Last edited by Clarity; 28th February 2008 at 10:23 AM.
That's a very good idea. Of course, it's entirely possible to shoot raws entirely in program mode in a pinch. Spare bodies are very handy, too!
Hee, in the end, I still opt for the lighter Canon 400D
Good choice, but you may want to note that Canon's pushing out new bodies. Those come with live view, if you're into that kind of thing. Just remember that in the dSLR world, lenses take up a large proportion of the overall camera's weight. So even if you start with a light camera, your lens can still weigh you down. The faster (brighter) and more expensive high quality lenses do tend to weigh a heckuva lot more, too. Like for example, my E510 is already quite light (460g). But add the 70-300mm lens (615g) and it's a hefty lump already. However, if I go with the significantly shorter and lighter 14-42mm (190g) kit lens, it's not quite so heavy anymore.
Last edited by Kirika; 3rd March 2008 at 01:02 AM.
Now, I am looking at a backpack, smaller than those with lappie, and this time, cannot be open unless the bag is off my back... Yup those where it opens from inside... To save me from having to padlock it...
Remember that sling bags share the same weaknesses as handbags: Easy to snatch, and heavy loads invite shoulder aches.
Hi, I have got a F90S and D50. My zoom lens are 75mm - 300 mm and 28-200mm.
It's really heavy with the zoom lens on, but will always try to support my arm with something during shooting as some occassions are unable to use tripod.
I have a Lowepro's Slingshot 200 and found a disadvantage. The strip always loosen by itself. I need to "secure" (tighten it) every now and then.
But in "action", it's more convenient then using a backpack or side bag, especially when changing lens ( I need to change from wide angle to zoom lens in the dark).
So, there are pros and cons of this bag.
Whether to get which model, I think Clarity has already decided on, and already got the camera. Please get use to the basic function as you are going to use it "immediately" after your purchase.
Next, since you are going overseas, I would advice you to make a copy of your manual and bring it along with you. Read it and play with it while on the plane / coach, get a spare battery for your trip
All the best and welcome to the Nikon family
Last edited by emptycan69; 5th March 2008 at 02:28 AM.
hope tat u have not make the purchase. if u have not, i would recommend u to get the 400D body ONLY with the 18-55 IS lens at about $260 and the 55-250 IS lens at about $360.
both lenses are relatively good and very light weight and cover most of the range for travelling. alternatiively, u can get the Sigma 18-200 OS or the Tamron 18-250 lens (just 1 lens instead of 2 lenses). i dunnoe their weight and image quality thou.
and i wont suggest u to get an external flash gun with u now as it will be weighing u down.
jay the killer
Sigh.. Yup, wishing I had only gotten the body.. But then.. already bought.. Cos I was die die going to get Nikon D80.. So din do enuff research on 400D... So... end up, got the cam with Kit lens... But thk it will do for now.. The salesperson recommended the 55-250 IS lens to me too.. But Im thking more of getting a wide angle, if I were to get another lens, actually.. I thk Im more of landscape person... Haha
If I am not wrong, TK photo sells crumpler bags cheaper than the official store even after the credit card discount.