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  1. #71
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Bloom
    I have heard that the kit lens for the Canon xlt is not very good. I have also been told by a camera salesman that the kit inner lens part (facing the camera body) is plastic. I don't know what is really true. I think the D70s has many more controls an experienced person would appreciate, and the D50 is easier to use just out of the box. The D50 has some specs that appear to better the D70s. But, specs are specs. I thank this list (George et al.) for "steering" me toward the D50. I am very happy about my purchase.


    The mount part is plastic, just like cheap lenses from Nikon, Sigma and such. Nothing bad about that. And no, the kit lens from the Canon 350D/XT is not as bad as said, in some areas it is better than the two Nikon kit lenses, and of course in some areas the Nikons will be better.
    Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 macro, Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC EX, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM, Tokina AT-X124 Pro 12-24mm F4, Soligor 1.7x C/D4 DG Teleconvertor, Manfrotto 724B tripod, Canon Powershot S30

  2. #72
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Quote Originally Posted by murrays
    Have a look at this article: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/mpmyth.htm

    Basically, doubling the number of pixels on a CCD only increases effective print length and width by 41% given the same pixels/inch.

    Going from 6 to 8 mp would increase the effective print size by 15% (square root of 8/6).

    Bottom line, 6.1 mp should serve you well for many years to come.

    An outstanding read definately explains a lot. I'm just going to have fun.
    I thought about who I am... and realized I was an
    unformed, unreconciled imagery, without "GOD"

    and some other Nikon stuff


  3. #73
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Brownwood, Texas
    Well I just traded up from an A1/AE-1p to a D50 in the past couple of weeks and had some questions but this thread took care of most of them. Thanks for all the info.
    Nikon D50 + Nikon 18-55 f/3.5 - 5.6G ED + Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

  4. #74
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Darien, Il (SW Burbs of Chicago)
    This was one of the best reads I have had in researching my camera purschase (D50 vs Rebel XT). Someone should look at making this a sticky post and renaming it for the novice user doing research.

    Although it was long it answered and covered tons of information that I, and I am sure most people have when looking at and entry level dSLR.


  5. #75
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    These threads were a GREAT read!

    By far the best forum I have come across so far. The people here give excellent opinions and advice. Had a question about fast glass for outdoor night shots. What are the options for around $500 and under. Ive been looking up specs, but would like some hands on opinions here...

    Nikon D50 - Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-IF Nikon SB-600

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