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February 8, 2007 @ 04:19 AM
Kevin Ma

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Looking for a DSLR that will be able to do photoshoots and wont kill my wallet.

Any suggestions? D80?

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February 8, 2007 @ 11:39 AM
Jolin

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umm the D80 will kind of kill your wallet.. its a little over 1000 for the body. I have a D70s and its fairly good. its very close to the D80, but slightly different specs.. but it would be perfect on what you want to do.. photoshoots, and it won't kill your wallet. umm or you could go with a Canon rebel Xti Which is a little cheaper. hmm any other suggestions HBers?
February 8, 2007 @ 01:19 PM
Gutter Tech

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D70s is a solid pick. I'm a Canon guy because I'm used to the layout and love the lenses, but Nikon has a great feature-set on their bodies. You might want to take a look at the Rebel XT as well for great high-ISO performance and ease of use. I've got an XTi (upgraded from the original 300D) which I am loving but it may be out of your price range.
February 8, 2007 @ 01:53 PM
aron

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I've got a Canon 350D XT, and I gotta love it for its massive aftermarket. A lot of flexibility in terms of fitting other lenses with adapters due to the large (physical) size of EF-S.

However I'm biased since I use a few Canons at work and am too used to the interface.

A lot of people also criticize the Digital Rebel line for having a plastic body and small frame, but the black Digital Rebel is a lot less "plasticky" and I find the small size perfect for my smaller hands. I assume most asians will find that true.

I do find the white balance for incandescent lights to tend slightly towards the warm side, but everything else is awesome. Its got little to no noise up to ISO 800 and still very usable at 1600.

Although at the end of the day, after comparing some images from various cameras, they're, in general, pretty similar across the board. None of them really "suck" compared to the other (in the same price range). Especially between Nikon and Canon...
February 8, 2007 @ 07:52 PM
jaedubb

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used Canon 20D. you can probably find a used one for 600-700.
February 8, 2007 @ 10:26 PM
Kevin Ma

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Thanks for the suggestions.

Assuming that money wasn't that important, which would be your pick?

Also, what's good in the dark?

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February 8, 2007 @ 10:42 PM
Jolin

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well if you wanna take pics in the dark usually alot od DSLR cams if not all of them come with a built in flash..but the flashes imo are not that great, i would get a seperate flash to mount on the cam.
February 8, 2007 @ 11:11 PM
Gutter Tech

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If money wasn't an issue, then a 30D for all practical purposes. A 5D really but that is around $3000 (money really better not be an issue at that point).
February 9, 2007 @ 01:15 AM
jaedubb

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^^^ I agree. You can pick up a 20D, which is honestly the better deal, over any XTI, for like i said, around 600-700. but if money was not an option, i'd roll with the 5D.
February 9, 2007 @ 02:34 AM
jumpinjohn1234

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Canon 30D for low lighting, but Id say nikon d80. They're both close and perform equally at low lighting. Canon's a bit better if you want to get all Nerdy. I assume you won't be printing anything bigger than 20 X 20 so 6 Megapixels will do well. I'd say pick up a nikon d40 or rebel xt ($600) and if your ready to step into a more serious side take up the nikon d200 or Canon 40D- when it comes out.
February 9, 2007 @ 09:09 AM
Kevin Ma

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Thanks for the suggestions

I've looked through some reviews and came up with either these:

Canon D400 or Nike D80


I know Canon's a bit cheaper but I heard the D80 is better.

So I am not sure which to get.

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February 9, 2007 @ 11:38 AM
itdiedin98

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Thanks for the suggestions

I've looked through some reviews and came up with either these:

Canon D400 or Nike D80


I know Canon's a bit cheaper but I heard the D80 is better.

So I am not sure which to get.


i didnt know nike made cameras. u were thinking about your sneakers werent you? lol
February 9, 2007 @ 11:51 AM
Gutter Tech

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D80 has spot metering if I'm not mistaken, but 400D has lower noise. Aside from that, IQ is a virtual match. It will come down to what lens sytem you want to invest into and what feels better in your hands.
February 10, 2007 @ 12:06 AM
jumpinjohn1234

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go with the d80, dont worry so much about iso because they both perform great! If you want to blow up a picture and rpint maybe 24 X 24, then maybe get a canon. But other than that an 8 by 10 wont have that much noise in either system because they both perform great. I highly suggest nikon, because they offfer a great lens choice. the 18-200Vr if u can get your hands on that.
Did you go into a sotre and play with the cameras? feel is asomething you "have to check"
February 10, 2007 @ 12:06 AM
Kevin Ma

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hahaha sorry i meant nikon.

yeah too much sneakers.. hahaha

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February 10, 2007 @ 12:22 AM
Beez

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yo mr. admin a good source for reviews on DSLR's is at reviews.cnet.com/

twitter @brandohnn findme. injc*

February 10, 2007 @ 01:45 AM
jumpinjohn1234

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I dont like cnet, too "biased" in some areas

I highly suggest photo.net or drpreview.com
February 10, 2007 @ 08:32 AM
Kevin Ma

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thanks i checked dpreview.com already and it seems like they like the D80 more.

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February 19, 2007 @ 06:30 PM
nobueno

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Go with the D80! Great camera! Jae
February 20, 2007 @ 09:43 AM
Kevin Ma

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thanks for the advice!

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February 20, 2007 @ 10:21 AM
Jolin

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nooo problem .,smile

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