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    hi all, i'm torn between getting D50/D40/350D.
    can any of the users of the a/m 3 cams provide some comments ?

    is there any real difference between canon and nikon photos produced by these 3 various cams ?

    there are some users of 350D mentioning that the pics are rather blant.
    could it be due to the lens kit ?

    i need some enlightment, please.
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    Default Re: entry level dslr

    i have owned D50 for a short time, and found that it is very similar to D70s and to D40. for 350D it is slightly darker abit.

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    What you mean by bland? Yea maybe the default image parametrers do need some help in bumping out the saturation/contrast but shoot RAW and all your problems are solved (well most related to contrast/punch colours)

    Been using a 350D for more than a year now and it has been serving me well. But yes i must say the canon kit lens is quite bad unless stopped down 1 stop or so.

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    Sharpness is not an issue and colours can be bumped back



    That said if you can just get a 17-50 or 16-50 2.8 from the third party manufacturers . I use a 17-40 cause I want full and 1.3 crop compatibility in all my lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raptor84 View Post
    What you mean by bland? Yea maybe the default image parametrers do need some help in bumping out the saturation/contrast but shoot RAW and all your problems are solved (well most related to contrast/punch colours)

    Been using a 350D for more than a year now and it has been serving me well. But yes i must say the canon kit lens is quite bad unless stopped down 1 stop or so.

    Sharpness is not an issue and colours can be bumped back

    That said if you can just get a 17-50 or 16-50 2.8 from the third party manufacturers . I use a 17-40 cause I want full and 1.3 crop compatibility in all my lenses.
    you mean by adjusting the default image parameters to +1 in the camera itself or in photoshop colour setting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_84 View Post
    you mean by adjusting the default image parameters to +1 in the camera itself or in photoshop colour setting?
    I think both will work, but of cos photoshop give you more choices and much more powerful in controlling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_84 View Post
    you mean by adjusting the default image parameters to +1 in the camera itself or in photoshop colour setting?
    If i dont want to post process much i normally have +2 +1 +2 +0 and shoot in jpg. Disadvantage is that you haev a much higher chance of blowing highlight details or losing shadows.. If not its raw and I can adjust it to whatever I want later. Photoshop does offer MUCH more control though and unless its an event I normally use photoshop for the finishing touches.
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    oh yah, between the flash raised assist AF of the 350D and just the AF assist of D40.
    since 350D flash is electronically activated, could this be a slower AF procedure as compared to the D40 AF only ?

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