Originally Posted by NotCrispy
In the process of selling jawnz for a used DLSR, D50 body still a solid choice for around 150? I can get a D70 or D100 body for a bit cheaper, or a D40 for like $40-50 more or a D80 for closer to $100 more. Just getting started, did a little research but still sorta lost.
What lens/kit/etc should I aim for too haha
D70 is old old old now. LIke 10 years which is ~1000 years in DSLR terms. I owned one and it was great at the time, but I'd get a D40 over that. If you want to save up a bit more, I think a used camera from '08ish wouldn't be a bad bet. D90 was my workhorse up until 6ish months ago when I upgraded to a d800 (huge jump).
You're definitely on the right path thinking about buying used though. Anything you end up getting will be fun to play with (incl D70). I'd look for package deals on craigslist with the body, kit lens, and a 50mm or something. It's really not that important what you get as long as you use it and understand its limitations.