In the last two years, I've owned 4 different DSLR cameras, hunting for the one that I like the best and does what I need for the best value.
- Canon Rebel XT
- Upgraded to Rebel XTi
- Upgraded to Rebel XSi
Then I took the big plunge, and right now I have a Nikon D90, which is hands down the best camera I've ever owned. I like the Nikon interface better, and it's not a really fair comparison to vie the D90 against the Canons I've had since the D90 is just ridiculously high-end for a consumer camera.
This is what I have now, but I have much better glass: [VIDEO]http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Digital-24-120mm-EN-EL3e-Accessory/dp/B003BG8U6G]This.[/VIDEO]
Therein lies the problem. I'm going to sell off the D90 because it's WAY too much camera for me. My "photography" consists of taking a walk in the woods and, 90% of the time, firing off shots of trees as I stroll around with the camera on full auto. The more I think about it, the Rebel XT would probably have been the best bet for me to just hang on to, because even though it's older and sort of outdated now, it took fantastic pictures.
Since I'm a complete sucker for anything tech, I naturally didn't just buy the D90, I also bought about $1500 in lenses. Toss in spare batteries, remotes, external flashes and the slew of other crap that I have in my giant camera bag right now, I'm into the D90 setup for around $2700, give or take a hundred. A guy like me, who takes auto-shots of trees doesn't need $2700 worth of DSLR gear.
So in an unprecedented act of fiscal responsibility, I'm meeting a guy from Craigslist tomorrow and getting $2300 for the whole shebang (I'll probably let him talk me down to $2100, and would really take 2k flat for it, but anyway). I'm keeping one lens, my 55-200, because it's awesome and perfect for 99% of the time usage, unless I'm inside and need the 18-55 focal length.
So since I'm keeping a Nikon lens (and you never get fuck-all for resale on them anyway), I'm going to downgrade my ridiculous D90 to another Nikon. I'm looking at the D3000:
D3000 from Nikon
Which I can get for under $400, body only, and use my existing lens, or like $450 with another 18-55 (which is probably what I'll do).
Any of you camera-types see any flaw in my grand design?
what anyway stick with Nikon since you have lenses which consist of more than the kit shit