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Already looking to sell Nikon D80 and move to the Nikon d5100.

I don't seem to use the auto focus on my D80...think I'll miss it on the d5100 that doesn't have the auto focus motor?
Most lenses people use with the D5100 have their own AF motors, though you need AF-I or AF-S lenses for those to actually work for autofocus (manual is fine, though). If you can save up for a D7000 instead, try that. It has a focus motor AND an aperture ring feeler (your D80 doesn't have the latter), so you get compatibility with full functionality with a whole ton of older manual focus lenses, too, if you become interested in those. If you'd rather stick to modern lenses and keep it simple then the D5100 will suit you fine.
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Already looking to sell Nikon D80 and move to the Nikon d5100.

I don't seem to use the auto focus on my D80...think I'll miss it on the d5100 that doesn't have the auto focus motor?

I would stick with the D80 for a bit. I think you have had it less than a week and you don't even have the basics down. After shooting for a bit you will find what you like and dislike about a camera. With that you can make a more informed decision.

I look back to when I had my XTi and if you gave me the gear I have now I still would have taken ****ty pictures. Learning about settings and light will take you much farther than any equipment.

That being said, I have had a lot of gear in my day. Buy used and be smart on pricing and it isn't to expensive to change things up now and then.
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Well, if I sell the D80 for the price I'm aiming, the upgrade to the d5100 will be at 100 dollar cost to me which IMO for a better camera better sensor is worth it. Not so much that I'm "disappointed" with the d80..just..if it's not too much more expensive for a better camera why not?

Not interested in the d7k tbh. Same sensor as the d5100, why pay more for a built in AF motor? IDK..I think I'm sitll interested in upgrading to d5100 despite everyone's advise that I should continue to get the basics down with the d80. I'm not disappointed with the d80, don't get me wrong..I'm not upgrading because "this camera sucks", but rather because it's cheap to upgrade and will last me longer.

Thinking about heading out and snapping some pictures now that I have time to do so in the day, but it's still freezing outside.
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Have you looked into the d3200, Simca?

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Have you looked into the d3200, Simca?

Yeah, the d5100 is still better, especially for me. d5100 works in low light situations better, more advanced, and a lot cheaper than the d3200 in the used market.
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Not interested in the d7k tbh. Same sensor as the d5100, why pay more for a built in AF motor?

The D7000 offers a lot more than simply an AF motor.
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Not interested in the d7k tbh. Same sensor as the d5100, why pay more for a built in AF motor?

The D7000 offers a lot more than simply an AF motor.

Well, I would hope so.

Already bought the d5100 for $400 with lens. Going to pick it up now.
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Not interested in the d7k tbh. Same sensor as the d5100, why pay more for a built in AF motor?

The D7000 offers a lot more than simply an AF motor.

Well, I would hope so.

Already bought the d5100 for $400 with lens. Going to pick it up now.

You're so stubborn tongue.gif

Have you found a buyer for the D80? ph34r-smiley.gif
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Well, I would hope so.

Already bought the d5100 for $400 with lens. Going to pick it up now.
Is the lens the 18-55 kit unit or did you find a used/cheap prime?
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