A&P Which camera would you buy? Nikon D80 or Canon 40D?

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  1. asshole

    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    Im about to pull the trigger on one of these cameras and i just wanted everyones opinion on these deals and what do they think about each of these cameras.

    Also if you have any goodies to sell let me know.
    Thanks!

    The price is the same but i can get more with the Nikon thats why im swaying towards Nikon.... but ive always had Canon so i kinda like them... i never owned a nikon though so meh.

    Camera #!
    Canon 40D 10.1MP
    EF 28-135mm IS Zoom LiveView 3" Screen
    Bonus 2GB ATP CF Card
    6.5 fps
    LiveView Enhanced CMOS Sensor Compatible with all EF/EF-S/ TS-E/MP-E Lenses
    Up to 3200 ISO
    [​IMG]


    Camera #2
    Nikon D80 10.2MP 2.5" 18-135mm, 70-300mm VR Zoom w/Image Stabilization
    VR Assures Dramatically Sharper Images, Bonus 2G SD Card
    3 f/s & Compatible with AF & DX Lenses

    [​IMG]
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    40d
     
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    I'd take the 40D
     
  4. asshole

    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    even with the nikon having 2 lenses??
     
  5. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    those lenses are shit. don't waste money on bad glass
     
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    40D.

    I had a D80 and I didn't like it at all.
     
  8. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i'd go with the 40D but not one of those shitty ebay packages.
     
  9. asshole

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    Those are actually costco packages but i will probably buy it from best fry since they have a 4 year protection plan but it still will have the 28-135mm lense. I have a 12% off coupon so its better than nothing off. :big grin:

    Then i think ill save and get me a 17-40 lens ... or just bite it and get 17-85 for now... i dunno...
     
  10. jaydub

    jaydub Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

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    Out of curiosity what did you not like about the D80?
     
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    Please delete this thread...there isn't one person in here that is going to tell you to get the better "deal" or package based upon what is in it. It's all about what brand you're loyal to and most of the people in here will say 40d.

    The two lenses that come with the d80 aren't shit, they're not top quality but they are hardly shit.

    Get the one you prefer to shoot with and don't worry about the "features" they list because they're all negligible.
     
  12. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    just bought a brand new 40d for 1020 shipped. its to compliment my 30d, must say that the 40d auto focus system is superior to the 30d, and having used my friends d80, my af on my 30d was better than the d80.
     
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    i have a d80, you're pretty much better off with the 40d, it has many more cool features
     
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    40d because it's newer by about a year.
     
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    Felt cheap/plasticy. Not that fast. wasn't weather sealed. :dunno:
     
  17. jared_IRL

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    none of the lenses posted are that good. They're not garbage, but they're not that good.

    Both cameras have the ability to get you great shots. I have yet to see anyone here post a picture they took with a 40D that could not have been taken with a D80. Image quality when shooting raw is 99% identical between the 40d, 30d, d200 and d80.

    The thing that will make the most difference between these two cameras is the comfort level in the hands of the photographer. Some people just feel more comfortable with one or the other.

    Go hold them in a store, and buy whichever one feels better in your hands.

    My only real advice would be to buy your glass seperately, and skip all of the kit lenses and 'package' deals...
     
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    40d by far.
     
  19. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    40D. D80 is overdue for a replacement.
     
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    People need to realize that it's not about the camera....

    Nikon vs Canon is a moot point.

    I like Canon's because that's what my Mom used when I was a kid, and I grew up on those controls... Just feels natural for me. I would buy the 40D. That shouldn't be taken to mean that the D80 is a bad camera.

    Does either brand have a lens that you think you really want (Nikon's 18-200VR)? Does either one have a feature you really want (Canon's Live View)?
     
  24. tenplanescrashing

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    at least there are 2 others in this forum that think like rational buyers
     
  25. DagoRcR

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    I have canon lens. I'd by the 40D.
     

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