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    Default canon eos 66 or nikon f55?

    I am new to SLR photography and would like to purchase an entry level SLR camera..

    which one of the 2 would be better and why?

    thanks

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    Default Re: canon eos 66 or nikon f55?

    Originally posted by edx
    I am new to SLR photography and would like to purchase an entry level SLR camera..

    which one of the 2 would be better and why?

    thanks
    Avoid both. Save a bit more money and go for the Nikon F80 or Canon EOS 30. I don't know about the EOS 66, but the F55 is quite crappy, especially the plastic lens mount which can wear out with time.

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    Avoid both. Save a bit more money and go for the Nikon F80 or Canon EOS 30. I don't know about the EOS 66, but the F55 is quite crappy, especially the plastic lens mount which can wear out with time.

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    are the price quotes on canon's and nikon's websites accurate?

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    are the price quotes on canon's and nikon's websites accurate?
    VERY inaccurate!!!

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    VERY inaccurate!!!
    then where can i find a proper pricelist?
    i have searched all over the net to no avail. i am fast losing hope. save me.

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: canon eos 66 or nikon f55?

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    then where can i find a proper pricelist?
    i have searched all over the net to no avail. i am fast losing hope. save me.
    The Canon/Nikon pricelist on the websites lists the SRP of the product, which is normally quite a bit higher. This is usually what what you will pay if you buy from a place like Best, Harvey Norman, etc.

    Go to Cathay Photo's website at http://www.cathayphoto.com.sg/ and get an equote on the products you are interested in. You should get a response within 2 days.

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    Originally posted by ckiang


    Avoid both. Save a bit more money and go for the Nikon F80 or Canon EOS 30. I don't know about the EOS 66, but the F55 is quite crappy, especially the plastic lens mount which can wear out with time.

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    The phrase 'a bit more money' is a severe understatement. The EOS 30 about thrice the price of EOS 66.

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: canon eos 66 or nikon f55?

    Originally posted by ckiang


    The Canon/Nikon pricelist on the websites lists the SRP of the product, which is normally quite a bit higher. This is usually what what you will pay if you buy from a place like Best, Harvey Norman, etc.

    Go to Cathay Photo's website at http://www.cathayphoto.com.sg/ and get an equote on the products you are interested in. You should get a response within 2 days.

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    I think with e-quote, you still wouldn't get the best possible price availble. Surely it wouldn't hurt too much to haul yourself down to the shop and try the cameras right? one of the reason why you're indecisive could be because you haven't handled the cameras yet?

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    I think with e-quote, you still wouldn't get the best possible price availble. Surely it wouldn't hurt too much to haul yourself down to the shop and try the cameras right? one of the reason why you're indecisive could be because you haven't handled the cameras yet?
    And I agreed with you abt the part of going down to the shop.
    It would be wise to go with a frd to seek his/her opinion. Also, have a feel of the cam itself will also help to decide which to get.

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    Originally posted by Bluestrike

    And I agreed with you abt the part of going down to the shop.
    It would be wise to go with a frd to seek his/her opinion. Also, have a feel of the cam itself will also help to decide which to get.
    The day before i posted this thread i went down to Best to get the price of the EOS 66.
    $398.

    Yesterday i went down to Alan Photo. $350.

    I have felt the camera. Feels good and light. Nice colours too. Just dont have advanced features like DOF preview (is that neccesary?).

    I am currently a student and dont think i can afford any more. I'll just have to borrow lenses from my school's photography club.

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    Originally posted by edx
    The day before i posted this thread i went down to Best to get the price of the EOS 66.
    $398.

    Yesterday i went down to Alan Photo. $350.

    I have felt the camera. Feels good and light. Nice colours too. Just dont have advanced features like DOF preview (is that neccesary?).

    I am currently a student and dont think i can afford any more. I'll just have to borrow lenses from my school's photography club.
    OIC....
    If possible, try looking ard for a 2nd hand EOS 300 I think it better lor!

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    yeah a eos300 is much better

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    wattabout minolta-77, pentax-88, ?-99, ?-00......
    relax bro..........

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    Originally posted by Bluestrike

    OIC....
    If possible, try looking ard for a 2nd hand EOS 300 I think it better lor!
    great news. today i went down to cathay photo they quoted me EOS 300 with 28-90 lense at $620.
    Hmm..

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    Originally posted by edx
    great news. today i went down to cathay photo they quoted me EOS 300 with 28-90 lense at $620.
    Hmm..
    That the standard pricing!
    But I think that given your budget constraint, try to look for a 2nd hand one. Look ard, there may be people selling. Also, look out for EOS50/55 as it is quite a good SLR despite being ard for a while.

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: canon eos 66 or nikon f55?

    Originally posted by edx
    great news. today i went down to cathay photo they quoted me EOS 300 with 28-90 lense at $620.
    Hmm..
    Maybe can join in the next SEED. Can bargain some more, I believe.

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    Originally posted by Bluestrike

    That the standard pricing!
    But I think that given your budget constraint, try to look for a 2nd hand one. Look ard, there may be people selling. Also, look out for EOS50/55 as it is quite a good SLR despite being ard for a while.
    i was actually surprised to get that quote because i went to the canon website and it quoted $890 with 28-80 mm lense!

    now at least there is some hope.

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    Originally posted by edx
    i was actually surprised to get that quote because i went to the canon website and it quoted $890 with 28-80 mm lense!

    now at least there is some hope.
    That why in the 1st place, I said that it is VERY inaccurate!

    ANyway, you not looking into 2nd hand stuff?

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    Just for your infomation, the lens that comes with the camera is not very good....

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    Originally posted by Bluestrike

    That why in the 1st place, I said that it is VERY inaccurate!

    ANyway, you not looking into 2nd hand stuff?
    I will then have to worry about the state of the camera and whether the warrantee has expired.

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