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    So Im finally going to take the plunge into the wonderful world of DSLR. Im tired of using my wifey's little P&S Sony Cybershot and seeing my N90 and $5k worth of lenses collecting dust.

    Im looking seriously at the New Nikon D80. I have a friend that has a D200 and a D70 and swears by them.

    Ive done quite a bit of research on the D80 but want to hear from the average Joe, not a corporate talking head with a padded wallet.

    Any thoughts?


    PS, No! I will not buy a Canon.
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    Get a Canon.

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    Brilliant Mikey!

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    My brother has the first of the Canon Rebel DSLR camera's that came out (5ish years old?) and absolutely raves about it.
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    Don't you people read? He's NOT buying a canon.

    Here's a link to a site with some good reviews, and they have forums that are specific to what you are looking for.

    http://www.dpreview.com/

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    http://cameraguild.com/
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    I have a friend who has (I think) the D70 and is happy with it. I'll get the scoop from him at the game tonight, but he was saying that one of the Nikons, the right side of the body is not big enough to fit comfortably in your hand so you don't get a good grip.

    My girlfriend has a Canon and she loves it, but I can understand not wanting to replace all your lenses.
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    Jesus. I should have posted I was buying a Canon. I probably would've been inundated with "Nikon's are better" blah, blah.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit View Post
    I have a friend who has (I think) the D70 and is happy with it. I'll get the scoop from him at the game tonight, but he was saying that one of the Nikons, the right side of the body is not big enough to fit comfortably in your hand so you don't get a good grip.

    My girlfriend has a Canon and she loves it, but I can understand not wanting to replace all your lenses.
    Bingo.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnmac44
    I read. Canon has the better lenses. Sorry. He asked for an opinion and he got mine. I prefer Canon. After owning several other brands, I found one that has the quality I prefer and as a scrapbooker, I want the best pictures.
    ...on the Nikon D80. Not Canon nor its better lenses. Thanks anyways.



    I went ahead and bought the D80 and the 70-300mm DX, VR lens from Ritz. I noticed my old 70-210mm had a busted turret.
    Got everything for just under 2k. I'll be getting a pretty fat rebate back from Nikon as well.

    Soon as the battery charges, I'll shoot off some shots from around the house and post em.

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    Not that this really helps, since you've already pulled the trigger on the purchase, but for all future DSLR consumers, the decision as to which brand to go with shouldn't be made with body options, but which lenses you prefer and which ones you already have. Spend almost your entire camera budget on the glass, what ever you have left over should go to the body. Good glass does not depreciate.
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    Alright! Here's the first batch of images.

    Other than some cropping, no image processing has been done.

    All these were taken in really bad light. A massive fog bank moved in early this am and killed the light making the shots "softer" than I would've liked to see.

    The mute ambient light was good however for color.

    Enjoy!








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