Need to buy a new camera-I have done my HW

Started Sep 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Jimothy H Forum Member • Posts: 58
Re: Need to buy a new camera-I have done my HW

Hello Tapio,

Thank you very much for your reply.

TapioH wrote:

It doesn't sound that you have done your homework. Why do you need a $5500 budget?
Why not $500-1500 to start with?

Edit: Didn't realize you have already got a D80. What's wrong with that? Maybe a 18-55VR and a flash is all you really need.

My Nikon D80 is a lovely camera under sufficient lighting. However, it really struggle under low light condition. ISO 1000 is pretty much as high as it can go in terms of produce an usable image. It also struggle to focus under low light condition too. You might say :" Every camera struggle to focus under low light, but compare to my friends camera, mine is quite bad in comparison. Sure, I can put a SB-900 or 800 on top of my camera, but there are many cases where I am not allow to use a flash. For example: Stage performance, church events, some wedding, sport...etc. It also has a small buffer. 6 frames RAW image at low ISO, and about 4 at high ISO. It is really not ideal when you are doing sport.

I can't see why I want to buy a 18~55 VR. Sure, it has VR, which gives me about 3 stops of tolerance. However, I already have a remote and a good tripod (I've forgotten to list them), so I don't really need VR.

D80 just doesn't perform well enough in low light.


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