I'm also concerned about the noise with the Canon 500D. Part of me thinks I should just get the 450D since I'm only a newbie and it would serve its purpose until I upgrade later. The only real disadvantage with the 450D is that its ergonomics don't feel nice for me...I wrap my hand around the handgrip but its not big enough so my fingers kind of just bunch up if you know what I mean. The Nikon D5000 isn't my cup of tea. Not saying there's anything wrong with it...it just doesn't appeal to me for some reason.
after abt 6pgs, still haven't buy ur cam ah??
so in conclusion i think you are more towards Nikon so dont worry, go ahead on this D90. a little more heavy is not an issue but you assure to yourself already that D90 fit well onto your hand and your heart is hook onto it too.
FYI, i am a canon user but i reccomend my own brother for D90......
Last edited by ggodetucsamoht; 3rd May 2009 at 08:47 PM.
Assuming I did get a Nikon, what's generally regarded as the best walkaround lens? I'm reading a couple of reviews but I see some comments about barrel distortion and chromatic aberration at certain focal lengths with the 16-85, 18-105 and 18-200 lenses. Is there a walkaround lens closer to an "L series" equivalent? I'm interested in night time landscapes so I need to go wide and have some ability to get into a mild telephoto...85mm would do but anything more is a bonus as long as performance through the range doesn't suffer.
Last edited by MelbourneGuy; 3rd May 2009 at 09:12 PM.
for walk ard i think the kits 18-105 is suitable for the range. if you want to look for a supplement lens, you can get the tamron 17-50f2.8 or 28-75f2.8. both lens is quite reputable in their performance and IQ. not exp also.
Call me up when u wanna purchase your camera. possible?
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omg..... whats so difficult about buying a camera? from the way you speak you seems like you are going to buy a lot of lens and blah blah blah, if you really have that kind of
money why don't you compare 5D mII and D700 or other higher ends, speaking of weather proof, i think its nothing much because i don't think that you would be spending
your time in the rain or what ever weather it can sustain, by the time the camera really rot i think you will be sick of it already and its again time to compare newer cams,
of course there are lots of comments for different lens and different point of view from everyone, but have you put your hands on a dslr and try to do some settings to it
and take a night pic? even with a very ex and good lens and a very good cam wrong settings not enough practise also == zero
Interesting hot topic...
For the weight issue, have you tried to imagine how the weight will 'feel' like when you carry a camera back pack (vs camera shoulder bag)? My own experience: if I use a good, comfortable back pack, it will make the cam feels 'lighter'.
I walk for whole day with 2 kg of camera + lens + 0.84kg shoulder bag, very tiring.
2 kg of camera + lens + 1.4kg backpack, feels ok.
You are absolutely right about carrying gear properly. My chiropractor told me to carry any sort of bag over both shoulders, never just over one, even school bags. Very important.
I used to think that more megapixels into same-size sensor = more noise, but the D90 (12mp vs D80's 10mp) proved me wrong. Sometimes technology can overcome some boundaries.
With regards to the weight issue, I doubt a couple of hundred grams diff in cam body weight makes much of a difference when carrying it around in a bag.
Now I usually carry around D80 + kit lens + 50/1.8 + SB600. If I were to keep everything the same, but upgrade to D300 (about 200g more I think), I don't feel the difference. I actually tried this with a friend's D700, and the difference could not be felt on my shoulders. ~shrug~ but then again I did not carry it around for hours. I suppose either way my shoulders would also ache a bit
I do agree with you that being able to use the camera well will ultimately reap more rewards than focusing on all the technical details. To TS, just sleep on this issue tonight and make your purchase decision when you're comfortable.
The Canon 24-105 L series would have been lovely...on a full frame sensor. It loses the wide angle end a bit too much for me. If I went for a Canon, I'd probably get the EF-S 17-85 lens as my walkaround. Some compromises, but a pretty good all round performer.