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Dilemma About My First DSLR.  
User currently offlineYULtoPEI From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 218 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Hi,

I'm now searching for my first digital SLR.
I'm sooo happy to finally doing the big step. Wink/being sarcastic

I would like to buy a Canon 300D because I know and you know that is a really good camera. I find a really good price in a shop in the Montreal downtown. In this shop I have the black lens kit, and I don't pay ALL Quebec expensive taxes. Is a good deal... The better I fund here.

But I fund another offer... I can have I really, really nice deal for a used but carefully used canon D60, the camera have a little bit more then 10 000 shutter. I know that this is 3 years old camera... I saw many good pictures tacked with the D60 in A.net DB. (Wietse de Graaf AirTeamImages, Mike Moores. NICE PICS )

What do you think I need to do... New black 300D with 18-55mm or a D60 without lens For a awesome price for save and buy a good lens for the D60 ?????

Best regards
YULtoPEI

[Edited 2005-02-04 22:36:36]

[Edited 2005-02-04 22:38:12]


PEI in Colombia!!!. [Canon T2i]
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User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1283 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

Salut,

Well, having recently purchased a used D30 myself, I would say go for the D60. You're going to save a lot, which means you can pour more money into better lenses. Plus, I'm not even sure that the 300D is much better than the D60.

A346Dude



You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

Hi there,

THe D30 is a great deal. I got one in late 2003, then bought some L Glass for it. You'd be surprised the difference a nice bit of glass makes. Only down side is its a bit limited at times, and is also getting long in the tooth.

So I'd say go for the D60, or maybe a 10D if you can find a deal somewhere. Then add some nice glass to your set up, you won't be disappointed with Canon gear.

Good luck,

Regards,

Justin  Smile


User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

Honestly,

You have to remember that the D60 sold for well over a thousand dollars when it first came out. I have the Black 300D and love the camera. The results are great and the camera itself is great looking.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneosd60/

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos300d/

Really I would say that they are both great cameras. I know a guy who owns one, have shot with one a few times, and like yourself I was faced with the same choice. I, as you can tell, went with the black 300D and wouldn't have it any other way. Regardless I think you'll be happy with whatever choice you make.

Thanks again and good luck!

Ua777222



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineYULtoPEI From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Thank you for your reply...

You help me to make my choose, and I finally decide to go with the D60 with this beautiful price. I try it yesterday and the quality is awesome.... Compare to my old canon S1.

Now I can invest in good lens for complete my gear.
Have some idea for good lens with the D60 ??? I got the 75-300mm first serie USM... and look for another lens.

Best regards
YULtoPEI




PEI in Colombia!!!. [Canon T2i]
User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2996 times:
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I used the D60 for a bit under 2 years with fabulous results until the processor committed suicide and the shutter mechanism went awry.

Granted I used it quite heavily (I dont know how many shots it took though, no numbers), but still was quite disappointed with that sort of thing happening. It felt like there was a time limit to its use.

Enjoy the camera - it can give you excellent shots - just take very good care of it.




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User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1283 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

Though I have no personal experience with it, I have heard great things about the Canon 70-200 f4.0 L lens. The quality is apparently excellent and the price is not bad (I think its about $800CAD). I have pretty much decided it will be my next lens purchase - L glass quality with a reasonable price!

Dustin



You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Definetely an excellent lens, dustin. I use it for about 95% of my shots in the database, and I love it. The focusing is lightning fast, and the picture quality is excellent. The only situation where it is somewhat lacking is low-light, but even then it is better than my kit lens, and it performs well with a flash.

Regards.



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User currently offlineChrisM001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 72 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

The 70-200mm F4 lens is a great little lens. I use it less these days as I have a 50-500 that covers the same range, but a great lens nevertheless.

Chris


User currently offlineYULtoPEI From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

First result :




Do you think I can submit it ???

Your opinion ?



PEI in Colombia!!!. [Canon T2i]
User currently offlineDRAIGONAIR From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

hey,

yeh the 300D is a good camera...was my first DSLR also! i would recomend it!

YULtoPEI they look good!
give it a shot!  Big thumbs up

cheers

Nick



cheers
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