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    Default D70 or 300D

    Hi I am stuck and not sure which to buy:

    Just checked out Parissilk and the following is the kit pricing:

    1) Nikon D70 (with 18-65 not exactly sure) - $1990

    2) Canon 300 D (with 28 to 55) - $1750 plus bundled with an extra batt and 512 CF.

    Which would u choose if $ is not a problem and if performance is more impt.

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    If $$ is not an issue and performance is of utmost priority, u could look at the 1D Mk2 ($7k+) or even the upcoming 20D. If I were u, I'll wait a while first since the newer models are about to be announced soon.

    Btw, the above comment was made purely with the intention of expanding your options, just in case u might need higher performance. Just needed to clarify lest I get misunderstood.
    Last edited by imaginary_number; 20th August 2004 at 02:45 AM.

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    I'll get a FM2 and 35/2.

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    Focusing on the question of either a 300D or D70, I personally feel that the D70 will provide more bang for the buck. It is more feature laden compared to the 300D which is more designed by Canon to be a 'point and shoot' camera, most of the time.
    Alot of shutterbugs have a habit of pledging 'allegiance' to either Canon or Nikon and once you accumulate enough lens and assessories, it is an expensive exercise to switch camps, although I have seen in the buy/sell forum of a number of 'defections' from Canon 300D owners who wanted to off-load their new cameras for a D70.
    My two cents worth....

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    Take D70 anytime. Do a search and you'll get what you want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalbuff
    Hi I am stuck and not sure which to buy:

    Just checked out Parissilk and the following is the kit pricing:

    1) Nikon D70 (with 18-65 not exactly sure) - $1990

    2) Canon 300 D (with 28 to 55) - $1750 plus bundled with an extra batt and 512 CF.

    Which would u choose if $ is not a problem and if performance is more impt.

    D70 is good enuff. Sorry to say that u don't need a 1D Mk2 even if you got loads of $$$. Only smart people in this forum will advice you to spend your extra $$$ on good lens instead.

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    Unless you in hurry, hang on for a while lah. Heard that new 330D or something from tua-pow is due to launch soon.... I guess it will be in time for the Nov - Dec sales season...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shutterbug
    D70 is good enuff. Sorry to say that u don't need a 1D Mk2 even if you got loads of $$$. Only smart people in this forum will advice you to spend your extra $$$ on good lens instead.
    That seriously depends on his spending power and the level of performance required, which the threadstarter did not state. Seriously, smart people in this forum will advise u to buy what u need, and not waste extra $$$ unless absolutely necessary.

    Given a choice between the 300D and the D70 only, I would choose the D70 myself.
    Last edited by imaginary_number; 20th August 2004 at 02:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimCB
    I'll get a FM2 and 35/2.
    Wrong answer to an innocent questions. Convolution rather than clarification.

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    If u aint got a camera at the moment, I would say, not to wait for any "anticipated" models to arrive. Buy a D70 and start shooting. Not unless u have enough money for the 20D.... . 300D.. hmm, its already starting to feel old.

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    Default Thank you...i think you have help me made up my mind.

    Hi all

    Thanks v.much. My heart leans towards the D70 too and i am not very pro, just a beginner who started with a Panasonic FZ1 then LC1 (bought 2 months ago only.... who i like it very much altho it has limitations).

    So i guess i will buy the D70 with the AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6D

    Thanks.....

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    I will steer clear of the 28-200 though... unless U are not particular.

    I would go for the kit lens... 17-55AFS, and the 70-300G (or SIgma) for a start. Buy better stuff as u move along and discover your niche. The 28-200, is not wide enough......... .

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    I shall get 300D.

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    Default Get 20D

    Wait a while and get 20D, based on the US list $, it should not be very far from D70. Money not problem ? Go for 20D

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    20D will be out in Oct 2004, the prices of 10D , 300d or D70 will drop for sure

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    In all honesty, if you starting from scratch and have to choose between the 2, forget 300D and get the 70D. both are great cams but i think the D70 allows you to use more advance stuff as you progress. 300D is good but seems more basic.
    300D/5d2/40D/1d3/5D3
    17-40L F4, 28-70L F2.8, 24-105L F4, 50 F1.4, 70-200L F2.8

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    if no rush... wait until November then start buying.... or better will be in december... coz prices will be SUper WILD when all the brands starts their price war!!!

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