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buccaneer
09-06-09, 19:54
Is it worth while upgrading from a Nikon D50 to a D80?

The D90 is so much more expensive - I'm not prepared to pay that kind of money be.

sassan
09-06-09, 20:11
I have D50 and know little about D80.
I think it definitely worths if the price of D80 is right and I will look for a good low shutter clicked second hand one.

If you don't miss that liveview movie mode on D90, you don't miss much.

yelvertoft
10-06-09, 08:10
Is it worth while upgrading from a Nikon D50 to a D80?

The D90 is so much more expensive - I'm not prepared to pay that kind of money be.

Only you can really answer this question as only you know how much money is "right". What I would say is, for the kind of work you produce, especially your motorsport work, I think you would see a significant difference in the number of "keepers". Never used either D50 or D80, but as a general rule, the higher up the range you go, the snappier response you'll get from the equipment; there should be less of an element of luck in getting the shot.

buccaneer
10-06-09, 08:35
Thanks for the replies and especially to Velvertoft for noting my interest in motorsport. Your "snappier" point has swayed me.

sassan
11-06-09, 04:15
I am sorry if I took some excess space.
I tried to remove my comment but there is no edit option unfortunately.

fotoviva
26-06-09, 14:12
And the D80 has is 10.2mp compared to the D50 6mp which helps for enlargements and croppping :)