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    Default Re: Budget $2300-2500 : What to get????

    d90 + 16-85VR is pretty ok.
    but i would still recommend u get a flash.
    sb600 can bounce flash, which will definitely helps a lot in low-light situation

    i have use the 16-85vr before, with the vr on, u can definitely stop down to 1/10 with a steady hand n position, but not sure if ur object can stay fix...
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    Just get Canon as your nik suggests

    If you are attending a wedding party, it depends on your commit to groom/bride. If you are the main photographer, don't 'play' 'play' with peoples wedding. Get the dsr+kit+flash. If no commitments and just another guest with dslr, buy what you feel like.

    A kit zoom is going to be more versatile. The flash can negate its slowness. A prime is faster for ambient light photography and has a steeper learning curve (ie. shallow DOF wide open; 1 focal length only; knowledge to use for ambient light photog).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijnek View Post
    d90 + 16-85VR is pretty ok.
    but i would still recommend u get a flash.
    sb600 can bounce flash, which will definitely helps a lot in low-light situation

    i have use the 16-85vr before, with the vr on, u can definitely stop down to 1/10 with a steady hand n position, but not sure if ur object can stay fix...
    You make me want to consider D90 + 16-85 seriously....how about D90+18-200???

    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Just get Canon as your nik suggests

    If you are attending a wedding party, it depends on your commit to groom/bride. If you are the main photographer, don't 'play' 'play' with peoples wedding. Get the dsr+kit+flash. If no commitments and just another guest with dslr, buy what you feel like.

    A kit zoom is going to be more versatile. The flash can negate its slowness. A prime is faster for ambient light photography and has a steeper learning curve (ie. shallow DOF wide open; 1 focal length only; knowledge to use for ambient light photog).
    If canon what model should i get????

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanonFanz View Post
    is D300 high iso good?? or its the same as D90?
    It seems like from the response, D90 is not good on the iso part too....
    Looks at the review on DPReview, compare the high ISO samples from the 2 then decide...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanonFanz View Post
    is D300 high iso good?? or its the same as D90?
    It seems like from the response, D90 is not good on the iso part too....
    u can check out Ken Rockwell's D300/D90 ISO test on his website...take some of the things he says with a pinch of salt...

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    i prefer 16-85 cos it's dead sharp throughout the entire focal range.
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    if you can't wait... I sugguest A380L ($1399) + SAL75300 ($299) + HVL-F20AM ($99) + 2 yrs extended warranty include 1 free SAL50F18 len (sorry donno the price but should be less then $200 i guess.) + lots of free gifts. everything for less then 2K.

    if you can wait.. i highly recommend A550.
    Last edited by Shoooters; 11th September 2009 at 09:34 AM.

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    Default Re: Budget $2300-2500 : What to get????

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoooters View Post
    if you can't wait... I sugguest A380L ($1399) + SAL75300 ($299) + HVL-F20AM ($99) + 2 yrs extended warranty include 1 free SAL50F18 len (sorry donno the price but should be less then $200 i guess.) + lots of free gifts. everything for less then 2K.

    if you can wait.. i highly recommend A550.
    This is a very good deal.

    But TS's nick says that he's a Canon fan wor, so likely he wouldn't consider this.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    You prefer more towards walkabout lens or event oriented?
    D90 (1.2k)
    Tamron 17-50 (500)
    85mm (450)
    SB-600 (300)
    All used price in BnS, total 2.45k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    This is a very good deal.

    But TS's nick says that he's a Canon fan wor, so likely he wouldn't consider this.
    he said he is open to any good suggestion mah..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoooters View Post
    he said he is open to any good suggestion mah..
    But like many others, he only listed Canon & Nikon in his list.
    Anyway, shall not OT too much.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    Quote Originally Posted by szeping View Post
    You prefer more towards walkabout lens or event oriented?
    D90 (1.2k)
    Tamron 17-50 (500)
    85mm (450)
    SB-600 (300)
    All used price in BnS, total 2.45k.
    Above mentioned is for event oriented... If walkabout:

    Nikon D90 (1.2k)
    18-200mm VR (800)
    50mm (160)
    SB-600 (300)
    All used price in BnS, total 2.48k
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    Wedding/Event Photography - 10eyesGallery.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanonFanz View Post
    You make me want to consider D90 + 16-85 seriously....how about D90+18-200???



    If canon what model should i get????
    Sorry, I'm not a Canikon guy, so I'm can't recommend it on 1st hand experience.

    IMO, all the brands are as capable. Most viewing is done using LCD TV, LCD monitors or 4-5R prints anyway, which really negates a lot of the pixel peeping differences of the various brands. Buying into a brand is really buying into how the camera company uses the data captured by the sensor and translates it as what is 'correct' (very subjective). It is also buying into the brand, price, marketing, support and lens options that the company has to offer.

    that said, I'd be happy with a 500D by the looks of the price and specs.

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