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    Quote Originally Posted by LiOnElLiN
    you've probably heard this before... but anyways, here goes...
    what lenses you need depends on what you want to shoot

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shuy
    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?
    Ummm, those a pretty big reasons already! Ever tried to shoot a fast moving child with a P&S?

    Other reasons:

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photo2k
    Hi advisors,

    I thought of switching to DSLR either Canon 300D or Nikon D70. I don't want to put in too much for lenses.
    Can someone suggest what are the min lenses that I should buy and what are the price range ? I need a zoom lense up to 300mm. I don't mind lenses from third parties.

    Thank a lot.
    To stick to your original request.....

    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....

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