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    Upgrade to which DSLR?

    I wonder what others think about which camera to upgrade to from a D90?
    I like macro, landscape, birds. I don't often shoot sport or have fast frame rate needs.
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    Wait for the D400 next month and then pick between it and the D7000 (unbiased Pentax comment)
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    Phil, 12 months ago I upgraded my D90 to the D7000 and it is an awesome camera and I have not looked back you will be amazed at the quality especially in low light, on saying that I do agree with Kym though depending on your budget and timing might pay to wait for the release of D400.
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    For what you've described the d90 seems perfect. Don't upgrade, get more or better glass, flash, tripod etc

    Seriously, a d7000, 700 etc will not improve your photography that much, if at all

    Why ?
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    Kiwi is again on the money

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    Agree x2 with Kiwi

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    Thanks fellas for the sensible advice to keep my D90. It is a great camera and I probably haven't reached the limits of it's capability.
    I have some money burning a hole in my pocket and this is what tempted me to look at an upgrade.
    Maybe I will buy that long lens that I have wanted for a while. I will also wait for the new Nikon releases.
    Cheers

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    The D7000 is an upgrade to the D90 in every way.
    However, I think the D5100 would be better for your use.
    Smaller price, size, and weight.
    Articulating screen that can magnify the subject before taking the shot.

    I have both and always use my D5100 on trips and hikes.
    I also prefer it for Video.

    For Event Photography: MotoCross, Equestrian, and Running we use two D7000 Nikons.
    They have replaced my D3 bodies as I can no longer handle the weight for 4 - 8 hours.

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    I have the D7000 and just LOVE it, however, Kiwi has a point when suggesting you stay with the D90 and use the money for another lens for your kit, or Speedlight etc.

    Happy shopping!!
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    op

    I see you have a sb700?...if so ..Id buy another to give you more flexibility for your hotshoe lighting ....a Vr II 70-200 would be a great upgrade to the 70-300 and coupled with a 1.7TC gives about the same reach with better IQ/sharpness.....

    keep the D90 for another 1-1.5 years then upgrade to a better body....I will be keeping my D300s for at least that long before I start looking at camera bodies ...but if you have loads of money to burn.....go get what your heart wants...

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    It is all in the Picture. I have a Nikon D80 and I believe some of my photos match anything. I mainly take birds ! A big Australian Bird Group on Flickr. Check the glass out on ebay , always something for sale, in the long lens field people buy one for a world trip etc and then it sits in the cupboard.

    I keep forgetting how to Post a picture here and then I resize it wrong! Crickey I must be getting old.

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