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    Quote Originally Posted by ysl View Post
    Thinking of upgrading my current camera. Currently using Canon 300D, but switching to a Nikon is not a problem. Still deciding with one to get between these 2 cameras. Any comments? Pros and cons?

    Thanks for your input!

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    I would say stick with the 40D since you're familiar with Canon.

    Video capability on the D90 isn't that great from what I've seen and read, if you're considering the video capability od the D90 as an advantage that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digital601 View Post
    Sorry to hijack this thread...
    What is the pro/ cons of Canon lens on Nikon body?
    Looking at D300 or D700 body.
    You can adapt a Nikkor to mount on a Canon body, but cannot adapt an EF lens onto a Nikon body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkbonz View Post
    I think TS is using 300D now, not a 30D.
    Eh PS, I read the post wrongly.

    Quote Originally Posted by KenBit View Post
    Hey sorry, I would beg to differ from some of you guys. Especially the phrase above that the D90 is ONLY 1 up from the 40D. Actually, there are a lot of features better than those of the 40D's. Like, higher megapixels, ISO range, ISO performance, video, 920K dot LCD screen, VGA on LCD, more in-camera correction function including fisheye, HDMI output, grids in the viewfinder to help in composition, allowing of cheaper SD cards and further more, 3rd party lenses, Nikon mount are cheaper than Canon mount and Nikon lenses are the bang for the buck especially their trinity lenses which are top of the range, being the best lenses one can ever have. To the 40D's advantage, is the higher fps and better build but that has to depend on the TS wether or not he wants something heavier.
    It would seem like some of your facts are flawed. iirc dpreview or some japanese / chinese (?) site did compare the D90, 40D and 50D. The 40D did perform very similarly or slightly better than the D90 itself.

    And why is it that third party lenses are cheaper in Nikon mount? My Nikonian friend did buy his tamron 17-50 for about S$650 last time, and the Canon's was the same price. Even in the Mass order forums, 3rd party mass orders for the tamron 17-50 was S$580 throughout for Canon / Nikon / Sony mounts.

    And it would not be very true to say that Nikon's trinity lenses are unbeatable and are the best lenses. There is no best lens ever, because everyone's needs are different. Nikon doesn't have the f/4 zoom trinity that Canon has, and doesn't have specialised f/1.2 primes as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenBit View Post
    especially their trinity lenses which are top of the range, being the best lenses one can ever have.
    Owners of Sony Carl Zeiss lenses would disagree... As would Full-Frame Nikon shooters, where the Nikkor 70-200 is *not* that good.
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    From what I'm reading, I think TS already has his mind on the Nikon D90. If you feel that you would prefer that, then just go for it. At the end of the day, when you spend money, you should feel good about it.

    Both Canon and Nikon have their benefits, and with Nikon using a CMOS sensor they have levelled the playing field, or maybe put one-up on Canon.

    I still feel that Nikon lenses are slightly more expensive ($30-50/lens) for most lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy_h View Post
    Video capability on the D90 isn't that great from what I've seen and read, if you're considering the video capability od the D90 as an advantage that is.

    agreed. It kinda stinks...to say the least

    leave video recording to your PnS

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    My mind is not made up yet......... I would like to try Nikon........... But then again if changing to Nikon involves too much cost for me, then I may stick back to Canon........... : P

    Thanks for all your inputs........ appreciate it all........... : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafansu View Post
    can i check where is the nikon showroom
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    at anson road

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenBit View Post
    ....................920K dot LCD screen, VGA on LCD.............
    no comments on others, just like to point out 920k dot = VGA, they both refer to the same thing.

    640x480 = 307,200 pixel or dot as you call it. take that number multiply by 3--3 primary color make a pixel trio, equal ~920k. the calculation may work for most image capturing sensor but in the display industry, the RGB dots are treated as ONE pixel. like we won't hear the manufacturer claim their full 1080 display have 6.2 million dots but 1920x1080 pixels.

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    Default Re: Canon 40D or Nikon D90?

    There is always 50D and 5D mark 2 ....
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    I would recommend Canon 40D
    I started Nikon DSLR with a D40 and then changed to D200. And quite disappointed with the ISO performance of D200.
    So when I was about to purchase D90, I decided to change to Canon instead by getting a 40D.
    I used 18-200 VR, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8(coz can't afford Nikon 17-55 f/2.8), and 50mm prime. Lens upgrading plan in Nikon is not quite as broad as in Canon. And Nikon lenses are more expensive..e.g. Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS is less costly than Nikon 17-55 f2.8(without VR)..
    There are pros and cons in either brand but I'm sure I did a right decision to go with Canon. Never regret
    I did not have a chance to use D90 though according to reviews its default output is less likely to meet the 40D quality.
    TS..you mentioned about slow focussing of your 300D. why not try 40D...all AF points are cross-type..very fast.. even with a relatively slow kit lens like 17-85 f4-5.6 in low light.

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    Agree with aungzawwin though I am a Nikon user. Nikon lenses are normally more expansive than Canon ones (similar spec).

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobugg View Post
    Nikon lenses are normally more expansive than Canon ones (similar spec).
    I'm quite sure this is a myth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobugg View Post
    Agree with aungzawwin though I am a Nikon user. Nikon lenses are normally more expansive than Canon ones (similar spec).
    that apply to AF-S and AF-I only i guess. as these Lenses have built-in AF motor, unlike the other Nikon Lenses. for comparison, Canon EF lenses were designed with built-in AF motor from the beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psyk1 View Post
    I'm quite sure this is a myth.
    The Nikkor AF-S 17-55 f/2.8 DX costs notably more than the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM.

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    Default Re: Canon 40D or Nikon D90?

    Quote Originally Posted by photobugg View Post
    Agree with aungzawwin though I am a Nikon user. Nikon lenses are normally more expansive than Canon ones (similar spec).
    imho, it all depends!

    Though, initially...i thought Canon lenses to be more ex than Nikon's line-up. Emphasis in the word 'thought'

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    Nikon primes are notably cheaper then canon but thats partially cause they are mainly screwdriven. Canon has USM on most of their primes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    And it would not be very true to say that Nikon's trinity lenses are unbeatable and are the best lenses. There is no best lens ever, because everyone's needs are different. Nikon doesn't have the f/4 zoom trinity that Canon has, and doesn't have specialised f/1.2 primes as well.
    I'm curious... what are the Nikon trinity lenses? And what are the Canon f/4 zoom trinity?
    Wahhh... so many trinities...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    I'm curious... what are the Nikon trinity lenses? And what are the Canon f/4 zoom trinity?
    Wahhh... so many trinities...
    The original Nikkor trinity:
    17-35mm f/2.8
    28-70mm f/2.8
    70-200 f/2.8 VR

    The new Nikkor trinity:
    14-24mm f/2.8
    24-70mm f/2.8
    70-200mm f/2.8 VR

    The Canon f/4L trinity:
    17-40mm f/4L
    24-105mm f/4L IS
    70-200 f/4L IS / non-IS
    Last edited by calebk; 13th November 2008 at 02:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    The original Nikkor trinity:
    17-35mm f/2.8
    28-70mm f/2.8
    70-200 f/2.8 VR

    The new Nikkor trinity:
    14-24mm f/2.8
    24-70mm f/2.8
    70-200mm f/2.8 VR

    The Canon f/4L trinity:
    17-40mm f/4L
    24-105mm f/4L IS
    70-2000 f/4L IS / non-IS

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