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View Poll Results: Which DSLR system goes in your bag?

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  • SONY - Sony/Minolta lensing

    6 6.59%
  • SIGMA

    2 2.20%
  • SAMSUNG - Pentax Lensing

    0 0%
  • PENTAX

    8 8.79%
  • OLYMPUS

    7 7.69%
  • NIKON

    32 35.16%
  • KODAK

    0 0%
  • FUJIFILM - Nikon Lensing

    1 1.10%
  • CANON

    46 50.55%
  • OTHER

    1 1.10%
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  1. #1
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    Best Camera Choice ...

    Okay, here it is ... a full year later and you can pick your new digital SLR camera system from the list. Lots of players this time.

    Please try and justify your choice in the thread (as even bad decisions deserve their day in court - LOL ) ... and yes, you can pick more than one ... but, for the sake of logic and reasoning, we'd all probably like to know why you chose what you did.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-14-2007 at 12:06 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  2. #2
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    Red face I chose ...

    Wisely ... I hope!

    Canon - as a replacement to my vanishing Minolta system, back in Oct 2005.

    SONY - as a resurrection solution to all my old Minolta-glass, in July 2006.

    My goodness a lot can happen in 8 months.

    All I know for sure, is that I sure wound up with a carload of glass for all this effort.

    I must have been out of my Mind with Minolta <- there is supposed to be a joke or pun in there, somewhere ... dig deep.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-14-2007 at 12:19 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  3. #3
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    Thumbs up I chose...

    Canon -
    I've been really pleased with my XT and the selection of products and accessories that go with it.

    Also, Canon's general customer support have been extremely helpful, fast, and easy to get a hold of over the phone.
    ____________

    rob
    panasonic fz7
    canon rebel xt

  4. #4
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    Lightbulb Nikon

    Because it just is.
    Actually I had my sights set on a Canon 20D. I wanted the 5D but thought it to be out of my reach at the time. Was ready to buy one off of ebay when the "D200" appeared out of the mist. Always thought of Nikon as the exotic, as they were when I was a kid growing up, so one look at the specs on the D200 & I was hook line & sinker. Bought the sucker off ebay as I have with all of my equipment.
    Last edited by T06; 02-19-2007 at 11:45 PM.
    Kev.

    D200~
    24-70mm f2.8 , 50mm f1.8, 70-200 f2.8 VR.more

  5. #5
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    CMOS, ISO, lenses
    Canon 350D l EF-S 10-22 l EF-S 17-55 l EF 50 f/1.8 l EF 70-200 2.8 IS l 430EX l

    Fornography

    www.vicwrx.com.au

  6. #6
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    Canon - it has a full-fame camera in its lineup.

  7. #7
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    canon, because it was on sale.
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
    Canon G10

    Pentax P30, 50mm 2.0

  8. #8
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    Mid 1976 - Fuji screwmount.
    Late 1976/Early 1977 - Canon EF (the $300 brass brick with 50mm 1.8...) Collected (and kept) Canon 15mm, 24mm, 35-105mm, 100-200mm, Sigma 600 mirror, an AE-1 and T-90 body. Had a 35mm TS briefly in my early "insanity" period.

    Had a Bronica 6x6 with 2 lenses for a few years in the mid-80's (also part of my "insanity period").

    Photography hobby generally dwindled to the point I had all the stuff in the closet after about 1995 - I just did not want to lug it all around anymore.

    2005, came into a bit of extra $$$ though a previous employment profit-sharing plan. Got HDTV, DVR, etc, and decided to check out a new-fangled digital camera - just to see if I could get back into the swing of it. (Oh, I sold all my film stuff for about $500 :-)

    Got an A95 which was pretty nice at the time. Stolen in a burglary. Replaced with an A620 (even nicer). However, the lack of zoom range, particularly w-i-d-e, was limiting. So...

    In November 2006 I checked out DSLRs. Canon and Nikon were nice but too expensive, lenses particularly. Also, I found that Canon = little hands, Nikon = big hands.

    The Pentax K100D had good reviews, decent features, reasonable price, and there was a 10-17mm fisheye available:-) I think it was really the right choice - for me. I'm not too much of a pixel peeper though I shoot RAW now and clunk around in the Pentax Photo Laboratory, which in fact does all I seem to need (except dust-spotting for which I use Ember). The camera does have a tiny buffer - though not an issue for me as I don't shoot sports/action. The WB has to be set to tungsten as the AWB only goes down to 4000K - again no issue for me as I'm shooting RAW.

    I make a point to go out every weekend - somewhere - to shoot. So now, I'm lugging it all over again. What happened?

    Sorry for my long story.
    Last edited by SpecialK; 02-14-2007 at 08:15 PM.
    Pentax K20D/K5/15/21/40/70/10-17/12-24, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5/150-500, Tamron 90 Macro/70-200 2.8, Canon SX20 IS/Elph 500HS
    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
    http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q78/KylePix/

  9. #9
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    Canon.....becuase I asked everyone for their opinions, ignored them all, and got what I wanted.........sound familiar ?
    Canon 5D MKlll & Canon 50D
    Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM | Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM | Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro | Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Canon 50mm f/1.8 | Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 | Canon 430EX Flash | Lowepro Mini Trekker AW | Lowepro Toploader 65 AW | Lowepro Slingshot 200AW | Kata 3n1-10

    Panasonic Lumix FZ200
    Panasonic Lumix TZ7 (aka ZS3)
    Panasonic Lumix FT3 (aka TS3)

    Ali Baba.....the Thief of Bad Gags

  10. #10
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    Question Isn't that ...

    Isn't that the mantra of the DCRP:

    Ask all the important questions, get your answers and then run right out and buy whatever the salesman cons you into, believing you, all by your lonesome, have discovered the "new world" or something? Then come back and espouse your revelation about this new purchase.

    Before I joined DCRP and had the benefit of the knowledge base, I personally took the time to examine the Nikon D70s and the Canon EOS 20D, side by side. They were the two "medium guns" on the market and I checked them for overall "fit and feel", use of controls and lensing change-outs. Line progression, for upgrading, was important, because I was building a system. Within a week, I had my new system start and went to work on rounding it out.

    Yes, the D70s went back.

    Of course, all I could do was keep thinking about all that silent Minolta-glass, sitting in my bags ... waiting for a Minolta-mount digital body to get them producing something, again. 8-10 months later, SONY to the rescue. (Better late than never? )

    Hey, the SONY may not be for everyone ... but if you all ready have an investment in decent Minolta-glass ... you're in denial not to at least consider it, before dumping scads of cash into a new intro-system. I suspect that ol' money-tree, out back, is lookin' a little mean and lean, these days.


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    BEFORE CANON LENS PURCHASES .................................................. ................... AFTER!

    For around $800, you can learn everything you need to with the SONY A100 ... using your old glass. When you decide to leap to full-frame ... and want to get your "L" collection .... Canon knows you're coming and they've priced the stuff accordingly.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-16-2007 at 02:53 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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