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    Default Re: nikon d80 or canon 400d

    Quote Originally Posted by aborigini View Post
    Hi all...

    I have been thinking to buy a dslr. The thing is I am a newbie and would like to explore photography. Thinking to get a dslr. However, I am wondering between this 2 products: nikon d80 or canon 400d.

    What I know, canon is cheaper than nikon. But I am not sure whether I go with the price or any other quality.

    How about buying second hand? Actually I have been reading sell/ buy column, but I realised that the second hand price is not that good. It is better to buy new sets.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    Go for a new camera body and 2nd hand lenses...

    As for which system, you yourself have to consider hard and think about the whole build in terms of flash, lenses, accessories, etc... If you can find a Dec 2006 copy of the Practical Photography, I believe that they have done up a nice side by side comparision on these 2 cameras.

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    Default Re: nikon d80 or canon 400d

    I'll choose the 400D definitely.

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    If you have checked the prices of lenses for Nikon or Canon & realize you can't afford them, why not consider the Pentax K100D or K10D. Pentax lenses should be cheaper & they are good too. Sometimes people buy into brands, then realize that they still end up with 3rd-party lenses because of cost.

    I could have switched to Pentax myself. But i just don't like the weight n handling of the K10D, so i end up with D80.

    Something to think about.
    Flickr Me! :: Nikon D80 :: Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO

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    Quote Originally Posted by STTNP View Post
    Canon hv very very good L lens and very very very expensive when compare to nikon ED which are more worth the money, unless going for 3rd party len.
    there have been numerous threads before about which mount has more expensive lenses.. all that i can conclude is taht its not true that canon Lenses are generally more expensive than nikon ones.. individual lenses from each stable may be more expensive. on the whole, theres no much differene either way.

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    Default Re: nikon d80 or canon 400d

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzup View Post
    I'll choose the 400D definitely.
    not 30D...

    Just get the canon one...its better...they got L lens that is choosen by pro worldwide...even not a pro also better to have a L lens...
    Last edited by westwest1; 28th January 2007 at 12:55 PM.

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    Default Re: nikon d80 or canon 400d

    Canon is the best,go for 5D.

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    Default Re: nikon d80 or canon 400d

    look at how easily you can access features in the menu. one has an interface similar to a P&S, the other is more appropriate for a DSLR. Perhaps that's why they are designed differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aborigini View Post

    What I know, canon is cheaper than nikon. But I am not sure whether I go with the price or any other quality.
    I would say both cam are as capable but Canon is more expensive - you need to factor in the cost of replacing the 400D kit lens with a better one, which can cost quite a lot more while the D80 plus its better than average kit lens will be sufficient for most beginners and enthusiasts.

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    Default Re: nikon d80 or canon 400d

    Quote Originally Posted by cheersjy View Post
    I would say both cam are as capable but Canon is more expensive - you need to factor in the cost of replacing the 400D kit lens with a better one, which can cost quite a lot more while the D80 plus its better than average kit lens will be sufficient for most beginners and enthusiasts.
    canon cheaper when compare apple to apple...

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    Quote Originally Posted by look4raymond View Post
    If you have checked the prices of lenses for Nikon or Canon & realize you can't afford them, why not consider the Pentax K100D or K10D. Pentax lenses should be cheaper & they are good too. Sometimes people buy into brands, then realize that they still end up with 3rd-party lenses because of cost.

    I could have switched to Pentax myself. But i just don't like the weight n handling of the K10D, so i end up with D80.

    Something to think about.
    Yeah, I never checked pentax camera. Their prices is affordable. I am a newbie, may be I should just go with pentax. hmmm

    Does pentax has the kit lens? What kind of lense should I consider as newbie? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aborigini View Post
    Yeah, I never checked pentax camera. Their prices is affordable. I am a newbie, may be I should just go with pentax. hmmm

    Does pentax has the kit lens? What kind of lense should I consider as newbie? Thank you.
    Yes, the K100D & K10D comes with kit lens. K10D comes in body alone too.
    Best for you is to go to Pentax subforum & read n ask around. For a start >>> http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=247326

    For in-depth review of both cameras, go to www.dpreview.com The Pentax SLR forum in dpreview is also a good place to do research.

    For a newbie, i think just use the kit lens 1st. Or u can try the Sigma 17-70 Macro which i'm using now!
    Flickr Me! :: Nikon D80 :: Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO

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    Default Re: nikon d80 or canon 400d

    DO remember to consider the WHOLE package...

    Not just the initial costing... Subsequent purchases later on need to be factored in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by look4raymond View Post
    Yes, the K100D & K10D comes with kit lens. K10D comes in body alone too.
    Best for you is to go to Pentax subforum & read n ask around. For a start >>> http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=247326

    For in-depth review of both cameras, go to www.dpreview.com The Pentax SLR forum in dpreview is also a good place to do research.

    For a newbie, i think just use the kit lens 1st. Or u can try the Sigma 17-70 Macro which i'm using now!
    You are forgetting an important point. Pentax equipment availability quite bad in Singapore, so don't expect to walk into Lords Camera or something and think you'll be able to get a particular lens or flash without hunting around.

    Once you find the item, the price also another thing, specially for the Ltd primes... Just know your market price and you'll be safe.

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