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Simon_84

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hi all, i'm torn between getting D50/D40/350D.
can any of the users of the a/m 3 cams provide some comments ?

is there any real difference between canon and nikon photos produced by these 3 various cams ?

there are some users of 350D mentioning that the pics are rather blant.
could it be due to the lens kit ?

i need some enlightment, please. :confused:
 

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What you mean by bland? Yea maybe the default image parametrers do need some help in bumping out the saturation/contrast but shoot RAW and all your problems are solved :D (well most related to contrast/punch colours)

Been using a 350D for more than a year now and it has been serving me well. But yes i must say the canon kit lens is quite bad unless stopped down 1 stop or so.

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Sharpness is not an issue and colours can be bumped back :)



That said if you can just get a 17-50 or 16-50 2.8 from the third party manufacturers :D. I use a 17-40 cause I want full and 1.3 crop compatibility in all my lenses.
 

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What you mean by bland? Yea maybe the default image parametrers do need some help in bumping out the saturation/contrast but shoot RAW and all your problems are solved :D (well most related to contrast/punch colours)

Been using a 350D for more than a year now and it has been serving me well. But yes i must say the canon kit lens is quite bad unless stopped down 1 stop or so.

Sharpness is not an issue and colours can be bumped back :)

That said if you can just get a 17-50 or 16-50 2.8 from the third party manufacturers :D. I use a 17-40 cause I want full and 1.3 crop compatibility in all my lenses.
you mean by adjusting the default image parameters to +1 in the camera itself or in photoshop colour setting?
 

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you mean by adjusting the default image parameters to +1 in the camera itself or in photoshop colour setting?
If i dont want to post process much i normally have +2 +1 +2 +0 and shoot in jpg. Disadvantage is that you haev a much higher chance of blowing highlight details or losing shadows.. If not its raw and I can adjust it to whatever I want later. Photoshop does offer MUCH more control though and unless its an event I normally use photoshop for the finishing touches.
 

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oh yah, between the flash raised assist AF of the 350D and just the AF assist of D40.
since 350D flash is electronically activated, could this be a slower AF procedure as compared to the D40 AF only ?
 

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