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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent kit, 16 April 2008
This review is from: Nikon D60 Digital SLR Camera - Black (AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR) (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
I've had various film SLRs - starting with a Fujica AX5 (remember that? - Canon A1 for the less profligate), Olympus OM1, OM10, also compacts - Leicas - and a rangefinder - Leica M3.

My first digital effort was a Canon bridge camera - I found this whole idea desperately frustrating and a terrible waste of money (not a comment on the Canon - just on the concept of superzoom digital cameras).

The D60 feels like a film SLR - it has taken absolutely zero getting used to. I have taken a couple of hundred pictures since getting it a couple of weeks back, and had these printed. The highest praise I have - and it is meant as high praise - is that this is just like using a film SLR. I feel utterly comfortable with it, and this is brilliant. I bought the non-VR package - I can't see the point of VR (vibration reduction) unless you plan lots of sports photos in low light: such as greyhound racing. Even then, the usual techniques of supporting yourself should be fine - we didn't have all this stuff with film, so why should it be so necessary with digital? I don't want the extra gimmickry. The tech stuff is very instinctive and this camera is easy to get on with for a techno-idiotic old git like me. Get this camera!
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Initial post: 11 Oct 2009 09:22:10 BDT
Chris Jones says:
I remember the Olympus OM 10...my first film SLR. I still have it safely tucked away along with a great sigma zoom. Hmmm I'm hoping it may be worth a bit in a few years time??
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