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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2009, 00:40 »
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These are USD at Adorama. Sure you can do similar closer to home. This would be my pick for your budget, and help with portraits and landscapes.

Canon 50D body $1069
Canon 50mm f1.8 $85
Canon 28-135mm IS $ $299 (refurb)
Sigma 10-20mm EX DC $420

50D has enough pixels to allow you to submit to Alamy without too much upsizing. The 50mm f1.8 is still my fave lens I use all the time on the 5D. And the Sigma 10-20mm is a fantastic landscape lens.

Then just buy a Phoenix or similar flash unit and you are a strobist.


« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2009, 09:06 »
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I would say that you will get no good reason to choose Canon over Nikon or Nikon over Canon: both brands are a good and safe choice and whatever you choose you will have everything you need to do excellent photos.
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This is thus a strange situation where you have to choose with no good arguments to help you... but whatever you choose, you win  ;D

+1 - This is exactly my thought on the matter.  As a full time photo pro who gets to shoot Canon regularly and Nikon irregularly, I can say the differences have only ever come in how well I know how to use a particular camera.  So get one,  learn it,  learn it some more, and then learn it a bit better.  That's the best camera - the one you know.

« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2009, 11:02 »
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The Q is so old... And there is no single answer, like you can see from the previous responses.

I own 40D that you consider, upgraded from 20D. 40D is a great camera and you will enjoy it. It sells now on discount because of newer 50D which comes with more MP and better high-ISO control.

In fact, it all depends what is important to you and what you are looking for. Is it the budget? The overall weight of camera and accessories? The best image quality? High sensor sensitivity / high ISO low light shooting? Ability to take a good shot in all-weather conditions? Ability to shot high speed sport? You can continue this list of questions with a few tens like these. Only answering them one by one you will configure out what camera and lenses fit your needs.

For instance, if you say: weight & budget are important, but I can compromise on image quality and I do not care that I will be unable to take some shots,  I would say - go to APS-C sized camera and get 18-200 Canon or Nikon budget zoom.
Since you will own just 1 lenses and just 1 body it does not matter if it is Canon or Nikon - get the cheapest set you can have or get the brand you are regular to and sell it later on.

Working with your gear, you will learn the capabilities and the restrictions of your camera and lenses and you will get a better knowledge of what do you need for your next purchase.

hali

« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2009, 11:20 »
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+1 - This is exactly my thought on the matter.  As a full time photo pro who gets to shoot Canon regularly and Nikon irregularly, I can say the differences have only ever come in how well I know how to use a particular camera.  So get one,  learn it,  learn it some more, and then learn it a bit better.  That's the best camera - the one you know.

Good point. Know thy tool. It's what makes an artist, not the brand. Well said mantonino.

« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2009, 18:39 »
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I would say that you will get no good reason to choose Canon over Nikon or Nikon over Canon: both brands are a good and safe choice and whatever you choose you will have everything you need to do excellent photos.
...
This is thus a strange situation where you have to choose with no good arguments to help you... but whatever you choose, you win  ;D

+1 - This is exactly my thought on the matter.  As a full time photo pro who gets to shoot Canon regularly and Nikon irregularly, I can say the differences have only ever come in how well I know how to use a particular camera.  So get one,  learn it,  learn it some more, and then learn it a bit better.  That's the best camera - the one you know.

Exactly, listen to this guy, he knows what he is talking about.

shank_ali

« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2009, 01:14 »
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why buy a nikon and a noise reduction programme when you can buy a canon and shoot with no noise ??

« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2009, 15:58 »
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I started out on Olympus and am now a Canon enthusiast.

I recently (six months ago) bought a 5d kit with the 24-105mm IS USM and after spending months researching I felt it was the best camera for the price and I am very happy with it.

Honestly though, you will be just fine with Canon or Nikon. Just pick a brand and stick with it.

After all its the photographer not the camera  ;)

« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2009, 18:35 »
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Ah the age old Canon vs Nikon debate continues here.

I started with a 35mm Nikon...got more lenses, upgraded my bodies, and bought and sold more lenses. As a beginner, I had no real reason to go with nikon instead of canon, I just got a camera I liked. I have stuck with it basically because of how much money I have put into lenses and such for Nikon products. I guess it sucked me in.

Honestly, personally, I like Nikon better than Canon. Some people complain if a camera is too heavy - and from my experience Nikon is usually heavier. But imho, I think that feels much more sturdy and better for me. I like where the controls are on Nikons as compared to Canon. I guess I like my cameras for stupid reasons.

But when you look at it, both brands are the top of the line. They both make great cameras that produce about the same quality results. I have heard that Nikon has more noise problems at high isos than Canon, but I dont really see a huge difference honestly. I'd suggest you read up on each camera from each brand to find what suits your needs. Someone above me said that lenses are more important than bodies and that is absolutely true. So make sure you get good glass and with either brand you will likely be happy. Also another tip is to go to the store and feel out the cameras. If you dont like the controls, you probably wont like the camera. Even if you intend to buy online or through a catalog, still go to the store and mess around with your camera candidates.

Lastly, try not to get caught up in the whole Canon vs. Nikon debate. There is no final answer to which is better. :) Good luck!

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« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2009, 00:10 »
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why buy a nikon and a noise reduction programme when you can buy a canon and shoot with no noise ??
Ahhh, Shank, you must be answering a question from 2002. It's 2009 and Nikon clearly has caught up, or possibly even surpassed, Canon. Why do you stir the pot?

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« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2009, 01:27 »
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Go CANON baby!!!!!!!   ;D

« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2009, 05:24 »
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It all depends on the glass you might have already. It has been stressed often here and elsewhere, glass outlasts cam bodies and take up most of the costs.

« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2009, 18:00 »
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I start to photography with Nikon. and im very satisfied ...
For me ist Nikon the best  :)

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« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2009, 18:17 »
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Canon? What's that...  :)

« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2009, 18:44 »
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Canon? What's that...  :)

My next camera.

RaFaLe

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« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2009, 03:14 »
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Canon? What's that...  :)

I think it's a device that propels heavy balls.
It's actually quite funny - I "shoot" with a Canon!  :D


 

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