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Old 02-14-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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Which DSLR brand?

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Old 02-14-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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What do you want it for? Price range? Options to upgrade later? Do we use? Are the best to throw at people? Do more people use than another brand?
At least post something other than "Go...".
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:26 PM   #3
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Pentax. Of course, I'm a sucker for quality fixed-length prime lenses and can't afford Leica or Zeiss glass, so it's a given.

For you, however, don't know and don't care, as said above you'd really need to give more details if you want us to recommend you anything.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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CANON. CANON. CANON.

It's used by professionals, and has the most compatible lenses with their entry level dslr's. 60+ actually.

I actually have a canon dslr, and compared to nikon, the colors and image quality blow many of the nikon dslrs away (nikon d5000, d3100, d300).

To sum it up, the video quality on canons cameras are amazing too. you get the best bang for your buck, and more options/versatility. i cant stress enough how you should get a canon dslr lol
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:37 PM   #5
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Canon. I use Nikon myself, but I concede Canon is king.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:01 AM   #6
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SOOC Canon beats nikon for color, but with higher end (D700, D3s) bodies in raw I think Nikon whens. They're also more versatile.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:25 AM   #7
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i got a DSLR this time last year, and it was a really hard choice. spent weeks pouring over specs, reviews, comparisons, lens info for the brands, and price comparisons.

I ended up with a Canon 1000D, and I couldn't be happier(unless i had more lenses!)

what it came down to in the end was going into the shop and playing with the 1000D, a similar Nikon, and Pentax of similar pricing. The canon fit my hand better and all the buttons seemed logically laid out to me.

POW! Money gone. Big grin.

Moral; go play.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:43 AM   #8
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If we're talking about what we use. I love my D7000. It's one hell of a camera for the price at the moment.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:41 AM   #9
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Don't listen to those who preach about a specific brand. Either go Canon or Nikon, both make really good cameras AND have a really wide range of quality lenses.

Other brands such as Pentax make good cameras too, and have a nice set of legacy lenses, but still Canikon beats those brands. With Nikon you can use old F mount lenses and with Canon you can buy adaptors for almost every lens out there.

As for colors/image quality... no brand matters, really. Anyone saying otherswise is just talking nonsense.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:15 AM   #10
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My dad says Nikon are the best and he is pretty into his photography.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:20 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by v@.Li.um View Post
Don't listen to those who preach about a specific brand. Either go Canon or Nikon, both make really good cameras AND have a really wide range of quality lenses.

Other brands such as Pentax make good cameras too, and have a nice set of legacy lenses, but still Canikon beats those brands. With Nikon you can use old F mount lenses and with Canon you can buy adaptors for almost every lens out there.

As for colors/image quality... no brand matters, really. Anyone saying otherswise is just talking nonsense.
^ truth. DSLR sensors are so similar as makes no difference. coloring is simple to edit, go for what feels right and has lenses you want :P
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:45 AM   #12
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Canon or Nikon.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:03 AM   #13
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I like my Nikon D300 a lot since it's really great in low light situations.

I'd say go with whatever brand where you might have more access to lenses, because those get way more expensive than that camera body.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:11 AM   #14
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My gf has a Nikon, loves it. Depends on your price range too.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:14 AM   #15
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Don't listen to those who preach about a specific brand. Either go Canon or Nikon, both make really good cameras AND have a really wide range of quality lenses.

Other brands such as Pentax make good cameras too, and have a nice set of legacy lenses, but still Canikon beats those brands. With Nikon you can use old F mount lenses and with Canon you can buy adaptors for almost every lens out there.

As for colors/image quality... no brand matters, really. Anyone saying otherswise is just talking nonsense.
*Cough*. Contradiction, much?

Still, you're right for the most part. As far as image quality goes, 95% of the newer dSLRs are more than good enough for 95% of photographers out there, and the remaining 5% are probably famous enough to ask for a test-drive from the manufacturers themselves, so it's mostly a matter of picking a range of lenses you're comfortable with (and paying for), and then comparing the individual models within that line. I don't think, however, that Pentax, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic/Leica can be so readily dismissed, given the particular strengths of their respective lens lineups.
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