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Old September 11th 06, 04:13 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
W Chan
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Default Nikon D200 vs. D80

I suppose they are in different class targeting different customers.
However I look at the specs. and find the D80 is really catching up.

I have just sold my D70 to upgrade my gears.

What do you think?

w.


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Old September 11th 06, 06:00 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
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Default Nikon D200 vs. D80

I think you're another airhead equipment junkie whose more interested in
buying cameras than in making photographs.

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I suppose they are in different class targeting different customers.
However I look at the specs. and find the D80 is really catching up.

I have just sold my D70 to upgrade my gears.

What do you think?

w.




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Old September 12th 06, 12:56 AM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
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Default Nikon D200 vs. D80

D200 v D80............... v Alpha100 ???

i REALLY wanted a D200...then Sony announced the Alpha, which has a CCD that
performs strangely like the Nikon's and works with my Maxxum lenses for 50%
less than the Nikon....

The D80 is just a refreshed D50...

The Alpha fits somewhere in between and outwardly looks to be a terrific buy..
then Canon upped the ante...

Its gonna be an interesting season...

I'm basically a film head... I have a little digi point and shoot but have
resisted buying an slr because of PRICE and mega-puke-cils. But the closer
they get to 16-20 mp and the farther they go under a grand, the more I'm
interested....

Doug Robbins wrote:
I think you're another airhead equipment junkie whose more interested in
buying cameras than in making photographs.

I suppose they are in different class targeting different customers.
However I look at the specs. and find the D80 is really catching up.

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w.


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Old September 12th 06, 02:02 AM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
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Default Nikon D200 vs. D80

W Chan wrote:

I suppose they are in different class targeting different customers.
However I look at the specs. and find the D80 is really catching up.

I have just sold my D70 to upgrade my gears.

What do you think?



Hmmm, looking at the specs, the D80 actually lacks the D70's electronic
shutter so only 1/4000 sec (not 1/8000) and flash synch 1/200 sec (not
1/500). And it uses smaller memory cards and is a tiny bit smaller than
a D70.

It does have 2 command dials like a D70, not the one of a D50, and it
has an RGB histogram like the D200. It has the mirror lockup and big
viewfinder and LCD of a D200.

It lacks the D200's manual knobs & buttons for; AF & AE mode,
bracketing, WB, ISO, Quality and Function.

It doesn't meter with old lenses but I think it mounts some the D70
won't and it doesn't have as fast of a burst as a D200



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Old September 12th 06, 03:06 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
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Default Nikon D200 vs. D80

Rita ? Berkowitz ritaberk2O04 @aol.com wrote:
Paul Furman wrote:

Hmmm, looking at the specs, the D80 actually lacks the D70's
electronic shutter so only 1/4000 sec (not 1/8000) and flash synch
1/200 sec (not 1/500). And it uses smaller memory cards and is a tiny
bit smaller than a D70.


At least the old D70 can be fooled to sync up to 1/4000 and above for flash.
I wonder if this will be the case with the D80?


No, because the D80 has a mechanical shutter.

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Old September 12th 06, 04:41 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
W Chan
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Default Nikon D200 vs. D80

does d200 have a mechanical shutter as well?


"Thomas T. Veldhouse" wrote in message
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: Rita ? Berkowitz ritaberk2O04 @aol.com wrote:
: Paul Furman wrote:
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: Hmmm, looking at the specs, the D80 actually lacks the D70's
: electronic shutter so only 1/4000 sec (not 1/8000) and flash synch
: 1/200 sec (not 1/500). And it uses smaller memory cards and is a tiny
: bit smaller than a D70.
:
: At least the old D70 can be fooled to sync up to 1/4000 and above for
flash.
: I wonder if this will be the case with the D80?
:
:
: No, because the D80 has a mechanical shutter.
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Old September 12th 06, 06:37 PM posted to rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Paul Furman
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Default Nikon D200 vs. D80

W Chan wrote:

does d200 have a mechanical shutter as well?


D200 gets the high speeds.


"Thomas T. Veldhouse" wrote in message
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: Rita ? Berkowitz ritaberk2O04 @aol.com wrote:
: Paul Furman wrote:
:
: Hmmm, looking at the specs, the D80 actually lacks the D70's
: electronic shutter so only 1/4000 sec (not 1/8000) and flash synch
: 1/200 sec (not 1/500). And it uses smaller memory cards and is a tiny
: bit smaller than a D70.
:
: At least the old D70 can be fooled to sync up to 1/4000 and above for
flash.
: I wonder if this will be the case with the D80?
:
:
: No, because the D80 has a mechanical shutter.
:
: --
: Thomas T. Veldhouse
: Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1
:
:



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