OH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4 Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7206 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
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.
CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7025 times:
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.
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6957 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).
Mirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6900 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.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 785 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6865 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.