deltaA330 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 20 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4763 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!
Someone who wants a DSLR who is on a TIGHT budget
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.
deltaA330 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 20 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4764 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.
Sam the Lab From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 230 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4764 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!