Nikon D70 v Canon 350D plus lenses

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by XPY, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. XPY

    XPY Guest

    I'm a pretty handy photographer as far as composition, creativity and
    can get the end result I want out of a camera (somehow) and do work as
    a journo/photographer.

    But I'm clueless when it comes to the technical jargon and need advice
    in laymans terms.

    The story is I'm heading overseas on a working holiday. While over
    there I hope to do a bit of freelance work at horse shows. So I'm
    looking for help on camera selection (in the past work has just
    supplied me with one).

    In short I need a good SLR for action shots (ie showjumping) that can
    also take some lovely landscape shots. I'm looking at buying two
    lenses, an "everyday" one and a zoom lense for the horse pics. An
    18mm-200mm for everyday (because of its range)? Any suggestions?

    I'm used to a Canon 300D but have my eye on the D70 or the Canon 350D.
    Which one would be best for the applications I'm looking at?

    Any suggestions will be appreciated.
    XPY, Mar 6, 2006
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  2. 1. Whichever you're most comfortable holding and shooting with.
    2. Whichever has the lense range AND quality you're after.
    3. Whichever your budget can afford, but spend on quality glass - the
    bodies may be upgraded later, but every ray of light passes through your
    lense regardless of what's mounted on the back.
    Andrew Hennell, Mar 6, 2006
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    wayne Guest

    Yes, I'd agree with that. Both are great cameras, there's really not
    that much difference between 6 and 8 when it comes to it as you have
    plenty of room to upinterpolate the D70s pics.

    Handle them, since they feel quite different in the hand.



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    wayne, Mar 6, 2006
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    Michael Guest

    try a tamron 28-300??? specs are on there wesite
    Michael, Mar 6, 2006
  5. I've got one of these (latest model) - sharp enough for me but quite a
    bit of barrel distortion (weird ocean horizons).....
    David Springthorpe, Mar 6, 2006
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    XPY Guest

    Thanks guys, that's the kind of stuff I'm after.

    I'm prepared to pay for good value and am willing to pay for the right
    lenses, one to suit a tourist and a zoom to take those action shots I
    was talking about.

    As for the cameras, pre digital I had a Nikon F70 so maybe if it feels
    familiar that might be the way to go (because in retrospect it was more
    comfortable than the EOS 300D).

    So I think maybe I've made up my mind on the camera, it's just the
    lenses I need guidance on!
    XPY, Mar 6, 2006
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