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Canon EOS 33/Elan 7 Vs. Nikon F80/N80  
User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6702 times:

I have decided to buy a new camera, my problem is i can't decide if i want a Canon or a Nikon. Here are the kit's i've been thinking of:

Canon EOS33 (Elan 7 in the US)
Sigma f/2.8 28-70
Sigma f/2.8 70-200

or

Nikon F80 (N80 in the US)
Nikkor f/3.5-5.6 28-80
Nikkor f/2.8 80-200

The Nikon kit would be a few euros cheaper, which one would you recommend, i want to move to digital in a few years but as i have a hard time affording either of the kits above i don't see myself getting a digital in at least the next 5 years. Which one should i get, good arguments please!
And please don't make this a Canon vs. Nikon war.

Alexander



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6521 times:
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Whatever is cheaper for you which is the Nikon. When I bought mine from Wal Mart they had a canon and a Nikon. The Canon was cheaper than the Nikon. When you get some more money mabye you could get another good camera or a ditigal camera. It's just what you want to do.


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

Don't know the Canon, but I have that Nikon and 28-80 (not the 80-200, maybe some day...) and I love it.
Tried the Canon in the store, just didn't like the look and feel of it. Personal preference is a lot between the brands, there is no real difference in quality and features.

The Canon is slightly smaller and lighter, the Nikon feels more robust and stable to me.

If you can, go to a store where you intend to buy it and ask to try them both. If they see you are serious they'll let you try the cameras in the store, focussing etc. with the lenses you want. Some store owners will let you take it outside (after leaving a deposit of course) to shoot off a roll of film, but usually only if they know you well (I could do that here, at a store I've spent over €3000 over the last year and been a regular customer for several years more).



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User currently offlineLanpie From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6435 times:
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I bought a Nikon F80 camera last year with two lenses,

a zoom 28 - 105 Nikkor F3.5 to 5.6
a zoom 70 - 300 Nikkor ED F4.0 to 5.6

The two lenses are more expensive compare to the price of the camera.

I was advise not to buy the Nikon kit F80 with the 28 to 80 lens account the quality of the lens is not the best.

I used my camera and the lenses on may occasions and I got good results.

Cheers,

Pierre



User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6428 times:

You should also look at the Canon 7e , - which has eye control focusing. This is only slightly dearer than the Canon 7

User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6394 times:

Thanks for the advice everyone.

Dstc47

I don't see any use for the eye control but thanks anyway.

Alexander


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6401 times:

Alexander,

I have the EOS 30 with eye control but to be honest, until now I haven't use it for aviation photography. However it can be useful for some "artistic" photos.

Luis


User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6392 times:

Hello Luis,
What do you think about it otherwise? Also, what lenses do you have for it?

Alexander


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 6396 times:

Well, to be simple, I like the EOS 30 very much. It's more than enough for my needs with aviation photography. There's no way you can say bad things about the camera.

As you know, the camera alone is not the most important equipment. The lens is what makes the difference between excelent photos and average photos. With this camera I use an EF 75-300 4-5.6 IS USM and an EF 28-135 3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.

Here's an example with the 28-135:

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Photo © Luis Rosa


and with the 75-300:

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Photo © Luis Rosa


both with the EOS 30

Luis


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6361 times:

I don't think there is any meaningful difference in quality or performance of either of these two cameras. I think you should consider the purchase in terms of buying into a system - which one is better for you. Currently Canon has the advantage of a wide range of image stabalised lenses. Also you indicate that at some stage you will be buying a digital body - do you think Nikon or Canon will be the more likely route at this stage? You need to think ahead now in order to protect any investment you might make in lenses and other accessories. In terms of total cost over a period of say, 5 years, the price of the body you choose now is fairly insignficant.

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6347 times:

Hello Colin,
I would most likely get a Canon Digital-body but i don't know when that would be po´ssible as i don't even have money to buy either SLR kit.¨

Thanks for the advice.

Alexander


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