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mugsisme
09-13-2008, 09:47 PM
If I sell my D40 body with the Nikkor 18-200 mm lens, and extra battery?

swpars
09-13-2008, 09:50 PM
My guesses, based on my local Craigslist:

$275 = D40 body

$500 = 18-200mm VR

Extra battery is hard to say - maybe $25?

DonSchap
09-13-2008, 10:08 PM
Leah ... off to the D90?

craigyc
09-14-2008, 03:13 AM
I recently sold my D40 Body for 175 on ebay.

mugsisme
09-14-2008, 11:15 AM
Leah ... off to the D90?

I would like it very much, I think. I have to hold it in my hands though. when I first started, the D80 was too big for me to hold comfortably. Now I am hoping that I am used to a camera, and will like it. I find the 3 AF points VERY confining. Plus, the video eliminates the need to drag around another camera. It is something I am thinking of.

swpars
09-14-2008, 11:58 AM
I'll upgrade to a D90 next year when I'm done with business school and have more money to burn.

Don't mind the 3 AF points in the D40 - what I really like in the D90 is the high ISO performance and the wireless flash control. The Active D-Lighting dynamic range enhancement is a big plus too.

I think I'll keep the D40 when I upgrade as it can be a competent little backup camera to the D90, and won't bring much on the used market in 2009.

K1W1
09-14-2008, 03:32 PM
Plus, the video eliminates the need to drag around another camera.

I would be basing the buying decision on video. Treat it as a bonus that might be useful rather than a feature you will use.
From what i can see the video is very restrictive (no focussing, etc) and the samples we have seen so far seem to be set up clips by pros rather that the sort of thing you are likely to want when out with the family for the afternoon.

Tip:
How to make a D90 seem small enough for you.
Play with a D300 for 5 minutes first before you pick up the D90. :D

mugsisme
09-15-2008, 12:39 AM
I would be basing the buying decision on video. Treat it as a bonus that might be useful rather than a feature you will use.

Tip:
How to make a D90 seem small enough for you.
Play with a D300 for 5 minutes first before you pick up the D90. :D

A: The "camera" I have now doesn't focus either, so no biggie there. (I have an Aiptek.) It is one of those teeny, tiny camcorders. We didn't want to drop a lot of money when all I wanted was to be able to pop up 30 second videos onto youtube. So it will probably be a plus.

B: LOL! I was just thinking I should email Henry and ask him if I can play around with is D300 before I decide.

I am bargaining with my mom right now. I asked her if I could trade cameras. I will give her my D40 & 18-200 lens, card, extra battery and she will buy me a D90. She is "thinking" about it, but says it will probably happen. (I had to toss in some embroidery she has been after me to do for over a year now.) Soooo, maybe ... I am hoping she will do it!!!

Actaeon
09-15-2008, 12:46 AM
You don't think you'd want to keep the 18-200mm and Memory Card for the D90?

FYI, I had a pretty similar kit a while back and sold it earlier this year, around March-ish.

$400 for the D40 kit + minor goodies (kit lens, a carrying back, an extra battery, IR remote)

$700-ish for the Lens (But it was a bit harder to find then I imagine)

$110 for the SB-400 flash

I imagine the stuff would go for less now since newer stuff has been announced, but that'll give you a rough idea of what I got for it.

K1W1
09-15-2008, 02:34 AM
I am bargaining with my mom right now.

Soooo, maybe ... I am hoping she will do it!!!

Does your Mom want a son?
I can mow lawns and my D50 has 5 focus points and an inbuilt focus motor drive. :D:D

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-15-2008, 02:57 AM
Does your Mom want a son?
I can mow lawns and my D50 has 5 focus points and an inbuilt focus motor drive. :D:D

You think she'll want a subject to go with her new D40 - a trained soccer action shot model:D

K1W1
09-15-2008, 04:44 AM
Come to think of it I can add bus driver to the skill set. Since I left the office this afternoon I've been home, picked up son taken him to Cricket practice, brought him home, picked up wife from the gym and picked up daughter from dancing, and watched Top Gear!

Rooz
09-15-2008, 05:51 AM
personally, i wouldnt get rid of the d40.

mugsisme
09-15-2008, 02:02 PM
personally, i wouldnt get rid of the d40.

Ahhh, so is that an offer to buy me one??????

K1W1, she has a son already. Should I mention the offer? Besides, she lives in the desert and has no grass that needs cutting. :cool:

K1W1
09-15-2008, 04:02 PM
K1W1, she has a son already. Should I mention the offer? Besides, she lives in the desert and has no grass that needs cutting. :cool:

Does here other son have a D50 he can offer?
No grass is easy for me I'll use the time to watch the cactus grow or something.

Rooz
09-15-2008, 04:11 PM
for $250 what can you really buy ? i say if its working well, keep it. nice to have a little backup and a vacation/ beach sorta camera since you already have it.

mugsisme
09-16-2008, 12:26 PM
What are the used D80s going for now? I have a friend who is looking to buy new, but wants to sell in a few months, and doesn't want to lose too much money. I think the prices are going to fall a lot on them in late October/early November.

Turo
09-16-2008, 12:51 PM
What are the used D80s going for now? I have a friend who is looking to buy new, but wants to sell in a few months, and doesn't want to lose too much money. I think the prices are going to fall a lot on them in late October/early November.

Right now on ebay they are going for about $450 body only, with the average being a bit higher in most forums I have seen (~$500), but I have a feeling that average will be dropping soon. Especially since you can grab a new one from B&H for $600 with full warranty and zero shutter actuations!

Actaeon
09-16-2008, 06:53 PM
In my experience, I felt the D80 was quite noisy in comparison to the D40 I had. Not to say the D80 isn't a great camera, but I thought the D40 offered slightly better noise at ISO 800 than the D80 did. Others can feel free to let me know how wrong I am, but that was my experience about a year ago, just an FYI for your friend.

swpars
09-16-2008, 11:50 PM
The D80 does seem *slightly* noisier than the D40 at ISO 1600, but noise didn't hold me back from getting a D80 when I got my DSLR - price at $1000 with 18-55mm lens (1 year ago) did. Based on nothing more than looking at lots of sample pictures on the internet, I'd find a D80 adequate for the low-light shooting I do.

With new D80s going for around $600, used D80s should be around $100 less in good shape. Check out Cameta Camera's online store.