A&P all this time, i was thinking of getting a D40x, but..

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  1. Dox

    Dox Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey. You've probably never

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    after holding it, it seems very small than what i'm used to (my old Nikon F70)

    there aren't as many buttons on the back as what i'm used to, and it does feel kind of small. what should i do? i'm still yet to hold a canon dslr, which are the ones that are competing with the d40x?

    i'm going to be in hong kong by the end of next week and need to know before i get there, so i can go around the camera shops in toronto and get a feel and quick information from the store people.

    i'm not good with digital slr decisions :hs:
     
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    d80 would be a good choice.
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    canon's xti is the competitor of the d40x.

    It's just as small.

    The D80 really is your best choice. I love mine.
     
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    Dox Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey. You've probably never

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    yeah i've been thinking that, even just the feel in the hands alone, it is a bigger piece
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    absolutely.

    Given that there is almost NO difference in the picture quality between any brand of camera body, you minus whale go with the one with the best ergonomics and most intuitive menu's/buttons.

    and in that regard, Nikon > canon. So between the D80 and 30d, I went with the D80. Every time I use my camera i'm convinced I made the right choice.
     
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    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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    Dox Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey. You've probably never

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    friend of min has a D50 that he bought and took with him around the world as he was going from country to country for work. the results are pretty nice considering he just picked it up and learnt from there. But i've decided to just go "all out" and just buy a kit D80 from hong kong.

    also, i noticed the kits can either have 17 - 70, or 17 - 135 (?), which would be better?
     
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    The 18-70 is a much better lens than the 18-135. I'm assuming thats what you're referring too.

    The 18-135 isn't as sharp and has some distortion issues.

    I LOVE my 18-70.
     
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    Dox Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey. You've probably never

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    that's what i was thinking. cheers :bigthumb:
     
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    Dox Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey. You've probably never

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    oh yeah i made a mcsteak.

    my old camera is an F75, not F70
     

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