A&P For the average DSLR user, the D50 > D70.

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Ilyusha, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Ilyusha

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    I know you will all say otherwise, but I have read the countless articles/reviews online saying that aside from the backlit LCD/gridlines in viewfinder/2 scroll wheels, the D50 is not any less significant than the D70 in terms of image quality or functionality (in fact, the D50's photos appear better geared for JPEGs straight out of the box).

    So, with the $200, or so, in savings one can find a nice 70-200mm lense (or something in that area of zoom).

    Thoughts?
     
  2. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    small things add up to be worth it IMO...especially the 2 dials.
     
  3. Ilyusha

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    But the "small" things aren't significant for someone like me :dunno:
     
  4. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    Chances are, unless you really need the marginally smaller size, you will either regret not getting the D70 for the two dials etc, or you should have gotten a point and shoot.
     
  5. Ilyusha

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    I have never used dials before, so using one vs. two won't be a big thing for me. I have read some one vs. two dial discussions, and most people don't mind using one dial. :dunno:

    I am trying to sell my consumer P&S, actually. :)
     
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    the kit lens is what bugs me. that lens = teh suck.
     
  7. Ilyusha

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    The 18-55? Doesn't seem too bad..
     
  8. Evan

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    I bought a D50, had it for a week, returned it, bought a D70s.

    On paper they don't seem that different, but play with them and the small differences make the cameras feel vastly different, its really weird.

    And the two dials thing ends up making a big difference, I couldn't imagine shooting with one,

    and the 18-55 is poo.
     
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    I played with a d200 yesterday :( now my d70 feels like a d50 :(
     
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    It is something you will have for a few years....and you will spend alot more money on in the long run. When you start buying camera components $200 is nothing and those things you mentioned are worth $200 a piece to me. Gridlines help you frame the subjects and are very valuable. I couldn't imagine trying to change all the settings with my eye on the eyepiece using only one wheel. You need these things...
     
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    get the 70. i am a comlete newb at this and even when i got my 20d i was really comparing it to the 350 and went with the 20d instead for th extra $500 or whatever it was. it was a lot more than $200. plus iirc the d70s is a better camera so you may also want to look into that if you want a justification of spending the extra $
     
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    I agree! I held it and shot 1 or 2 frames (battery was dead) and loved how it felt. Made my d70 feel cheap and plasticy when I shot it the next day.

    I may just have to sell my d70 and get the d200. I really want it now! :bowdown:

    and the 18-55 is a piece of crap...so is its dirk diggler friend 55-200.
     
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    i have to concur :hs:
     
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    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    When you're shooting at night one sometime, and holding your cell phone over the LCD, I want you to remember this thread.
     
  15. eof

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    :rofl:
     
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    The Canon 350D has the 1 dial, also. It's a little extra pain in the butt but once you're use to the camera, adjusting the aperature in manual mode isn't too bad since you're familiar with where the button is.
     
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    Are you just looking at the numbers? The funny thing is people like you come in comparing specs on the cameras and say well 2 dials isn't a big deal, theres 1 and how big of a deal could a dial be? 18-55, that's only 15 off from the 18-70.. :mb: :mb: In reality, 2 dials is a big deal and lens quality isn't solely dependant on the range it covers as you may believe.
     
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    The thing that is a pain in the ass about the Digital Rebel XT is the fact that you have to make half of your camera adjustments via the LCD. This is CONSIDERABLY slower than doing it with another camera (even the Digital Rebel Classic). Even after you get familiar with it, it's still slower. I can make on the fly camera adjustments with my camera without having to pull the camera far away, having to look at the LCD puts you in the prone position.
     
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    This is something that I'm debating currently. Obviously there are some image improvements with the D70s over the D50

    (I called some cam shops here yesterday, to see if any had both I could play with, one had a D70, not the D70s, for 1299. Another had the D70s for 999... :rolleyes: I think I'll buy online)

    Anyways I see where there are some image improvements, but I don't know if the extra price is worth it. I=
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    the image improvements will be slight. its about overall functionality that makes the d70 worth it
     
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    Actually, the d50 has significantly better high-iso performance than the d70.

    Thta being said, I wouldn't trade my d70 for it.
     
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    Just put some ear plugs in and you won't even hear the noise. :cool:











    or the bus hitting you :hsugh:
     
  23. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    However, I've seen that the D70s let's you increase the ISO in much smaller increments than the d50, effectively giving you a larger range and more control of noise and ISO speed.

    Comparitively speaking, the noise level among the two is very very similar.
     
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    I've shot with both and they sound pretty similar to me too. :)
     
  25. Mr_Penut

    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    i dunno, I got a 77mm polo free with my camera when I bought at a shop :hsugh:
     

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