I've been looking into getting a Digital SLR for a while now, as my film based kit (A Dynax 500Si) is getting very long in the tooth, and although it was a good step up from my old Praktica BMS and has served me well since I got it, it's just doesn't cut it when it comes to quality anymore. Also my lenses are getting a bit shabby, and the autofocus motors on some of them sound as though they are on their way out, and I see no point in investing any more money in this kit considering it's age.
I quite like the look of the Nikon D100 and the Canon EOS-10D, both are in the price range I'm willing to pay and seem to have a good feature range. Also, the 300D/Rebel seems to offer some good features at a great price.
Could anyone offer any practical advice on these cameras, as well as good lenses covering 28-500mm (doesn't have to be single lens obviously) for the above cameras??
Are there any other cameras I should be looking at in the price range of the D100/10D (maybe a little more)?
My photography is fairly wide ranging, but very amateur. Although I don't upload any of my shots to websites I do the usual airliner stuff from the perimeter fence, and since I started I started working on my PPL I've started taking some shots while waiting at the holding point, as well as some inflight shots both inside the aircraft and of the scenery below. I also do a lot of motorsports stuff as well as the usual pics at family events.
Any help much appreciated.