Which dSLR should I get

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Woody, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Woody

    Woody Guest

    I am the owner of a Nikon D70s and a D80 body, my wife has a D50.
    I have the Nikon 18-70 that came with the D70s, and we also have
    the 18-55 and 55-200 that came with the D50, but for most
    purposes we each have and use a Tamron 18-200, hers is
    mechanical, mine has the internal focussing motor so is
    compatible with the D7000.

    Our local camera shop (yes they do still exist) have two s/h
    D7000's in stock, one body only at £430 and one with 18-105 Nikon
    at £500. The body only is in better condition but both in reality
    look like new.

    The problem is that I just cannot make up my mind whether to buy
    or not. Is the D7000 so much better and will I benefit <that>
    much from it having 16Mp against the 10Mp on the D80, or should I
    just stay where I am with the D80? I did consider getting my wife
    to use the D80, to use my D70s as a second body, and trade in the
    D50, until that is I say that a D70s goes for about a ton so on
    trade in will be worth no more than half that which makes the
    value of the D50 about that of a few pints of best.

    Anyone with experience in this area who could give me some ideas
    and/or advice will be most welcome.
    Woody, Oct 15, 2013
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