Nikon D80 vs D60

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by cocob, May 6, 2008.

  1. On 09-May-08 21:04:03, Neil Harrington said
     
    Angus Manwaring, May 10, 2008
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  2. Of all the modest-price zooms (consumer or "not-pro" lenses), I like
    the 24-85 and the 28-105 best. Then comes the 18-55VR, which I use
    about as much as my 50/1.8, i.e., far more than any of my other lenses.
    When I'm packing both a film camera and a digital, these two lenses are
    mounted, with a WA and a longish tele in the bag.

    I agree that Nikon just keeps churning out mid-range zooms because of
    the demand, and it's usually a waste of time to even test them.
     
    Tully Albrecht, May 10, 2008
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    C J Campbell Guest

    Maybe they could start bringing out the DX10, FX1, etc.
     
    C J Campbell, May 10, 2008
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  4. cocob

    frederick Guest

    Needs to be kept in perspective though. It's about 1 stop difference,
    and you seldom see great shots taken with ff at maximum aperture,
    usually stopped down 1 stop or so where the lens performs better, but
    OTOH, it's often that the same lens performs better in the center area,
    and might be better one stop wider on crop sensor than full frame. Too
    shallow DOF is usually more of an obstacle to getting a shot than too
    deep. There is a lot of [email protected] on about this subject, much of it along
    the lines of pissing contests, and somewhat aided by the present
    tendency to show web resized images equivalent in resolution to 6x4
    prints or smaller, where ultra-shallow DOF might look great, but at a
    reasonable print size, DOF would be way too shallow and the subject
    mainly out of focus.
     
    frederick, May 10, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    With 27MP sensor, based on a crop matching the D300 at 12MP.
    sqrt 12MP = 3.5 x 1.5 = 5.2 x 5.2 = 27MP

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    Paul Furman, May 11, 2008
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  6. cocob

    Paul Furman Guest

    D09 (as in 2009) useful for the next 91 years.

    D80x isn't taken is it? That would be fine.
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    Paul Furman, May 11, 2008
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  7. Only if file transfer and RAW conversion can be accomplished in then
    same or shorter time than my present (8Mb) NEF's.
     
    Tully Albrecht, May 11, 2008
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  8. Yes, that's an idea. But I don't think any camera maker has ever wanted to
    saddle a model with a year designation, or anything else that would
    emphasize how old the model is.
    Sure. Along with D80h, D80s, D80Xs -- all familiar Nikon suffixes, and no
    reason to even limit themselves to just those. Actually I don't know why
    they didn't do something like that with the misleadingly named D60, as
    D40(whatever) would be much more honestly descriptive than D60. But I guess
    the marketing department makes all those decisions.

    Neil
     
    Neil Harrington, May 14, 2008
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  9. Now that's a good idea.

    Neil
     
    Neil Harrington, May 14, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Windows 98!

    :)

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    Paul Furman, May 15, 2008
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