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Old 05-08-2010, 11:29 PM
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ok, im looking for a digital SLR, and im currently looking at 2,

firstly the Canon EOS 550D
second the Nikon D90 18-105mm

this is to be my upgrade to the 21st century (my olympus om10 just cant cut it anymore, and the body has started to leak light....oh, it takes 35mm film..lol)

i keep looking at the pro's and cons of each, but at the moment..the Nikon is edging it, Iwill just need the nudge in the right direction...
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:47 AM
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This is the advice that you will be given by everyone:

Go try them in the shop before buying. They differ in feel, handling, menu's etc. Both are capable cameras so really down to the choice of feel.

Also don't be tempted by sway. I'm a Canon owner but wouldn't suggest to you go buy the Canon. Up to you, but as said it's all in the grip and feel.

Just my tuppence worth.

Roo

PS Canon are the best Nikon is cr@p
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:55 AM
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Yet again

Both cameras are as good as each other, they both have pro's and cons which are best tried out in the shop, to see how it sits in the hand, how easy it is to make important and quick changes in settings, how the menu is laid out etc etc.

Unlike Roo, I'm a Nikon user, but like Roo, will say that the two are so close to each other that which ever way you go, you won't be disappointed.

I think Nikon does sit better in the hand and the menu / functions are slightly better. But image quality is better on the Canon and the Lens range and quality is slightly better.

PS Nikon are the best Canon is cr@p
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:59 AM
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:03 AM
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:48 AM
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Hey i have an OM10 and OM40 with a selection of lenses and converters and stuff.
They must be getting collectable now
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:37 PM
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I have a canon, and you have come to the right place for advice, got great help and tips from Worzel and StevePPP and a few other members, and still learning now.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:05 PM
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i have a box brownie!! you mean to say cameras have moved on from this
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:00 PM
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Cant beat a good pin hole camera
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:32 PM
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ok...went to park cameras...fondled both cameras for a while...mmmmm...gadget geekness....

decided on the ............





eos 550D with an 18-135mm
sandisk 16gb Extreme HD Video hmc
Hoya 62mm UV(C) HMC Filter
and the Canon DSLR Accessory kit (which includes Adobe Elements 8)

dont ask how much tho..lol


both cameras are fantastic pieces of kit, no doubt about that, but the nikon was just edged out by the price, functions and weight..lol although it feels nice in the hand, it was far more weighty than the Canon, and then 1080i HD recording swung it in the end.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:04 PM
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Good stuff matey, that'll please Roo

You have got a good bit of kit there, enjoy it.

I'm looking forward to seeing your pics posted in here
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:58 PM
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That's a good piece of kit you have there. The lens has a great focal range for a general walkaround..........but wait till the bug bites.

I would suggest now is the time to get a second job to fund you impending additction to quality glass

Happy snapping.

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Old 08-08-2010, 11:55 AM
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I would suggest now is the time to get a second job to fund you impending additction to quality glass



There is one of the truest comments I have ever heard.

If you thought that modding a scoob was addictive, wait until you open the door to the Aladdins Cave that is photography.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:35 PM
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well, with the scooby being a family everyday car, the mods wont be going that far..(i say that now, but the mrs is never happy...pms) and since my knee joints have stopped me doing 2 of my favorite hobbies, is back to something less stressfull on the joints...
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Old 28-08-2010, 10:43 AM
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well, off to pic up the new camera soon
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Old 28-08-2010, 11:31 AM
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Get some pics up nice and quick
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Old 28-08-2010, 07:16 PM
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will do soon worz...but filling a 16gb sdhc card really quick..lol
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Old 29-08-2010, 08:57 AM
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here is a first pi..cropped in elements 8

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Old 31-08-2010, 09:05 AM
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Cracking job mate
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