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    kegler, if you want a better camera body, go for the Nikon D70. if you want a good camera for the least amount of money, go for the Canon 300D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    kegler, if you want a better camera body, go for the Nikon D70. if you want a good camera for the least amount of money, go for the Canon 300D.
    Ok for fairness, why not put up the latest price for both?
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                      Body Only           with Kit lens
    300D                 ?                        ?
    D70                  ?                S$1688 (incl GST)

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    hopefully, I got the amt right:

    with Kit lens
    300D S$1554 (incl GST) with lexar 1gb 80x and original bp512
    D70 S$1688 (incl GST)

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    at least they both have this
    basic camera feature: takes photographs

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    Got any friends who use SLR ? Maybe just follow their system and then can share lenses and accessories.
    Or flip a coin. Head for Canon, Tail for Nikon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    hopefully, I got the amt right:

    with Kit lens
    300D S$1554 (incl GST) with lexar 1gb 80x and original bp512
    D70 S$1688 (incl GST)
    ya....somehow im gonna wait till sitex n see any good offer plus freebies similar to 300D

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    Stop by Nikon Council we'll brain wash you

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    yup, no harm waiting stuff will only get cheaper, not more expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    yup, no harm waiting stuff will only get cheaper, not more expensive
    But antiques are expensive !
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    yup, no harm waiting stuff will only get cheaper, not more expensive
    i understand that price will always drop....just that won't be needing a cam next month....will be very bz month....lol....trying to resist n wait till after exams then buy....haahaa....

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Stop by Nikon Council we'll brain wash you
    if u dun mind a noob like me who will ask alot of toopid question....i dun mind dropping by for a chat...heehee....but when is NC meeting?

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    Hahah no worries, drop by anytime we normally meet weekdays, 6.30pm onwards at Spinelli's

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Hahah no worries, drop by anytime we normally meet weekdays, 6.30pm onwards at Spinelli's
    everyday??? .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kegler
    if u dun mind a noob like me who will ask alot of toopid question....i dun mind dropping by for a chat...heehee....but when is NC meeting?
    Of course he don't mind, but firstly, you must give him a bak zhang as a offering first.
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    kegler, almost everyday, I'll be there tomorrow for a short while drop by if you can.

    majere2sg

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    Quote Originally Posted by kegler
    everyday??? .....
    Besides in Nikon board of directors, espn is also the big boss of Spinelli

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    kegler, almost everyday, I'll be there tomorrow for a short while drop by if you can.

    majere2sg
    tomolo i got something on at night....ARGH... wed.... wanted to join the SEED too...lol.... will u be there on thur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    Besides in Nikon board of directors, espn is also the big boss of Spinelli
    No kidding?

    Anyway it's an original BP-514 batt for me from the Canon promo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadrian
    Yo Kegler,

    Here is my take. (NOTE: I use both systems and can a test to how each of them handles)

    I would personally go for the D70 (and this is not a bias), but the D70 is an overall very friendly and easy to navigate cam. I had an evening out with several 300D users and i found changing of ISO and WB to be quite a pain as compared to the ease and logical way Nikon has done it. Just to name a few.

    As for colour, Nikon's D70's colour is customizable with custom color curves, also the availability of 2 sRGB modes and 1 AdobeRGB modes allow for more flexible image colour reproduction.

    Nikon's system is by no way limited as one would have had you think. Nikon has been well known to have accessories for every kind of job. It was once said.. if you wanted it.. Nikon had it. From macro reversal rings to step up macro rings, to copy stands, to manual lenses that still work on your D70, to old flashes that may not work in i-TTL mode on your D70, but will work excellent in other modes.

    Nikon's reputed 1005-Colour Matrix metering sensor is also a wonder to be hold. Choosing to under expose by up to 1/3 of a stop, prevents blown highlights. A blown highlight cannot be recovered.. but a under exposed pic can be brightened and highlights preserved..

    Yes budget is an important factor.. but buying a D70 with a ED 18-70 AFS lens.. hmmm I think there is not much to think about.. the 18-55 EF-S performance hardly comes close to that.

    Awesome battery life would be another consideration of the D70 and as well as the price of the D70's original EN-EL3 compared to the 300D BP511.

    Yes is it important to consider if you really want to get into a SLR based system. Remember.. not one lens fits all. You will need macro lenses for closeup, wide angle lenses for stunning landscapes..and so on and so forth..



    So do consider well..

    The 300D though it has a vertical grip is not really a deciding factor for me.. the percentage of using the vertical grip compared to the regulare will be 2-5%. Not much to consider there..
    Yeh, gadrian, you forgot one big thing - the flash sync of 1/500s, which is a BiG thing for me.

    And one piece of advice - go with what your friends, buddies and kakis go - that is where you can try each others lens and other stuff on an outing.

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    kegler: thurs and fri I've an appt in the evenings, so I won't be there, but there should be other Nikon users.

    mpenza Mai notti ah

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