A&P Beat to death D50 or 350D

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  1. ftslogger

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    Budget - around $900 or less.

    Nikon D50 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm DX Zoom Lens and 55-200 DX Zoom Lens for $800ish

    or the Rebel XT (350D with 18-55mm kit lens) $800ish
     
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    d50 without those lenses
     
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    what glass would you get to say within my budget? The extra 2MP isn't worth the extra cost?
     
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    Man I don't know. I hate giving this kind of advice. :( It's the kind of decision you should be making on your own based on which one meets your criteria better. :sad2:
     
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    Versa Nice shoes...

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    were you looking at the costco website
     
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    Mainly I shoot landscapes - but will be moving into portraits as well. This is going to be entry level DSLR for me - I have had fairly good luck with point and shoot stuff. I have seen the D50 body only for cheap, but I guess the glass is going to be budget breaker. What mm would give me the best all around reach for a every day lens?
     
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    What's your budget?
     
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    around 900ish Don't want to go over a grand
     
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    why not over a grand?
     
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    I have my second child due in May - I am stretching it as it is. :hs:
     
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    Nope, just reading reviews of each camera and other sites that have opinions of either camera...Comparing prices along the way. :hs:
     
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    Versa Nice shoes...

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    i would if your having a child, baby pictures:wiggle:
     
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    I have lots of my son, and some damn good ones at that - but I want something more substaintial than my point and shoot - I have an opportunity to shoot weddings this summer, and make some extra cash on the back end. :hs: That will be very helpful for a dad of 2. :big grin:
     
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    i just picked up a magazine for my plane trip for vegas and they just did a review on this. the canon beats the d50 but not by a whole lot. but in pic quality the canon got #1 out of the 5 that they tested and so depending on what you want to do you might want to pic this up. sorry can't remember the title of the mag as i threw it away but you can tell because of the 5 camera on the cover.
     
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    Photography is an expensive hobby. $900 is a pretty tight budget for a body and a good lens, most likely you'll probably end up just getting a body with one of the kit lenses. :dunno:
     
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    I'm not sure that'd be the greatest idea with a glorified point and shoot camera, but prove me wrong I guess. :hsugh:
     
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    i got a d70, sb800 and kit lens for $800 :o
    check ebay
     
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    i'd go w/ the canon. better body, IMO
     
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    What aspects of the camera do you feel makes it the better of the two?
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    i think it produces better looking color at the higher ISO ratings, but maybe that doesn't matter to you if you only shoot in the daylight. It's got the extra MP (6 vs. 8), canon has iso 100-1600 vs. 200-1600 on the nikon, fps is a little faster (3fps vs 2.5 not THAT big of a difference) and sometimes it's nice to have a lighter camera. The RebelXT is very light.
     
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    The D50's ISO 200 is just about as clean as the XT is at ISO 100. At higher ISOs, the Nikon has more of a monochrome noise pattern vs a color noise the Canon has. 6 vs 8 isn't that significant of a difference, about 30% which isn't that significant in my opinion. If it is significant, keep in mind the file sizes will be larger as well.

    You're right, sometimes it is nicer to have a lighter camera but the small size can fall into the con column just as easily. The XT is unusually small for a dSLR. Vertically, even small handed women find it difficult to fit their entire hand on the grip without their pinky hanging in the air.
     
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    the d70 and 350 both shoot at 3fps.

    and between those two cameras, it comes down to whether or not you like canon or nikon mount lenses/settings/setup and such. I prefer the layout of nikons...which is why I bought the d70.

    between the d50 and 350d, i'd get the 350d. but i'd rather have the d70 over both.
     
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    not at all...at least not in any of they ~2000 verticle shots I've taken with it, and I'm a man.




    a hot man.
     

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