Maybe I'm nuts but I want a D200

Started Sep 25, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Kris in CT
Kris in CT Senior Member • Posts: 2,752
Maybe I'm nuts but I want a D200

I posted a few weeks ago about my next camera. I think I have decided I want a D200 to add to my D5000. Here's why for me.. it will be used mostly for a birding camera and possible macro because of my lenses. I need the focus motor and the ability to meter with my old Tamron 90mm. I reviewed my bird shots and the vast majority are under 400 iso. Most of my macro shots are with a flash so I should be ok under 400? From everything I've read the d200 is still very good under 400 so I should be good to go? I've lined up 1 locally for mid 400's (USD) with about 4k clicks original owner, all manuals, etc... I would keep my d5000 for low light and general use. I've read the debates about skin tones, but I actually hate people and really have no reason to take pictures of them... I would also love all the features of the pro body.. I took this picture yesterday, but started freaking out because of the rain. I know the d200 isn't waterproof but I would have felt a little better knowing it is at least weather sealed.. And having a d200 meter this lens would have made things much easier, I know it was at iso 800, but I was also using an old vivatar 550 flash(for canon(yes I checked voltage)) and didn't have much control of the flash with my coffee filter diffuser... Yes I'm broke and can't afford anything else. Thoughts?

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Nikon D600 Nikon D500 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO +1 more
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