28th March 2005, 06:47 PM
Cannon or Nikon system
I am now considering to buy a DSLR and it boils down to Cannon 350D / Nikon D70.
My concern is generally which system has more equipment choices (Original + 3rd party included) like lens (main factor), body(e.g. Sigma body with Nikkon lens), flash, etc from cheap ( and good ? ), moderate to expensive (and v good? ) so that I may upgrade along the way.
Currenlty, the plus point I give for each of the camera are:
- Better body, with more easy direct setting access (e.g less deep sw menu driven )
- Better kit lens
- Cheaper , ard 1600++ with Kit Lens
- Less noisy image
- 8MB ( i like tend to do alot of cropping/post processing)
Any advise ?
28th March 2005, 06:48 PM
28th March 2005, 06:53 PM
go down to e shop n have a hands on.... the feel is very important....
28th March 2005, 06:57 PM
28th March 2005, 07:04 PM
Originally Posted by jimtong
any idea wats the street price of 350D currently ?
28th March 2005, 07:06 PM
someone's doing a mass sale at $1780 I think
Originally Posted by sweeper
28th March 2005, 07:20 PM
agreed with the fact that canon has less noise in the higher iso setting.. if i would to buy a DSLR now... i would be having a headache in choosing which system... but nikon flash is kinda cheaper... SB800 compare to the 580.
I was a canon but now a nikon.. haha =p
28th March 2005, 08:34 PM
28th March 2005, 08:51 PM
Originally Posted by jOhO
care to elaborate the reason for the switch ?
during SLR to DSLR upgrade
or u dun like ur lens in white ? ;P
28th March 2005, 08:53 PM
28th March 2005, 09:30 PM
Originally Posted by jOhO
pai say, got mixed up with another ppl's post ...
29th March 2005, 12:09 AM
From what I know, Original Canon lenses seem to be lacking on the wides whereas they do stronger on the telephoto side. Of course there are still the 3rd party manufacturers to choose from.
Body wise, I know the F-mount is available on Nikon, Fuji and Kodak whereas the EF mount is only Canon and Kodak if I'm not wrong. And currently, for full frame only Canon and Kodak has them.
As for flash systems, Nikon has the CLS with the SB-800/600s.
You definitely can't go wrong with any of these two systems. Both have their pros and cons and have an edge at certain situations compared to the other. What's more important is to learn your equipment and how to optimize them to take the best photos.
Oh by the way, since you don't have any equipment to help you decide which system to choose, you should see which system any of your friends own. That way you can borrow lenses and flashes for no extra cost!