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User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

Hi all

I'm thinking of starting up and I have been looking around for a camera to begin with. My choice is the canon 350D but it's a bit over my budget so I am thinking of buying the nikon 50D with the 28-55 lens kit. Can you guys give me any suggestions.  confused 

Will the photos taken with the nikon be ok to enlarge to say poster size? 1m*1m or 0.8 by 1m for example.

Your comments will be greatly appreciated.

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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

Hi Fernando,

Most independent tests carried out upon the two cameras actually rate the Nikon D50 as being slightly superior to the 350D, so yes it will be good enough.

One thing to bear in mind is that the kit lens alone will be insufficient to photograph aircraft at most airports, unless you are really close, so you will need to invest in another longer reaching lens as well. The Canon 75-300mm and Nikon 70-300mm lenses both retail in the UK for about £150 (220EUR).



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User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

Hi DC10Tim

Thanks for the info, I hope to start with the 28-55 will do. I have some great spots in MAD to shoot from that are fairly close to the runway. I will definitely consider the Nikon 70-300mm for my birthday. Have to talk about it with my personal accountant (wife).

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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3783 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3578 times:

Another thing to keep in mind is that Canon should be announcing a new body in late February at the PMA. There even were rumors with 2-3 new bodies being added.

A semi-pro body in the US$2000+ range ( 3D, 7D,..?), a consumer body in the US$1000 range ( 25D, 35D, 50D, whatever) and a beginner DSLR in the US$800 range ( 3000D?).

Of course, yet no official statement made by Canon, but I think waiting a month longer could be worth it. I'll definitely do so and decide on an upgrade then.


[Edited 2006-01-28 21:50:02]

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

I wouldn't be surprised if Canon were to announce the replacement for the 350D, 20D, and 1DsMkII at PMA. All 3 have been around longer than their usual replacement cycle after all.

Personally I don't give a damn about having the very latest equipment. It'll be replaced by something newer anyway before I'm through with it so why care? And getting something that's been put through the wringer by tens of thousands of people before you who are mad about having the latest and greatest always just ensures that all the bugs are ironed out before you buy it at a lower price than all those guys who have to suffer through recalls and dodgy firmware upgrades.

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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 3142 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 3530 times:

Any recent Nikon or Canon DSLR will give good results, with a good lens of course.

Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3417 times:

Oops sorry guys.. error.

[Edited 2006-02-10 12:29:44]

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