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Steve Mills

Anyone know of Nikon replacing D-90 with newer model?

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 10:39 PM
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  • -- Posted by Evil Monkey on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 11:16 AM
  • I will check it out. Thanks.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 3:11 PM
  • Yup, found an article that said it was in the D90 succession. Apparently it was originally going to be a D95. The announcement was September 15th so you were right on the cutting edge with your info.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 3:42 PM
  • This is known as planned obsolescence.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 5:58 PM
  • A camera store salesman just told my daughter that they do not think the D90 will be discounted much if at all. Mixed opinion on this.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 7:58 PM
  • Steve,

    I see very little reason to upgrade from a D90 to the D7000.

    My opinion would be to wait for the D10000ish. That upgrade would be more pronounced. But this is just my opinion. I just got a new camera, went from a 5MP to a 12MP, that's called a upgrade;)

    -- Posted by Evil Monkey on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 2:00 PM
  • Most people with dSLR's don't know half the stuff on them. I've got a d60 and after almost 2 yrs am still learning things about it. It's very basic, but it does everything I need (and more) and occassionally makes me some money! A camera is only as good as the person taking the picture. My brother liked mine, so he went out and bought the better model Nikon, spent $700 more than I did and his pictures are usually pretty blah. Good luck...I rarely see discounts, but you may luckout with some type of discounted "addon".

    -- Posted by neighborhood mom on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 3:54 PM
  • I sure hope your brother does not read the blogs!

    The biggest reason we want to go to a D90 is the ability to use our existing Nikon lenses of which we have many. Plus, I like to be able to make more decisions on exposure, shutter speed, etc. Old school I guess.

    Neighborhood mom, I understand what you are saying about "A camera is only as good as the person taking the picture" Our daughter has a very talented eye for composition, lighting, etc.

    I'm OK but I used to rely on my darkroom talents to make up the difference. Now it is Photoshop or something similar.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 5:33 PM
  • Did anyone get a picture of the harvest moon. It was a beautiful view. Lots of fluffy clouds and Venus close to it.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 5:34 PM
  • Oh I have no problems with telling my brother his pictures stink! :) And one of these days his camera may just turn up missing! But using photoshop or any other post processing software should "enhance" a photo also. My camera puts a slight grey "haze" on photos and a slight contrast will do away with that and really pop the colors. I've always been interested in photography, but I doubt I would have gotten into it as much having to use film. I love the little delete button! And most people do what you are doing by sticking with the same brand to be able to use the same lens'. There's a few I'm wishing for, but way out of my price range!

    Chereokee, by the time I saw it, it was too late to go chase it down to find a good "spot" to take the picture.

    Does anyone know where a "good" spot to take a decent sunset is (around here.) There's been several beautiful ones in the past week and I just can't find a good location. (I'm out in Bell Buckle, so lots of hills.)

    -- Posted by neighborhood mom on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 8:43 PM
  • I would love a DSLR, but I just can't find the time to learn most of the functions and nuances. I got a camera for a gift recently, and every weekend I have been going out a taking pictures while learning more and more each time.

    -- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sat, Sep 25, 2010, at 7:04 PM
  • I keep wondering why Nikon keeps changing the battery with each new model. We have a handful of chargers in the newspaper office for the different model Nikons used by staff.

    I prefer Canon and really love my EOS 40D, but it is beginning to get dated.

    If money were no object (Hah!), I'd go with an M-series Leica. I love the optics and the virtual silence of operation. And it is hard to beat the Leica heritage of quality.

    -- Posted by kentflanagan on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 2:27 PM
  • Kent, Do you have a good site to refer us for the Leica M? I went looking and did not really find a good detail site.

    I saw the price is about 4 times a Nikon & Canon, but did not get much information. (Not that I can afford it, but I am curious)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 6:25 PM
  • Hi Kent,

    I prefer Canon also, especially since they carry the L lenses...which in my opinion [and much of the photography world's] are superior to Nikon lenses. Jimmy started with a Nikon D70 at the paper, then bought a Nikon D2H. Meanwhile, I upgraded my Canon EOS-1 [film] to a Canon 20D about this same time (keep in mind this was about 6 or 7 years ago, when the 20d first hit the scene).

    After comparing our indoor/low-light pictures, Jimmy finally made the switch to Canon less than a year later...the Canon CMOS sensor was visibally superior to Nikon's sensor in that day. I know he's never regretted it, and it made more sense to spend $4,000 or $5,000 for a series of Canon lenses, rather than $8,000 or $10,000 trying to buy two brand lines, lol.

    I've since owned the Canon 30D, 40D, Rebel xti, and have been using my Canon 5D for about 4 or 5 years now. I will eventually upgrade to the 5D Mk II for the video capabilties, but my 5D is great for stills, so I'm in no rush. Like you, I still have my 40D, which I use for action shots, since the 6fps is more workable than my 5D's 3fps...it's the camera I recommend most to those not in a professional field, as they say "invest your money in glass, not body."

    Jimmy shoots the Canon 1D Mk II-N...an outstanding camera for sports, and still able to compete against all the newer models available. We prefer to spend $3,000 to add to our line of lenses rather than upgrade our cameras. Of course, if I had a spare $20,000 to throw down on a camera, I would definetely jump at the Mamiya DM40...now that's a digital camera!


    You might start with these 2 sights for some info on the various Leica M lines (personally, I prefer to invest in glass rather than camera body, unless I could afford a Mamiya).



    -- Posted by shawna.jones on Wed, Oct 6, 2010, at 12:33 PM
  • Lenses are the main reason I keep looking at Nikon. We have over 20 Nikon lenses plus numerous filters and accessories that can be used with the Nikon D-90.

    I would never get even close to replacement money to sell them and buy new.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 6, 2010, at 9:56 PM
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