1. i m not comparing 50mm to 35mm, just that i thought Nikon has no 50mm prime lens..haha...so stupid!
2. in my impression, Canon pictures are more warmer, which is what i dont like. I like Nikon pictures, closer to natural (what we see from naked eye). If we just WB or PP, will it affect the overall picture quality? If this thing can settle, haha, no problem then.
3. In general, i dun think i will invest some much on camera, since i am not rich, not affordable to it. I think for my photography journey, i will just invest on several stuff:
1 kit lens (18-55mm)
1 zoom lens (probably 55-250mm) or 18-200mm
1 50mm f1.8 prime lens
1 macro lens (60mm, but ll be later)
simple flash like Canon 270ex or Nikon SB-400
i think those think will add up cost me 3-4k....haha....
but i would think, those stuff will be complete for any kind of shooting!
Anyway, thanks for those constructive advises given by all the seniors in CS....very useful for me....
Originally Posted by wallacetham
Sounds to me like your lens list is simply to fill up the focal range from 18mm to 200mmOriginally Posted by wallacetham
I don't think it's COMPLETE for any kind of shooting too!
You MAY not end up using some of the lenses, depending on your interest area within photography. Best to figure out your needs first.
50mm f/1.8 can be an awkward focal length for a camera with a cropped sensor.
i beg to differ on canon not being natural-looking..canons have lifelike colours(in my opinion)..i find that nikon pictures are "crispier" if that is a suitable word to use due to the expeed processing..the contrast i wished my canon can recreate(or maybe i am doing something wrong)
wat i admire most about nikons is the control switch/dials layout..its so user-friendly and easy to pick up on if u are a non user...i wish my canon had a nikon-style controls layout..pentax is also another brand that has very user-friendly layout of switches and dials
Don't count out sony though...to me it has an awesome line of cameras (a700 and a900)..plus CZ lenses..i just love the contrast....
even the blues of olympus make my mouth drool at times..
i think that its the camera that chooses the user..and not the user choose the camera...my first cam being a A200...it was fine and all until i actually tried my current 20D which to me feels so good at the right places..
surely every brand is attractive in its own way..
oh how i wished i had a K7...or an A900..or a D300..or an E3...not forgetting the s5pro...there will always be something mysterious about my old 20d which i find so hard to let go off....hehehe
i dunno..maybe i OT already..and it all doesnt make sense..did i leave out any brand?hehehe
Last edited by ardnirun; 17th August 2009 at 09:56 PM.
The Few...The PROUD...
Just choose one and make sure you stop thinking about the other(s) from then on. Not gonna be easy though.
BRAND WARZ BRAND WARZ WOOOOO
solve the problem go get a leica or leaf or something like that chyeaaaaah
D5000 + kit
7mill home crumpler
Still looking to get the 70-300, 50mm f1.4, 17-55 f2.8 and finally the 70-200 f2.8 in that order Selling 55-200 after getting 70-300
I shoot leisure, got event go shoot, bring my cam + 35mm everywhere i go. School prevents me from spending more time on photog
Most of the things i get 2nd hand. Dry box get anywhere also can. the 35mm got for $380 from buysell again. Lol, my shopping mall is the buysell area.
pentax is not known for brand name
but for producing cameras for photographers ho ho ho!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by daredevil123; 18th August 2009 at 11:47 AM.
Ricoh will definitely pwned all other brands if they decide to move to the dslr market. It has the best UI, best lens, best ergonomic design, and you get free photocopier and ink for every dslr sold. Beat that!
Btw, do you have any hands on experience with any Pentax model? mind to share?
I read the specs of Pentax K-7, very powerful! But i doubt the price will be much higher than any entry level camera. Any idea how much for it? with kit lens.