Yah agreed on the N & C thing.... Never ending discussion.
My suggestions do a little research on the lens & accessories... then go for it.... spend time on reading, shooting and hands on experience.
Since it is your 1st Dslr it doesnt really matters... (other than pricing) but one aspect might be useful to consider if your mates have any of the 2 systems. It might comes in handy to exchange pointers and borrow a few lens to try from your mates going forward.
As for the $ damage.... go for what it is comfortable to your pocket... just remember getting the best does not equals to results. at least not in photography...
But IMHO.... the N kit len pretty sweet for a start to know your favourite range...
Have fun with your new machine...
Oh i have been a c user from the beginning....
Last edited by Bluezonescuba; 29th September 2006 at 09:03 PM.
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Well, the Nikon 18-70mm kit len is a oon to have for starters.
Canon 350D/400D for the size
If i were you
D70s for about 1K, then spend the rest on a good lens
D20/350D and the rest on add ons
If you want something new, 350D with a good set of lenses.
Bodies are never ending, but a good set of lens will last you a long time..
I think, you may be hesitant of buying a lemon but don't worry. Just go out and shoot stuff.
If you just want a GP lens with cam body, the 17-55IS or 17-85IS are good choices that can last you for years ( or until you decide to join the BBB club ).
IMHO, spend the money on a 350D & an upgrade USM lense. I tested the 400D, D50 & D80 before I settled for the 350D instead (3 weeks ago).
I found the 400D noisy and grainy with ISO800 and above. Also the feel was as good comfortable as the 350D. Features were comparible and the 10mega was more a disadvantage (due to noise) then advantage.
i was also considering between 400d and d80, finally bought the 400d becos of smaller size, dust reduction system and lower price, plus i already owned CF cards which can be used on the 400d. the larger viewfinder, better/faster AF and handling of the D80 was v tempting though. i did consider d50 quite a bit as well but decided that 10mp was much more useful to me in case i needed to crop my images.
you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye
Those freebie SD cards they always bundle in promo, are they actually 'fast' enough to write the data? My impression is they only give the value series which i think will lag the camera operation.
Is the D50 still available?
wow..this thread got dug out again..
I've decided on the D80 + 18-200mm VR and would be getting it in dec
anyone knows roughly when the yr end it show will be?
still rem they are selling the D80 for $2288 with bundle of extra batt, cam bag, 2gb, digital dry box which are the items that i would be getting. hopefully the price drop will be quite significant else will gotta purchase them seperately from dealer
Last edited by lsisaxon; 5th November 2006 at 03:51 PM.