looking for feed back before purchase

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by map, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. map

    map Guest

    hi everyone,

    after reading lots of reviews, I'm looking for users feedback before
    purchasing my 1st DSLR.
    does anyone have experience with the 400D and the D80?
    (I took both in a shop. D80 is certainly more comfortable and feels more
    robust but I use a light weight F75 for years that has a handgrip about
    between the 400d and the d80)
    I will probably buy the sigma 17-70 f2.8/4.5 or the tamron 17-50 f2.8.
    again, experience with those?
    (If I choose the D80, I'll perhaps take the 17-135 but I couldn't find
    any review. (but there is already a recent post for that topic) )
    I read tamron is better quality and tokina worst. can a lens break or
    collect dust after years of non professional use?
    last thing : the 400D handgrip is too small for me but I imagine to
    emprove it with some rubber : the one used for tennis raquets. any idea
    about that?

    thank you very much for sharing multiple experience/ideas.
    map, Nov 4, 2006
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  2. map

    map Guest

    bmoag a écrit :
    thank you for your extensive answer.
    to go further, I'm interested in dSLR for the viewfinder, sensitivity
    and control. I think I'll get only the jpg for 90% of my shootings,
    but for particular contrasty or particular pictures, I'll use the raw
    and post process. I don't know for the moment how this will take time :
    I wonder if it is possible to write scripts and apply on a set of
    images. for a few shots, i'll probably want to correct barrel distortion
    and vigneting but I don't know if it is easy (for exemple by getting the
    good parameters out of the jpeg/raw file)
    the sony dSLR is also interesting but is the first of sony and I think
    it is possible that in 5/10 years sony stops digital photography as
    minoltat did (yes, it is not highly probable). it is less risky for
    canon and nikon I guess.
    you said the sony kit 17-80 lens is highly rated. where did you find a
    review? I couldn't find one.
    (f2.8 is interesting for me 'cause I like shooting indoor without flash
    or just a little fillin flash and I love dark atmospheres)
    map, Nov 5, 2006
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