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Old July 25th, 2009, 04:12 PM
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Nikon D5000

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I wonder if anybody could advice me as to the pros an cons of the 5000,ive heard that it lacks the motor drive to drive the bigger lens is this correct? any input would be wellcome many thanks. jon
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Old July 25th, 2009, 04:50 PM
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The D5000 sits between the D60 and the D90. Sounds like a great camera based on the review here:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond5000/

And you're right - like the D60 isn't doesn't have a built in autofocus motor so if you want to autofocus you need an AF-S lens (which has a focus motor built into the lens). That's not a big issue as most lenses these days are available in AF-S versions. The only lens I have that doesn't is the 50mm 1.4 prime lens. It's nothing to do with the biggness of the lens - and actually the bigger the lens the more likely it will have a built-in motor. Other than some of the shorter prime lenses like the 50mm you liley wouldn't miss it and if you get one you can always focus manually which isn't as hard as it sounds (the focus light still shows when you are in focus - you just have to turn the focus ring manually rather than having a motor to do it).

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Old July 26th, 2009, 11:59 AM
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From: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/recommended-cameras.htm
"The D5000 is nice, but not that much nicer than the D40, for almost the same price as the D90.

I'd stick with the D40, or jump the small rest of the way to the D90."

At least it's something to think about. Good luck!!



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Old July 26th, 2009, 02:29 PM
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Thankyou Tony,imtrying,
Think il save up and buy the D90. I think its now about 840 GBP.with the recent price incresses its jumped about 100 GBP in a week !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Or there's the D3000:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0907/09...nikond3000.asp

Sounds remarkably like my D80 without the in-camera focus-motor (so needs AF-S lenses to autofocus). I just saw an ad from the UK where you can pre-order it for 430 GBP.

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