Devil505x From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 232 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7952 times:
I was wondering if anyone could help me out. My girlfriend wants to buy me a new camera for Christmas and I have it narrowed it down to the Nikon D70 and the Canon Digital Rebel (not sure of exact model). I would appreciate anyone's opinion on these cameras and what I should go with. I am leaning towards the Nikon. I would also like people's opinions on lenses for the D70
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7940 times:
I am Nikon guy SO my opinion will be self serving. If you get the D70 you have to get the 80-200 2.8. It is an awesome lens. Focuses SO fast it gives you SO much flexibility and it's razor sharp. I also use the 80-400VR which I think is a good lens. Whatever you get best of luck and hope to see some pics of yours here!
I need to find a girl that will be that generous to me I think that both are pretty good cameras, but look at what lenses you'll buy when you decide. If you like Canon's line then go with the Rebel, the same if you like Nikon's.
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Gmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2160 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7918 times:
I have been exposed to both... oh and does your girlfriend have a sister??? Joking... other wise my gf will cut my BA!!S off!
Anyway, I think that in the past, canon has "claimed" to have better lenses and maybe with "L" glass they are. I think that the nikkor lense are pretty good. Get out and feel them and maybe look for a kit that is already together... that will get you going, and if you are on a budget get a good 70-300is zoom lense... if you go canon and can afford the 70-300 IS you will be off to a good start... try a gig flash card as well... oh and an extra battery
Best place to get any equipment is the small independent camera store just around the corner.
Support, service, expertise, etc. are all right there. They may cost a few dollars more than some mega warehouse over the internet where you're a number only and served by illegal immigrants or cheap labour from India or China but you get a lot for that and after shipping cost is added you may actually be cheaper buying local (certainly if you ever need service).
Kukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7770 times:
I've also been weighing up the Nikon D70 and the Canon 350D/Rebel XT. I haven't any experience with either of them, but I'm inclined towards the Canon because:
-- it seems to be slightly less noisy, not least because its minimum ISO is 100 as compared to 200 for the Nikon, and my current camera has given me a total aversion to noise
-- it has a slightly higher resolution (8 mp as opposed to 6), which can come in handy for making large prints or selling photos to high-spec buyers
-- where long zooms are concerned, the Canon 100-400L focuses faster than the Nikon 80-400 -- a significant consideration for airshows.
I wonder what the experienced guys think about these points.
Make the most of the available light ... a lesson of photography that applies to life
Jay767 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7761 times:
Personally I would go with sigma Ex Glass,I own both sigma EX and canon L and the sigma is just as good if not better for less money,the sigma 70-200 EX would be a great lens on either the nikon or the canon,go sigma Ex why pay more than you have to.
Devil505x From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7715 times:
And could anyone tell me if the nikon D50 would be just as good. I am mainly going to use the camera for airplane pictures that I hope to post on here and all the other stuff in life you take pictures of. If I was going to get the D50 I figure the difference in cost could go to a better lense.
Fsgay From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7694 times:
I very much like the ergonomics of the D70 over either of the Digital Rebels, but I'd probably go with one of the Canons, because of the glass. The absolute top-of-the-line Canon and Nikon glass is going to be very similar, but I believe that Canon has a significant edge in the middle of the price range (I'd consider this to be $300 to $1000). Specifically, the vast majority of equipment used on this site seems to be a medium to long telephoto zoom. The 70-200 f/4L (plus maybe the 1.4X teleconverter) is an absolutely fantastic lens, and is unmatched my anything in the AF-Nikkor line, in terms of the combination of features, quality, and price. In fact, this lens basically lives on my camera now, as I don't think I've used anything else to take aviation pics since I bought it. Ultimately, you'll probably upgrade your camera body if you get one of the Digital Rebels, as they don't have the features of Canon's semi-pro line, but its really the glass, and the photographer that make the picture what it is.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7550 times:
he can't help it, he's from Ireland
Photographers worldwide talk about "glass" when they talk about lenses.
It's as good a word as "lens" since technically you're not using a lens at all, a lens being a single piece of glass ground and polished to specifications to change an optical path through diffraction, not the entire assembly of multiple such pieces of glass and the supporting structure