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Which Camera Would Be Best?  
User currently offlinedeltaA330 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5469 times:

I am new at DSLR, but want to get the most bang for my buck. I will be buying off KEH because they have the best prices and their products come with a return policy and warranty. If I get a canon, I will get the standard kit lens 18-55mm lens with IS as well as the EF-S IS 55-250mm lens. If I go Nikon, I will get the kit 18-55mm VR as well as the Nikkor 55-300mm VR lens. The Canons I'm considering are the 30D and Rebel XSi. For Nikon, I'm considering the D3000. I know the 30D is highest quality, only concern is the megapixels. Thanks for all the help!
Sincerely,
Someone who wants a DSLR who is on a TIGHT budget

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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6433 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

Quoting deltaA330 (Thread starter):
I know the 30D is highest quality, only concern is the megapixels.

How can you be so sure about such a statement? Highest quality build, yes.. But what about in other terms of 'quality'? There are a few years between the 30D and the 450D. Technology changes very quickly.

Have you looked at ebay?

Any camera to start off with is a camera you can use. There is a negligible amount of difference between the brands. More or less, it could come down to the fact of whether you'd need the 300mm over the 250mm; though in saying that, both lenses might not be very good at the tele end of the spectrum.

[Edited 2012-11-19 18:03:03]


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User currently offlinedeltaA330 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 1):
How can you be so sure about such a statement? Highest quality build, yes.. But what about in other terms of 'quality'? There are a few years between the 30D and the 450D. Technology changes very quickly.

When I said that, I meant build. Sorry. I am aware of the change in technology, but the major feature on the XSi, which is liveview, I don't view as necessary to me. If there is something I'm missing here, please inform me.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 1):
Have you looked at ebay?

Yes, but I really want to buy from a reputable dealer. I know most ebay sellers are honest, but I just want to avoid the few that aren't.


User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4820 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5470 times:
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I have a Canon 40D I'd like to get rid of. Feel free to PM me if interested.  


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User currently offlinedeltaA330 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

I can't, I'm not a premium member. But if you want an email I can send you one of those.

User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4820 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5470 times:
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Quoting deltaA330 (Reply 4):
I can't, I'm not a premium member. But if you want an email I can send you one of those.


Sure, shoot me an email. If its not in my profile, contact me through one of my photos in the database.



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User currently offlinedeltaA330 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 5):
Sure, shoot me an email.

OK email sent. Say I don't end up buying yours. Out of the ones I listed above, which would you recommend??


User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4820 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5470 times:
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Quoting deltaA330 (Reply 6):
Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 5):
Sure, shoot me an email.

OK email sent. Say I don't end up buying yours. Out of the ones I listed above, which would you recommend??


Hmm, I haven't received an email yet.

First of all, what's your budget? That will help with figuring out what's right for you.



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User currently onlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

Quoting deltaA330 (Thread starter):
I am new at DSLR,

You know, this is the second thread you have started asking the same question.

Canon Vs. Nikon (by deltaA330 Oct 30 2012 in Aviation Photography)

You never responded to my two questions at the end of that thread.



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User currently offlineSam the Lab From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

You will not go wrong with a Canon 40D which is a great camera. Good luck with whatever you choose. The Tamron 70-200 stabilised lens is also said to be very good if you can stretch that far with your budget.

Whatever you get just take plenty of pictures and not just of aeroplanes!


User currently offlinedeltaA330 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5466 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 7):
Hmm, I haven't received an email yet.

First of all, what's your budget? That will help with figuring out what's right for you.

Sorry, I did send it through one of your photos. My budget is around 500 USD.


User currently offlineDL747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5451 times:

I have the 55-300 from Nikon. It's okay up to about 200mm, but falls off after that. I will be getting the 70-300 soon, which I've heard is far better than the 55-300.


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User currently offlinedeltaA330 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5336 times:

So I ended up ordering the Canon 30D with the 55-250mm IS lens

User currently offlineSam the Lab From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5285 times:

Congratulations on your purchase - enjoy getting used to your camera and taking pictures!

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