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    Default help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    Dear PRO ,
    Currently using a 30D , thinking of upgrading to a 5D or D300.

    Which is a better cam ?



    Thx .

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    Default Re: ______Canon 5D vs Nikon D300___

    if the camera is better or not, you will have to decide by yourself
    as everyone has different shooting styles and expectations

    thread title edited

    no brand war here please ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    if the camera is better or not, you will have to decide by yourself
    as everyone has different shooting styles and expectations

    thread title edited

    no brand war here please ...


    Dude , not trying to set-up a brand war here . I'm into sport n still pictures , just wana know which one suit me best ?
    thx .

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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    Quote Originally Posted by twin fins View Post
    Dude , not trying to set-up a brand war here . I'm into sport n still pictures , just wana know which one suit me best ?
    thx .
    i am talking to everyone, as in please do not start a brand war in their posts
    if i taught you were trying to start a brand war, i would just lock your thread instead

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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    Quote Originally Posted by twin fins View Post
    Dear PRO ,
    Currently using a 30D , thinking of upgrading to a 5D or D300.

    Which is a better cam ?



    Thx .
    Why do you need an upgrade? What is the rationale for shortlisting those 2 cameras? If you asked me, you don't need an upgrade at all. You just want to buy something.....

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    Default Re: ____________Canon 5D or Nikon D300___________

    Quote Originally Posted by twin fins View Post
    I'm into sport n still pictures , just wana know which one suit me best ?
    thx .
    back to your question

    these are 2 very different cameras

    one is DX and one is FX (full frame 35mm)

    one makes your 300mm f2.8 look like a 450mm f2.8
    while the other just makes it a 300mm f2.8

    one makes a 20mm look like a 30mm
    and one will still look like a 20mm

    so it depends on you and how you shoot.

    best is to rent and try out for a day
    do a side by side test and see which one you prefer

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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    5D is Fullframe, shoots 3 frames per sec.
    D300 is crop sensor, shoot 6 frames per sec.

    If you are shooting sports.. I assume you would need to zoom in, a crop sensor will extend the range and the 6 FPS will be useful to capture the action. So I would recommend the D300 for sports.

    For portraits. nothing beats a full frame sensor. I just realise you are using the 30D, in that case, do you really wanna change all your lens collection? If you can wait, hold on for the Canon 5D MkII.
    Last edited by m3lv1nh0; 1st April 2008 at 10:29 AM.

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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    Quote Originally Posted by twin fins View Post
    Dear PRO ,
    Currently using a 30D , thinking of upgrading to a 5D or D300.

    Which is a better cam ?



    Thx .
    Don't need to think.. If you already have existing gears, the logical option is to stick with that brand. It's expensive to switch brands unless you intend to collect both. Like Kit asked, why is there a need to upgrade?
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 1st April 2008 at 01:43 PM.

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    If shooting sports is more of your interest, then just stick with your 30D. If shooting landscape and portraits interest you more, get the 5D. If both sports and landscape equally interest you, stick with your 30D and invest in better lenses instead. If you have loads of extra money to burn, and just feeling itchy to try a new system, then go ahead get the Nikon D300 which is just as competent as Canon. If you still can't decide, buy both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i am talking to everyone, as in please do not start a brand war in their posts
    if i taught you were trying to start a brand war, i would just lock your thread instead
    Why are you so haughty and mighty? The guy just asked a simple and pure query?

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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    Quote Originally Posted by twin fins View Post
    Dear PRO ,
    Currently using a 30D , thinking of upgrading to a 5D or D300.

    Which is a better cam ?



    Thx .
    Besides the technical specs, which I believed you may have checked, you may wish to consider two other aspects:
    i) training aspects: do the company provide training?
    ii) service aspects: How is after sales service.
    I have 3 camera brands, and some of them really are poor in training and / or service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by achanth View Post
    Besides the technical specs, which I believed you may have checked, you may wish to consider two other aspects:
    i) training aspects: do the company provide training?
    ii) service aspects: How is after sales service.
    I have 3 camera brands, and some of them really are poor in training and / or service.
    Training?!?! Do you get a certificate at the end of the day? "This is to certify that [name] has completed the [Make/model] training and is certified to be competent in handling the equipment."

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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    Quote Originally Posted by achanth View Post
    Why are you so haughty and mighty? The guy just asked a simple and pure query?
    I don't think Ortega was being haughty. He is the moderator for Clubsnap so he is telling the posters "DO NOT START A BRAND WAR!" and play nice.....if not, he has the power to lock the thread.

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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    Look at the 2nd post...... the original thread title was probably provocative to warrant such a respond.....

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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    If you already have a Canon system and lenses best is to stick with that brand rather than changing to a completely new system. There will not be any quantum leap or differences in the quality of your images be it taken with 5D or D300 imho.

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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    I agreed with kit. It is so obvious that all good effort in offering advice in this thread will all go to waste. Why am i reading this???

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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    Quote Originally Posted by achanth View Post
    Why are you so haughty and mighty? The guy just asked a simple and pure query?
    haughty and mighty ... let me see,
    if i was haughty and mighty, i would have

    1. close the thread
    2. issue TS an infraction

    instead, i edit his title and post warning to the rest
    so that his thread can stay open and benefit everyone.


    and, if i was haughty and mighty, i would also issue you with an infraction for the below

    1. Be Nice and Be Civilised - abusing, name-calling, personal attacks on members and/or generally trying to stir up trouble will not be tolerated. Be kind to newbies as they may not know the general flow of the forums. Repeatedly violation of this rule will result in banishment.

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    instead of taking my time from my day job to reply to you
    so please read and think before you post

    btw you have been in CS for a few years already, so i would expect that you should know better
    that this kind of title will soon lead into a brand war
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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    btw just in case you cannot see for yourself

    the original thread title was "Re: ____________Canon 5D vs Nikon D300___________"

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    Quote Originally Posted by swhyge View Post
    I agreed with kit. It is so obvious that all good effort in offering advice in this thread will all go to waste. Why am i reading this???

    like me....nothing better to do...or just plain kaypoh...

    Actually, I think and agree that TS need to think about why he needs an upgrade before comparing models. Else he will forever be blowing budget to get cameras

    Then again....that's why we have B&S forum...
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    Default Re: help me decide Canon 5D or Nikon D300

    keep your 30D for action shots.

    buy a budget 120 film camera for still life and landscapes.

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