Is it worth to get a Canon D30 ?


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hagenuk

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Any D-SLR user here ?

Do you think it is advisable to get a Canon D30 at this time ?
Is 3mp enough ? What is the maximum size can I get from it ? 8R ?

Should I wait for D60 ? MY budget is about S$3K only for can only get a 2nd hand.

Please advise !

Thanks....
 

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Originally posted by hagenuk
Any D-SLR user here ?

Do you think it is advisable to get a Canon D30 at this time ?
Is 3mp enough ? What is the maximum size can I get from it ? 8R ?

Should I wait for D60 ? MY budget is about S$3K only for can only get a 2nd hand.

Please advise !

Thanks....
Do you own any Canon-mount lenses? If no, you'll probably end up with your dream D30 (used) with hardly any $$ to buy lenses...don't forget you may want to get a microdrive and such...hang on for a while...see what D60 has to offer, in terms of price and output! ;)
 

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eversince the x3 came up i has no interest watsoever with today's cams anymore hehe... can't wait for them to start appearing maybe next yr perhaps
 

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Originally posted by Mystix
eversince the x3 came up i has no interest watsoever with today's cams anymore hehe... can't wait for them to start appearing maybe next yr perhaps
wht's so obsessive? Anyway, sigma release a D-SLR using a X3 chip
 

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Originally posted by hagenuk
Any D-SLR user here ?

Do you think it is advisable to get a Canon D30 at this time ?
Is 3mp enough ? What is the maximum size can I get from it ? 8R ?

Should I wait for D60 ? MY budget is about S$3K only for can only get a 2nd hand.

Please advise !

Thanks....
3 megapixels is quite more than enough for most people. The D30 is quite capable to stunning 10x15" prints. If you think you need a D-SLR NOW, a 2nd hand one might be a good deal. But like adam mentioned, if you don't already have Canon EF mount lenses, you will need to factor them in as well.

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CK
 

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An intital setup would most probably set you back 5K+. Body + a Sigma 24-70 or Canon 28-105 lens. Extra batt, filters etc.

A D30 can easily print up to A3+ in size. No probs about that. Silky smooth images at ISO100 and 200, usable 400 and fantastic grainy B&W at 800 and 1600! (at least for me)

Take some time, think about it and save more money...

Or else, wait for the D60.
 

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at the next seed/gathering (after easter..) can someone bring A4 prints from a D30... I would really like to see them.



Originally posted by zapp!
An intital setup would most probably set you back 5K+. Body + a Sigma 24-70 or Canon 28-105 lens. Extra batt, filters etc.

A D30 can easily print up to A3+ in size. No probs about that. Silky smooth images at ISO100 and 200, usable 400 and fantastic grainy B&W at 800 and 1600! (at least for me)

Take some time, think about it and save more money...

Or else, wait for the D60.
 

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Originally posted by erwinx
at the next seed/gathering (after easter..) can someone bring A4 prints from a D30... I would really like to see them.
i have quite a few of them. wanna see A3 sized ones as well? ;P
 

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Originally posted by hagenuk
Any D-SLR user here ?

Do you think it is advisable to get a Canon D30 at this time ?
Is 3mp enough ? What is the maximum size can I get from it ? 8R ?

Should I wait for D60 ? MY budget is about S$3K only for can only get a 2nd hand.

Please advise !

Thanks....
Hi

since u pm me the qn, i've already replied to u. check your pm.
 

erwinx

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Hi,

will be coming back for Easter holidays + a couple of weeks. would love to see A4/A3 prints from a D30 or other digital camera.

I can bring some A4 prints from my F70 shots :)

My problem is that after so long, my Epson 750 prints heads are probably clogged beyond cleaning, so I probably have to spend $130 getting them replaced before i can start printing again [with new 7 colour printers looming, no point to replace with a 810 which is nearly identical]
 

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ok, i don't want to stir up any quarrel with simon or red dawn.

my two cents : Digital Camera still got a long way to go !!


ok, I'm outta here.



:D
 

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Thanks everyone for your comments recommendation.

In fact i'm only required to get a body since i've got a EOS 3 body and a few lens & flash & 1GB microdrive for my notesbook so don't think I need to spend lots $$$.

I also hope cut down cost spent on development & printing since this is only my hobby and further more alway have problem sharing slides with my friends and colleagues.

So i was thinking is it more advisable to get a Nikon CoolScan or a D-SLR for long term. CoolScan cost S$1200-$2200 or maybe save abit more and get Canon D30/D60 about S$3600-$4,000

I'm also concern of the quality of the picture of D30 since I have never seen any print out.

So is there any brothers kind enough to show us some of your masterpiece done by D30 ? : )
 

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