Canon or Nikon DSLR
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11-09-09, 07:21 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Originally Posted by
Lenses will be a very important factor! Once you start spending on these, You will almost certainly be locked into a camera brand!
I'm sorry but I take issue with this. I've changed brands and it was pretty painless. You are NEVER locked into a brand. You do invest money in lenses and it is most likely that you won't get it all back but I got over 80% of what I spent on kit back when I sold it. Kit lenses are worth nothing second hand so sell it with the camera.
As for the "Canon or Nikon" question - as we've all said, you're not going to get a definitive answer here. However we'll be able to offer more advice if you could answer the following questions
How much have you got/do you want to spend?
Also, do you have access to any old Nikon or Canon lenses (perhaps an relatives or an old friends) as that could save you a lot of hassle and money?
What sort "level" are you looking at - entry level, mid-range, pro (similar to budget)?
What sort of thing do you want to shoot?
I've said it before and I'll say it again... Your first DSLR is a really tough decision. I changed systems because I learnt more about what I wanted to shoot and how I wanted to shoot it from my first camera. No other reason. Before I bought my first SLR I read all the spec sheets, knew all the tech info but in the end you need to use one (for more than 5 minutes in a shop) to know what you really want/like.
Because of that I think that you can't make a wrong choice for your first SLR. The entry level models are all very good now and you wouldn't be disappointed with any of them.
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