28th June 2004, 09:09 AM
Originally Posted by LiOnElLiN
28th June 2004, 11:32 AM
digressing slightly, but some ultra high end digicams have sufficiently versatile lens n cost less in the long run. is there any reason besides flexibility in changing lens and shutter lag to buy dslr instead of a high end digicam?
28th June 2004, 03:23 PM
Ummm, those a pretty big reasons already! Ever tried to shoot a fast moving child with a P&S?
Originally Posted by shuy
1) Focussing speeds --> Faster for DSLR with the right lenses
2) Shallow DOF --> Difficult to get with P&S
3) Low noise --> Read Phil Askey's reviews of the new generation 8MP cams, still nowhere close to DSLR for noise performance
4) Image quality from lens--> Many high end lenses cost more than the camera, and for a reason. With a P&S, you are stuck with the lens fixed on the end of the cam.
At the end of the day, better functionality, better performance and better image quality.
28th June 2004, 03:36 PM
I changed to DSLR about 2 years ago and I never stop buying lens or accessories. I try to restrain myself but it's a losing battle. You just cannot seem to stop buying stuff. Most CSers can tell you that.
28th June 2004, 04:26 PM
To stick to your original request.....
Originally Posted by photo2k
For either cameras, the Sigma 70-300 is a pretty versatile lens for the price. If you can live with slightly lesser quality, the Canon 300D comes with a Canon 75-300 lens.
For the wider end, the kit lens does a adequate job. Alternatively, the new Sigma 18-55 fills in the same role. Add to that a cheap Canon / Nikon 50mm f1.8 lens and you will have a pretty good setup already.
With the 3 lenses listed above you will have from around 18mm to 300mm.
Plus a fast lens at 50mm. The 3 lenses should add up to below S$1K. For low light / indoor, both DSLR allows good higher ISO settings which will overcome the small apertures of the 2 cheap telezooms.
Do note that getting a DSLR is a little different from digital point and shoot. There is the constant temptation to get a better part to go with it. You will also need to factor in a good flash system to go with that. Or even a tripod / monopod, etc, etc....