A&P Comparison of 350D vs D70s?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Leon_Phelps, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. Leon_Phelps

    Leon_Phelps Guest

    I want to buy a body in the $700-900 range and these are the two that come up on here the most often. Since the question has probably been asked a million times, if somebody can point me in the right direction to find this info I'd appreciate it.

    Also, what other bodies are in a similar price and performance category that I should be looking at?

    I have been looking on ebay, is there anywhere else that has em cheaper?

    Sincerely,

    -Noobert.
     
  2. jaysian

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  3. Leon_Phelps

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    HEading there now. Thanks!

    Any other similar models I should look at?
     
  4. tenplanescrashing

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    do the side by side comparison and it will show you which one is better/worse in the specific areas.
     
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    i think the D50 was designed just to be in competition for the 350d

    im actually gettin a 350d w/17-85 EF-s IS lens today! :bowdown:
     
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    :bigthumb: Good choice, I am also on the college student budget, unlike the other fuckers here - you will love the camera (I have the same one, different lens though).
     
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    hope you don't have an eos film body ... i really wanted to put my kit lens on my film body to see how wide it was but obviously that doesn't work :mamoru:
     
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    same here :sadwavey:
     
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    well if you want to upgrade the lens i recommend the 17-35 tamron...i just picked one up and its very nice
     
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    i had to make the same decision as you, and i went with the d70. reason being is that nikons lens is far superior to canon's cheap little kit lens that comes with the 350d. if you have larger hands the d70 will be right at home with you because it isnt as cramped as the 350d. the 350d's body is about the same size, except it has less plastic to grip onto, if that makes any sense. i have small hands for my size and the d70 is still very comfortable for me. i went with the d70 and i'm very glad i did because it takes great pictures and gives me lots of room to work with.

    please, go to a camera shop and see and hold both. ask a few different salesmen to tell you their opinion on each and listen to what they have to say. for me what threw me over the edge with the d70 is that the lens is so much better. i assume if you want to buy the 350d and then buy a brand new 900+ dollar lens for it then that would probably be a better camera. many proffesionals use the d70 so it's not a stranger to a studio.

    just get to a camera shop and feel and hold both. it will help you decide. it did for me.

    i hope any of that made sense because i'm very very tired.

    good luck
     
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    Most people don't regret buying their first dSLR, regardless of brand. :)
     
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    Ain't that the truth :bigthumb:

    Nothin but good times with the d70 <3
     
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    indeed! i <3 my 300d
     
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    funny, my old roommate loved her 300d until I brought my D70 home. She asked to borrow it because she wants to sweet talk her dad into getting her one. :mamoru:
     
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    Like I said, MOST people don't regret their first dSLR purchase. Then theres the type of people who are so fickle, they'll want a different camera because the wind is blowing a different direction that day.
     
  17. Leon_Phelps

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    I appreciate the input. On the suggestion of some here, I went to dpreview and spent a few hours reading. Seems that everybody has the same advice: go try them out. So I guess I'll do that, but the more I think about it the Nikon sounds like a better fit for me. My hands are huge and I have a feeling the bigger camera will be more comfortable.
     
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    It's cheaper too. :coold:
     

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