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« on: May 28, 2009, 09:40 »
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I want to change my camera. I know the saying a good worker doesn't blame his tools, but about 90% (an estimate) of my rejections are for image quality reasons. I have a Pentax ist DL, I quite like like using it, although probably don't realise it's inadequacies until I upgrade. I like what I've read about the D90. My first camera was an fm2, so have a soft spot for Nikons. The D5000's advantage is the tilt Lcd. I would actually use it to shoot. I often take crowd shots and it would be useful sticking the camera up in the air and then looking at the lcd to frame the image. However, I think I won't have too many choices on lenses compared to the D90, as there is no In body focus. Any of you able to offer any advice? I don't want to buy the D5000 only to feel I should have got the D90. Cheers.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2009, 09:44 by Komar »


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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 13:56 »
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I currently have the d200 but have heard great things about the d90 - ie friends who have recently bought this camera.  I've also seen some excellent reviews for the d90 - check out google reviews for it. Sounds like you can't go wrong with that one.  As for the d5000 - I'm not familiar with that at all - could be it's not available here in Canada?



« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 16:45 »
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I'm a real "Nikonian" having used Nikons over the years.

I currently use a D300 having stepped up from a D80 last year.

Of course, it's also the glass you use that really helps capture a great shot.

I try to keep abreast of all that is Nikon and from the reviews I've read, the D90 would be a better camera for stock photography than the D5000.

I suggest a Google search on "D90 vs D5000" or check out some of the Nikon forums to help make your own decision.

Joe


« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 23:32 »
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I currently have the d200 but have heard great things about the d90

The D90 is much more advanced than the D200 technically but its build is like a toy. Here in the tropics with very high air humidity and temperature, I had 3 "toy" cameras broken down. The ruggedized D200 still hold very well. Three days ago I fell from a rock with it and a corner hit the rock but everything still works fine. I had it dumped in a swimming pool for about  0.5 sec and nothing happened. If the environment where you want to use it is not hostile like a studio in a normal climate, go for the D90.

« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2009, 03:38 »
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I have D90. I dont have rejection for image quality reason. D90 is my first DSLR and for me it is fantastic camera.

« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2009, 09:47 »
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The D90 is much more advanced than the D200 technically but its build is like a toy. Here in the tropics with very high air humidity and temperature, I had 3 "toy" cameras broken down. The ruggedized D200 still hold very well. Three days ago I fell from a rock with it and a corner hit the rock but everything still works fine. I had it dumped in a swimming pool for about  0.5 sec and nothing happened. If the environment where you want to use it is not hostile like a studio in a normal climate, go for the D90.

Wow, I've heard that the D5000 is less solidly built than the D90. I guess I really need to see these two cameras, not sure if I can have a play with them in the shops though. There is about a $500 price difference in Indo. between these 2 cameras. The D90 is holding it's value which is an indication of it's popularity. I'm sure it can't be worse of a build than my Pentax istDL which has survived comfortably in the tropics, unless I just got lucky. The tilt screen on the D5000 would be a bonus for shooting in crowds, however, my feeling is that it might be a risk to buy it. It would probably be in several pieces after hitting that rock.

« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2009, 11:21 »
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Komar,

I recently upgraded from a P&S to a Nikon D90.  I just got the kit lens (which I rather like) . . . no bells and whistles yet.

I love it.  I also moved to shooting RAW (NEF) and it has saved pictures that I wouldn't have been able to keep with the smaller camera I had before.

The old saying is very true, that the camera takes the pictures, but the photographer makes the art.  Well, at least for me, in the microstock world, you ain't gonna have any "art" to sell if you can't get your images accepted.  And that simply isn't going to happen with a small, old camera.

I was plagued with the artifact rejections on otherwise good, sellable images.

The D90 has cut down on that tremendously.  Now, for the most part, I can just focus on creating better images and not worry about being held back by inferior machinery.

It's just a really nice camera for a pretty affordable price (relatively speaking).


Milinz

« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009, 02:04 »
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I want to change my camera. I know the saying a good worker doesn't blame his tools, but about 90% (an estimate) of my rejections are for image quality reasons. I have a Pentax ist DL, I quite like like using it, although probably don't realise it's inadequacies until I upgrade. I like what I've read about the D90. My first camera was an fm2, so have a soft spot for Nikons. The D5000's advantage is the tilt Lcd. I would actually use it to shoot. I often take crowd shots and it would be useful sticking the camera up in the air and then looking at the lcd to frame the image. However, I think I won't have too many choices on lenses compared to the D90, as there is no In body focus. Any of you able to offer any advice? I don't want to buy the D5000 only to feel I should have got the D90. Cheers.

If you are upgrading, try to buy D300... It is more pro camera as well it will not fail you (most probably) when you need it.

« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2009, 02:49 »
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nikon 5000 doesnt have AF engine.....

if you want shoot macro shots and use AF you need for example for 100mm nikkor which is very expensive..

tamron 90mm or tokina100mm or sigma 105mm for nikon have not  engine for AF, so you will focus manually (sometimes is good, sometimes is not good)


« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2009, 08:15 »
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nikon 5000 doesnt have AF engine.....

if you want shoot macro shots and use AF you need for example for 100mm nikkor which is very expensive..

tamron 90mm or tokina100mm or sigma 105mm for nikon have not  engine for AF, so you will focus manually (sometimes is good, sometimes is not good)


Yeah the lack of AF in the body is a major issue. It will limit the amount of lenses which are available to me. I went to Denpasar, the capital of Bali today. The shops only have a D90s, although I can get the D5000 online at www.camera.co.id Anyway, I managed to hold a D90 with its kit lens, however both were completely wrapped in plastic, so couldn't get a good feel. The shop owner wouldn't take the plastic off. The body felt the right size, however with the 18-105 lens on, it felt top heavy. The body alone was $1140 and with the kit lens about $1500 (before haggling). So the kit lens, which I didn't particularly like, is quite expensive. However, they were selling the Nikon 18-55vr lens for $160, so thats an option. The D5000 on the site above is about $960 with the 18-55vr kit lens.

« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 20:44 »
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Everyone seemed to miss your question.

I purchased the d90 after doing a bunch of research and I've loved it for the last 6 months. That said, the 5000 has the same sensor in a smaller body. So it is really easy to take the money you save buying the 5000 and purchase the 35mm 1.8 DX lens ($200). The two together are going to be a great combo and, honestly, really improve you as a photographer, and thus your photographs. A really great fixed prime will get you to move your feet, simplify how you line up a shot, and get you thinking about framing.

The main benefit you are getting out of the d90 is an autofocus motor built into the body, a boost in frames per second (which isn't necessary for most work), and (for me) a more comfortable fit in my hand. I think the low light shooting might be a little improved on the 90, but buying a flash (400 or 600) would be more within reach after not spending the extra cash on the 90 (plus the 1.8 lens means you wouldn't need the flash all the time).

Plus you get the articulated lens. I really don't get why all cameras don't have this... Maybe it looks too much like a gimmick.

Ken rockwell does a really good comparison check it out: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/recommended-cameras.htm [nofollow]
He is slanted toward the 5000 + 35mm f/18 combo with a 400 flash, but with good reason.

If you decide to purchase this combo click on one of the links to it through Ken's sight. It puts some change in his pockets, and trust me he deserves it with all of the great articles on his site.

Cheers,
Knox

« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 20:49 »
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I have the D90 and love it. I have no regrets. I got the 18x105 lens. 

« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2010, 22:52 »
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D90

Maybe take the 18-55 II kit, this lens is sharp enough, they made a good upgrade of this line lately.

Then one day look for the 24-70 f/2.8. You can still use it with APS-C sensors. You will have to upgrade to a full frame anyway, when the quality requirements at Istock will become insane... (almost there)

« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2010, 07:08 »
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I want to change my camera.

Lol, I know you are all going to shake your heads in disgust. Although, the D5000 and D90 were great contenders, after a great deal of research I went with another Pentax (K-x) and have absolutely no regrets, it produces great results and the most important thing is that it feels great to use, it just feels so comfortable and responds well. I only bought it a few weeks ago with a pretty good 18-55 lens. A friend of mine has the D5000, I tried it for a day and didn't like it, it produces great results but I didn't feel comfortable using it. I didn't have any opportunity to try the D90, although I'm sure it is great.

These are images from my first shoot. http://www.flickr.com/photos/asianimages/





 

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