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    If you carry two DSLRs for shooting to avoid changing lenses, one DSLR is an entry level 6mp camera and the other a higher level 12mp camera. The lenses are 18-55mm and 55-200mm. What would be the preferred combination?

    6mp DSLR + 18-55mm lens
    12mp DSLR + 55-200mm lens

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    6mp DSLR + 55-200mm lens
    12mp DSLR + 18-55mm lens
    Last edited by LBL2009; 5th October 2010 at 12:15 PM.
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    id just suggest getting a 18-200 really.
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    Doesn't matter, really.
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    Default Re: Carry two DSLRs, what combination?

    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    If you carry two DSLRs ..... one DSLR is an entry level 6mp camera
    In the first place ................is there a 6mp DSLR on the market today ?
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    Not much difference. All in one 18-200/250/270mm are actually not expensive and have decent IQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Doesn't matter, really.
    I think so too, doesn't really matter. Unless it's a full frame and a crop

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedy77 View Post
    Unless it's a full frame and a crop
    correct. u only see major difference (in terms of focal length + FOV) if u using one FF and one crop.

    if both 6mp and 12mp is a crop body... unless you pixel peep into the photos, i dun see both got any difference.

    like others said, u are better off using one cam and 18-200 so you dun need to switch lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    In the first place ................is there a 6mp DSLR on the market today ?
    No more in production, the Nikon D40 I am using now. I would like to keep it when I upgrade.
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    There is no difference really.

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    If you need to crop, using the 12 Mp can possibly retain more detail.

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    If given only these 2 choices, my preferred choice will be:

    6mp DSLR + 55-200mm lens
    12mp DSLR + 18-55mm lens

    Reason is that that changes of cropping will be higher when using the 18-55mm lens.

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    I might prolly use this combi :

    camera body (doesnt matter) with 30mm 1.4 or 50mm
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    camera body (doesnt matter too) with a 18-200mm.
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    I would spend the money on a faster lens instead of buying another camera. If it is going to be a camera, then it ought to be a potential master grade D700 fx camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicianhisoka View Post
    id just suggest getting a 18-200 really.
    i second this... haha! why carry 2 cams if the range can be covered by 1 cam with an 18-200mm lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wurdelak View Post
    i second this... haha! why carry 2 cams if the range can be covered by 1 cam with an 18-200mm lens.
    why dun just learn how to change lenses fast?
    i dunno but 6mp the resolution is way much smaller right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    why dun just learn how to change lenses fast?
    i dunno but 6mp the resolution is way much smaller right?
    It is not speed but the trouble of changing lenses when walking about shooting.

    Yes, there are constraints with a 6mp D40 in post processing cropping, always need to think composition before pressing the shutter release. Narrow dynamic range is another factor, it limits how much I can save the highlight without underexposing shadow in a high contrast situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    If you carry two DSLRs for shooting to avoid changing lenses, one DSLR is an entry level 6mp camera and the other a higher level 12mp camera. The lenses are 18-55mm and 55-200mm. What would be the preferred combination?

    6mp DSLR + 18-55mm lens
    12mp DSLR + 55-200mm lens

    or

    6mp DSLR + 55-200mm lens
    12mp DSLR + 18-55mm lens
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