Please help me narrow my choices

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Barry Bean, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. Barry Bean

    Barry Bean Guest

    I posted recently asking for suggestions for a first digital camera. After
    researching the issue, I'm looking ay:

    Olympus E1
    Canon 20D
    Nikon D70
    Nikon D100

    My budget is <$2000 for body, basic zoom to cover range from wide to short
    telephoto, and adequate memory for 50-100 shots at max resolution.

    The one caveat is that I have a very thorough Olympus manual focus lens
    collection, and either the Olympus or Canon would allow me to use many of
    my existing lenses.
     
    Barry Bean, Feb 3, 2005
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    Hi,
    I'll drop D100 since D70 is included.
    They're all good cameras.
    Personally I'd go for Canon.
    Have fun.
    Tony
     
    Tony Hwang, Feb 4, 2005
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  3. Barry Bean

    Barry Bean Guest

    I don't have to get al of them. I only need one, and I've found packages
    for each that fit my price range
     
    Barry Bean, Feb 4, 2005
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    carver33 Guest


    I don't own one, but I have been drooling over the Canon 20D since
    it's introduction. I have been trying to convince myself that a
    cheaper camera will do, with no luck. I even own a couple of pentax
    lenses which led me to the Pentax *istDS, but I alwaws come back to
    the 20d. Take a look at the images at:

    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/20d_samples.html

    Look at the sample images from the other cameras at the same site and
    go from there.

    HTH
    Bill
     
    carver33, Feb 4, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    Yes I agree, but would drop the D100 off the list and I am thinking that you
    would really have to have a good reason to go the E1 over the 20D.
     
    Pete D, Feb 4, 2005
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  6. Barry Bean

    Pete D Guest

    You should probably look at the *ist D then, personally I really like my
    *ist DS.

    I have some samples at www.photographyreview.com
     
    Pete D, Feb 4, 2005
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  7. Barry Bean

    carver33 Guest

    Yeah, the *ist D looks good, but I take a lot of photos indoors and in
    a theater under natural light and sometimes dim stage lighting. From
    all the photos I have seen, the 20D seems to have the cleanest high
    ISO images. So far this has been one of the strong reasons for leaning
    that way.

    Bill
     
    carver33, Feb 4, 2005
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  8. Barry Bean

    Barry Bean Guest

    wrote in @c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:
    Like what?
    Have you seen specs on the new lenses yet? Will there be an E3?
     
    Barry Bean, Feb 12, 2005
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  9. Barry Bean

    Barry Bean Guest

    I appreciate the link. I don't agree with their criteria, but sine they're
    spelled out clearly, I can still get some useful information from th esite.
     
    Barry Bean, Feb 12, 2005
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