Own D40, Sell D50 For Glass?

Started Jun 11, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Re: Own D40, Sell D50 For Glass?

larrytusaz wrote:

I've owned the D50 since Sept 2005 and loved it. That said, I
often-times left it home and missed shots, so I decided to sell my
two point & shoots and other odds-ends to finance the purchase of a
D40 kit to use for "portability purposes."

Now, as some have said I'd be want to do, I'm considering selling
the D50. I really have enjoyed the D40. (That said, today is only
day 3 of owning the D40, so maybe I need more time to let the
"newness wear off" as it were.)

I initially was going to keep the D50 alongside the D40, since I've
loved it and do prefer its hard buttons and its ability to
autofocus with lenses that aren't AF-S. In fact, I was going to
still consider the D50 my "primary d-SLR" and my D40 more my
"everyday d-SLR" (sort of how Ken Rockwell uses his D40 for
"everyday" and his D200 for "serious.") But I've been thinking that
a better choice would be to keep the D40 and selling the D50 and
purchasing some glass with it.

The lens I've had in mind: the highly-coveted 18-200 VR.

No, I cannot afford to buy the 18-200VR outright, only by selling
the D50 kit and getting a decent amount for it ($450, let's say)
would I possibly be able to afford it.

As for selling the D40 back, using those funds to buy the 18-200VR
and keeping the D50, well a few things:

(1) Love that large 2½" LCD. The D50-s 2" is hardly puny, but love
that large 2½ of the D40

(2) The portable size has, at least so far the 1st 2 days anyway,
let to me taking it (the D40) more places with me. (Then again,
that could be "new toy fever.")

(3) Issues with owning the D40 have been addressed, or not as
serious as once thought:

{a} Hard buttons--I totally prefer hard buttons, but the i-Button
setup has not been as bad as I thought. I've found that ISO is what
I most want instant access to, and the Func key provides it.

I usually have the auto-ISO on. I have the base ISO at 200, slowest shutterspeed 1/125s, highest ISO 1600, usually P mode. That way the camera is instantly ready when I pick it up. One very nice lens is the 55-200VR which balances well on the D40.

(From Stockholm Marathon two days ago)

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