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When will we see lower D80 pricing?

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When will we see lower D80 pricing?

The D80 kits are all marked down at BH Photo Video. 18-55 for 699 and 18-135 for 799. Thats XSI pricing!

When do we start seeing these prices up North? I would have got it from US had it not been for the great Nikon warranty!
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sorry to tell you this but in my opinion D80 is a HISTORY. with D90 on horizon it will make no point of getting D80 at all - this camera is way to old. If you want one then i would say start looking for it now untill Nikon will discontinued it.

I you have money get D90 if not stick to D40 - it is very cool little camera
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euua wrote:
Sep 11th, 2008 9:38 pm
sorry to tell you this but in my opinion D80 is a HISTORY. with D90 on horizon it will make no point of getting D80 at all - this camera is way to old. If you want one then i would say start looking for it now untill Nikon will discontinued it.

I you have money get D90 if not stick to D40 - it is very cool little camera
If you're a gear collector who doesn't take pictures, then sure. Sounds like you're one of those. So what if the D80 is old?

The D80 is still a great camera, a way better value any any of the entry-level Canons and Nikons.
Deal with it.
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euua wrote:
Sep 11th, 2008 9:38 pm
sorry to tell you this but in my opinion D80 is a HISTORY. with D90 on horizon it will make no point of getting D80 at all - this camera is way to old. If you want one then i would say start looking for it now untill Nikon will discontinued it.

I you have money get D90 if not stick to D40 - it is very cool little camera
i don't shoot nikon but this post doesn't make any sense to me. if the D80 is "history" then why would you recommend a D40? based on model # alone i'm assuming the D80 is a newer, more feature rich camera body than a D40?
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euua wrote:
Sep 11th, 2008 9:38 pm
sorry to tell you this but in my opinion D80 is a HISTORY. with D90 on horizon it will make no point of getting D80 at all - this camera is way to old. If you want one then i would say start looking for it now untill Nikon will discontinued it.

I you have money get D90 if not stick to D40 - it is very cool little camera
Terrible advice. :(

BTW: one of my coworkers just bought a new D80 with the 18-55VR kit lens for about $800 taxes in at the local Henry's. The price is definitely coming down.
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I was looking for D40 and the XSi but I figure that in the long run, D80 offers more mileage in terms or ergonomics and lens selection. And since the pricing is coming down, it definitely makes it more interesting!

@rubberband - Thanks! Will check Henry's
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mohitk wrote:
Sep 11th, 2008 8:53 am
The D80 kits are all marked down at BH Photo Video. 18-55 for 699 and 18-135 for 799. Thats XSI pricing!

When do we start seeing these prices up North? I would have got it from US had it not been for the great Nikon warranty!
Today.

Check Blacks. Flyer out today.. $799.00 for D80+18-55VR
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KorruptioN wrote:
Sep 11th, 2008 10:12 pm
If you're a gear collector who doesn't take pictures, then sure. Sounds like you're one of those. So what if the D80 is old?

The D80 is still a great camera, a way better value any any of the entry-level Canons and Nikons.
thats debatable, esp when compared to the xsi..

For one thing, noise control on the d80 is not good at all.
but lets not get into a canon vs. nikon debate. :cheesygri

d80 is a good value if you can get it for cheap.
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jjboy wrote:
Sep 12th, 2008 9:33 pm
thats debatable, esp when compared to the xsi..

For one thing, noise control on the d80 is not good at all.
but lets not get into a canon vs. nikon debate. :cheesygri

d80 is a good value if you can get it for cheap.
You can't not get into a debate if you're going to claim ignorance :twisted:

The D80's noise reduction leaves a more pleasing image (fine grain), and I like that. The ergonomics put it into another league altogether. The Rebels feel like toys and everybody knows that.

I've said this before, but D80 + 18-70DX = win.
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KorruptioN wrote:
Sep 12th, 2008 9:38 pm
You can't not get into a debate if you're going to claim ignorance :twisted:

The D80's noise reduction leaves a more pleasing image (fine grain), and I like that. The ergonomics put it into another league altogether. The Rebels feel like toys and everybody knows that.

I've said this before, but D80 + 18-70DX = win.
You might prefer the grainy loss but not everyone shares the same opinion as you. I find the high iso performance to be deplorable.
Using the word ignorance is a bit too harsh, no?
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Hence the friendly emoticon beside the word ;)
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People are too afraid of high ISO :P. I don't mind shooting at 3200 on my 40D semi-often if the situation calls for it.

Shot with noise> No shot. Really your composition of the shot, being able to capture the moment is a much bigger factor in the outcome of the picture than minor things like noise.. who cares! :cheesygri
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Eyies wrote:
Sep 14th, 2008 8:19 am
People are too afraid of high ISO :P. I don't mind shooting at 3200 on my 40D semi-often if the situation calls for it.

Shot with noise> No shot. Really your composition of the shot, being able to capture the moment is a much bigger factor in the outcome of the picture than minor things like noise.. who cares! :cheesygri
True. I routinely shoot with ISO 3200 on my Canon 30D. It's a bit grainy but getting the shot is better than not getting the shot. Unfortunately with Nikon's prior to the D300 the shot at ISO 3200 would be crap. :D

Other than noise I like everything about Nikon's better than Canon's. But I would save up and get a D90 instead. That camera looks amazing.
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KorruptioN wrote:
Sep 12th, 2008 9:38 pm
D80 + 18-70DX = win.
I have to disagree with you on that.

D80 + 18-70mm = disappointing indoor photos.

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Sep 14th, 2008 4:09 pm
True. I routinely shoot with ISO 3200 on my Canon 30D. It's a bit grainy but getting the shot is better than not getting the shot. Unfortunately with Nikon's prior to the D300 the shot at ISO 3200 would be crap. :D

Other than noise I like everything about Nikon's better than Canon's. But I would save up and get a D90 instead. That camera looks amazing.
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