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    Re: Upgrading from a Nikon D40

    do you mean image stabilisation in the body rather than autofocus?
    canon IS is currently in the lens. not sure on nik. iirc, sony is body IS.

    brand loyalty - a lot depends on how much you've invested in the nikon system thus far. not sure how glass prices compare between can & nik but decent glass doesn't come cheap, but can be used long after the body has been superseded.
    Dave
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        Re: Upgrading from a Nikon D40

        I'd not be so sure about the choice of AF motor in the body rather than the lens. This method of AF is not as precise and refined as an in-lens motor and Nikon is moving away from in-body AF motors. Canon and Olympus have always had in-lens AF and everyone else is moving in that direction.

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        • #5
          Re: Upgrading from a Nikon D40

          If you are going to stay with Nikon, you could buy a new D60, though that's not a huge step up from the D40. You could consider a second hand D80 or even a used D200; there are quite a few of these around now that the D300 and D700 have arrived. The D200 is an excellent semi-pro model and built like a tank, though it is heavier than your D40.

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            Re: Upgrading from a Nikon D40

            Originally posted by Ian View Post
            I'd not be so sure about the choice of AF motor in the body rather than the lens. This method of AF is not as precise and refined as an in-lens motor and Nikon is moving away from in-body AF motors. Canon and Olympus have always had in-lens AF and everyone else is moving in that direction.

            Ian

            That's interesting, I wasn't aware of that - thank you.

            Thanks also for the advice about possible models to which I could upgrade. Now that the D90 is in production, do you think it's likely that new D80s will fall in price?

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            • #7
              Re: Upgrading from a Nikon D40

              An upgrade from a d40 would be the superb d200, get one new for about 600.
              Similar controls similar menu, an excellent cam without having to learn it all again!
              cheers
              Ash.
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                Re: Upgrading from a Nikon D40

                Perhaps, comparing camera ratings might help you find the one you're looking for. It may be a bit cumbersome but the reward at the end might be worth the effort.

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