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    Default What Nikon to replacing my Nikon D50 with??

    Hi

    I'm looking to upgrade from my Nikon D50 and was thinking about the new D3200 however I'm not sure if I can fully use my current stock of AF Nikkor lenses i.e. the Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8 D lens. with the D3200.

    If I can't can anybody suggest how I move up from my current 6 megapixels without it costing the earth

    Kind regards

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    What's your budget?
    You can use your older lenses however they won't autofocus with the d3200 (you need af-s lenses).
    Another option is looking at a second hand d200 or the likes. It will focus with the older lenses and is an unreal camera. Prices second hand are anything around 400

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    Hi
    A d90 will also auto focus your AF lenses... Graham

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    Thanks for your replies so far.

    Current budget is between 500 and 600 and as I'd ideally like a new Camera I'm leaning towards a new D90 as I wouldn't have to replace my existing lenses, of which my favourite is my Nikkor 50mm f1.8 D AF. However the ISO range is fairly limited

    I suppose the D90 must be a fairly decent camera as is hasn't been phased out of production yet and it costs more than say the relatively new D5100 and D3100 with 16 and 14 megapixels respectively? I suppose I'm somewhat confused as there are so many current Nikons to choose from

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    The D90 has been a hugely successful camera for Nikon, thanks to a fairly professional set of features and excellent build quality and performance. The D3200, for all its higher resolution sensor, is an entry level camera aimed at beginners - basically the latest version of your D50 - and the interface is designed with that assumption. Since you've already had a D50 you're probably ready to move on to something a bit more advanced unless you really need those 24 megapixels, or plan to shoot a lot of video (where the D3200 is clearly superior).

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    Thanks for your advice everyone I think I'll go the Nikon D90 route; seems very reasonably priced for my next step up, plus the fact that I've always been with Nikon, ever since my very first SLR, an F301 many years ago...........

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    Let us know how you get on with it... graham

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    Thanks for all your help guys; I'll Iet you know how I get on.

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    Have you considered a D300 or Dx2 these can be found on E-bay, may be the DX2 is out of your budget, but, D300's are very much available.

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    Thanks for your suggestions Digital Eye, really appreciated.

    I've just had a quick look at snapsort.com and their review shows the D90 outperforming the D2x/D2xs and on an equal par with the D300/D300s.

    I still haven't taken the plunge, mainly because I'm concerned about buying 'old technology'; all three of these cameras have been out for a while now and if I'm going to spend some hard earned cash I need to feel that it's worthwhile in this respect, plus value for money. Unfortunately I'm not too keen on buying second hand.

    Although I was initially going to purchase a D90, I've flirted with the D7000 (above my budget) and am now thinking of the D5100, although I would have to replace my Nikkor 50mm 1.8 AFD and Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 lens; I could always part ex these if I were to purchase the D5100.

    Can anybody recommend the D5100?

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