Which Nikon to pick? 80 or 200 ?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Billy, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Billy

    RichA Guest

    Exactly. Other makers cameras in the lower end can at least meter
    with old lenses. Nikon did this hobbling on purpose, unfortunately.
    RichA, Jul 28, 2007
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  2. RichA wrote:
    Were I getting a Nikon D40 or D40X, I would not want to have to use the
    older, heavier lenses. The more modern DX 18 -55mm and 55 - 200mm VR are
    much more convenient in this respect, and you can end up with a really
    lightweight outfit to carry around.

    David J Taylor, Jul 28, 2007
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  3. "Other manufactures" conveniently changed the physical mount system. That is
    one way to stop customers from complaining about automated metering not
    working with older lenses because they can't even mount older lenses to
    their new cameras to begin with.

    Jürgen Exner, Jul 28, 2007
  4. Billy

    Chris Dubea Guest

    I think that is the key thing in your decision making process.

    Make a list of things you want in you new camera and then compare the
    list to the feature set of the D80 and D200.

    I've got a D200 because I bought it before the D80's were introduced.
    Honestly, if I had the decision to make today, I would probably have
    gotten the D80.

    good luck.
    Chris Dubea, Jul 30, 2007
  5. Billy

    maya Guest

    I purchased a D80 back in February, and a BIG factor in my decision was
    that the D80 is so much lighter than the D200.. I had been on a Nikon
    F2AS for about 30 years before then, which is GREAT camera, but way too
    heavy (esp with the long lens on..) I really didn't want another heavy
    maya, Aug 7, 2007
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