Best to go down to a shop and try out the cameras to see which model you feel comfortable with.
α300, 18-250mm, 35mm f1.8
Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony
hey guys... new DSLR user, planning to get 1 very soon. I am still stuck between canon and nikon. All along being a nikon fan but today go do a some try on the nikon cam abit not use to it. I tried nikon d60 (body ok but spec so so) I tried d90 (my fav cam but abit too big for me) and last i try canon (a few model) and i quite like it!!!!
It so call make me decide to get canon but i really dont know what to get as along i am a nikon fan. I am looking for a beginner to a mid range kit. I am actually looking at 500d it seen to me smaller body and come in handy on me. I try on my fren 1000d body is abit big but so far quite ok. 450d not too bad also but dun really like it.
I believe as i move on in this hobby, i will slow fall in love with it to get more. Maybe to the extend to get another set of cam. I know ppl tell me it's not that much about the body more about the lens, we play with lens more.... I need a cam who can be use for a 3rd party lens as well (just in case i fall in love with other brand lens) so i really dont know what to buy.
Another thing i wanna to ask, i know this news is not new anymore.
Canon all parts are still make in Japan and all are canon parts right??? as for nikon i hear make it thai for anything that is lower range then D200 and their internal parts are not all nikon??
hmmmm, I suppose Nikon and Canon should close shop and forget about entry-level cameras then...
is it important whether the parts in the camera come from Japan or not?
In fact, the build of some equipments from China are starting to be on par with equipments made in developed countries. I'd bet on my YongNuo equipments and Benro tripod for this.
Last edited by Evilchaosz; 18th October 2009 at 03:15 AM.
Don't forget Canon's 1000D, it's good enough for "entry-level" till you get enough exp and cash to go "pro".
Also, if you're serious about starting into photography, check what bundles and buy-for-buy packages they have. One example was my 75-300mm, by itself it's RRP is $450 but buy-with-buy it cost me $130. Push for more freebies, don't be afraid to express disappointment, excitement and disgust when "negotiating", after all... the customer is always right. =)
It's mainly to do with the difference between RRP and street price.
For example, a camera with RRP of $1099 might only be selling for about $950.
A lens with RRP of $450 might only be selling for $390.
Therefore 950 + 390 = $1340.
If shop offers you camera at $1099 with lens at 'special price' of $200, that's $1299, which is cheaper than $1340, but not by a HUGE margin.
This is the "trick" regularly employed at electronics fairs, be it for lenses or accessories like flash, etc.
It's still a good deal la, but not a steal, that's all.
No magic involved
nikon is make is thailand, parts are from all over the places.... sensor are from sony which what alot of ppl tell me that. As i say early on ppl tell me that their normal cam are mainly make in thailand only d200 above is from japan.
As for canon still make in japan, so far dont hear dun comment about it, i mean quaility wise i cant compare with nikon cause i never use nikon before. I quite like canon but cant decide which model.
I know different ppl have different view and these 2 brand are mainly just 'brandes' item to attract customer. Ppl tell me for start sony will be good and easy.
Well i am greedy... i will buy a mid range and stick to it for abt 2-3yrs and of cause most impt is lens. I will buy lens to carry on.
*can someone tell me what will be a reasonable cam for canon since i know what i want for nikon. Than i can go shop to try out that canon model and compare again.
Last edited by twisted illusion; 19th October 2009 at 10:11 AM.
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