deltaA330
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Which Camera Would Be Best?

Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:41 am

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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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:01 am

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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deltaA330
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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:06 am

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.
 
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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:10 am

I have a Canon 40D I'd like to get rid of. Feel free to PM me if interested.  
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deltaA330
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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:15 am

I can't, I'm not a premium member. But if you want an email I can send you one of those.
 
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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:20 am

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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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:29 am

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??
 
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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:53 am

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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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:44 pm

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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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:14 pm

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!
 
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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:42 am

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.
 
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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:53 am

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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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:16 am

So I ended up ordering the Canon 30D with the 55-250mm IS lens
 
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RE: Which Camera Would Be Best?

Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:15 pm

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

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