not learned how to manual focus, and knowing me..i probably never will. I don't care so much for video, but if it has it great. I am open and listening to all suggestions :-) trying to keep it under $2k (preferrably less if I can to get a second prime :) ) and need something that ALL lenses will auto focus on. This is a biggie! I have compared and reasearched until I'm blue in the face but... now I need expert opinions please.. I mostly shoot family and portraiture -- some events and weddings.... so....any help would appreciated! Thanks folks!
Its time to upgrade....(5 posts) (4 voices)
Or wait till fall for the D7100 or the D400.
We don't know about these two since they are not out yet but chances are very good they will be significantly better than the D7000. You could also go to a used D80 or D90: both of which would give you a noticeable improvement over your D40. But "wise money" is usually spent on the latest technology.
thank you :) I know bodies are a dime a dozen.. I have good glass.. i can upgrade glass.. but I am tired of only being stuck with af-s lenses..
I would second the D7000. If you are willing to wait until the new dx cameras are released, you can also probably get a better deal on a d7000, but realistically speaking, new stuff comes out all the time, so you might as well get it now if you want.
I second the D7000 recommendations, it is probably the best camera for you, given your actual glass. My friend has one and it is a truly fantastic small camera. For sure it is not comparable to the D700 which is way better in every aspect (except video of course), but beside your 50mm 1.8g, you would need new lenses and they are not cheap.
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