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amirfarhan

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Hi all! A question.

I want to upgrade! Which DSLR would be best as a step-up to my D70? My budget is around $6K. Any comments and suggestion are welcomed.

Any recommendations for Nikon, Canon, Fuji etc.


Thanks to all CS members. :cool:
 

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amirfarhan said:
Hi all! A question.

I want to upgrade! Which DSLR would be best as a step-up to my D70? My budget is around $6K. Any comments and suggestion are welcomed.

Any recommendations for Nikon, Canon, Fuji etc.


Thanks to all CS members. :cool:
Since you're already using a Nikon, an upgrade to D100/D2Hs/D1X would be good?
 

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amirfarhan said:
Hi all! A question.

I want to upgrade! Which DSLR would be best as a step-up to my D70? My budget is around $6K. Any comments and suggestion are welcomed.

Any recommendations for Nikon, Canon, Fuji etc.


Thanks to all CS members. :cool:

If you plan to keep your Nikon lenses, naturally I wld go for D2Hs. But with $6k budget, you can't go wrong with either 20D or D2Hs.
 

amirfarhan

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D2Hs. Its the one with the lower MP count, is it?
 

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well if you're talking about body ONLY for upgrading, then since u're on nikon, with that budget i guess it's the d2hs (still got change)..

but if you don't mind other systems, then u need to sell everything, and add 6k to what your current system can fetch you, and that'll be ur budget for a new system (canon, or whichever).

if you STILL wanna keep your nikon system and spend 6k on Canon, then you're looking at 20D and probably only one at most 2 L lenses... but dun ask me i know nuts about Canon. :bsmilie:
 

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hmm ... ever considered another brand that also uses nikon f-mount? ... if u dun wanna 'downgrade' to a '4mp dslr with no built in flash' :bsmilie: [seriously, it is an upgrade]

then i guess you could consider d2x [1k more than your budget]

or fuji S3 Pro ...

i'm surprised that neither parker nor joho reccomended it ... :bsmilie:
 

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amirfarhan said:
D2Hs. Its the one with the lower MP count, is it?
so? is the 4.1MP 'only' D2h/D2hs ever stop people like willyfoo, avatar etc.. produce 'bad' and 'low quality' images? :think:

u wanna upgrade? ask urself wat do u shoot MOST OFTEN. events? sports? portrait? landscape? street? etc.. etc... then, u select the cam for the purpose.

since u already have a selection of nikon lenses, plus ur familiarity with nikon system, u shld stick to nikon DSLRs. with a $6k budget, cams like D2h/D2hs and D2x (with a bit of top up) falls within ur budget, if u are into buying new cams. if u looking to save a bit, with a $6k budget, there are plenty of D2h in Buy/Sell.

still, ask urself wat do u shoot most often, then decide. mebbe, when u figured dat out... u might stick with ur D70 after all? ;p
 

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the d70 is very capable leh ... heh ... only falls short if u want like 5fps+ ...maybe u could consider upgrading your arsenal of lenses ... rather than the camera body?
 

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If i'm you... i will go for trinity first.... :)
trinity as in the matrix reloaded?
 

user111

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sell the d70 to get back $1000+ but keep the kit lens(i assume u r using it)
buy a second hand d2h ($3k)
dont buy the d2hs since the price itself is too expensive (the minor upgrade from d2h to d2hs is not worth the extra $ IMO)
if u want to save even more $ then hunt for a used d1h($2k)
alternatively there are 2 copies of d1x on sale on TCW ($3k)
after selling the d70, total u have
- one kit lens
-$7000+
minus $3k for body, u still have $4k+ for
-flash
-long lens (AFD 80-200/2.8 two-touch 2nd hand approx $1200)
-another body or another special lens (long prime, micro-nikkor, fisheye, tiltshift, or whatever u fancy)
 

amirfarhan

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thanks for the tip. sure saves a bundle. will consider.
 

amirfarhan

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Adam Goi said:
Hi.

I'd be more interested to know why you want to upgrade ... can share?
Looking to move to an upgraded specs body. Need a pro body for my work.
 

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