D90 kit or D5000 kit plus fast prime?

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D90 kit or D5000 kit plus fast prime?
Feb 10, 2011

I'm on the horns of a dilemma trying to decide between a D90/18-105 VR and the D5000/18-55 VR. I mostly use the 24-40mm range, so the lenses aren't an issue.

I need some input on the real-world functional difference the "extras" of the D90 (prism, more direct controls, two dials , higher res LCD, better build etc) really bring to the process. I've played around with them both in the shop; and while the D90 has a better fit and feel in-hand, the ergonomics are not so much better than the D5000 that it's going to impact getting the images I want.

So if the IQ is the same, it comes down to a functionally "better" body with one lens, or a bit less sorted out body plus an additional lens. Do the D90 features so significantly improve the process that it's worth it to spend the extra $350 for the D90 kit, rather than getting the D5000/18-55 VR plus a fast 35 or 50mm for low light work?
Brian

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