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so..uh... Nikon wins.. hands down.

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    jamie

    Just boring shots like last years in TO harbour... but the Nikon got enough good shots. I had - un -good hopes.  Figured it would be too hard.  DONT BUY A CANON Smiley



     

    minh * check out that nite shot - and some of these are using the 300mm zoomed in - but youd never know it

     

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    jamie

    * i am used to buying things recently that always seem to let me down. I figured this would be the case with this camera. not so.

    *ps and you guys know ive posted lots of shots here... none as good as these...  even though they are basic shots

    its nikon... soilent green is nikon!

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    D40 in the dark FTW!

    Night

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    PaoloM

    Indeed D40 FTW.

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    jamie

    ..the sad part is nikon's cost alot..  thats why i went with Canon for so long.  but if you live in canada and can drive to a best buy in the states... errr...

    i still say - bite the bullet. get the nikon. even the one with no lens.

    do it!  Smiley

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    Red5

    jamie wrote:
    ..the sad part is nikon's cost alot..  thats why i went with Canon for so long.  but if you live in canada and can drive to a best buy in the states... errr...

    i still say - bite the bullet. get the nikon. even the one with no lens.

    do it! 


    I've been a happy Nikon customer for 10+ years.

    My first digital: 990 Coolpix; full auto and manual, with telefoto 2x and Fisheye lenses, remote, and external flash holder. I get VERY good pictures with bounce-flash using external Nikon flash. Downside: 3.34 megapixels only Sad

    current snapshot digital: Nikon S5; typical point-n-shoot where the built-in flash gives you mediocre pictures. In good sunlight though I get Great pictures.

    Here are a couple of pictures of the 4th heir to my throne:
    Rose.
    Born just this week. Pictures taken with an 8-year old Coolpix 990, no flash. Taken in 35mm size-ratio mode and resized so they don't take up your whole screen here.





    She gets my hariline....for now.

    My next Nikon will be one of their SLR's.  Another year maybe....
    All my relatives rave about the Canon Eos Rebel SLR Digital though..

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    Minh

    any pentax user? I'm really seriously looking at that one

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    Pace

    I have the Nikon D2XS Tongue Out

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    Sabot

    I really do love my D80 ...

    Have a look and see the results if you are interested http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveoliver




     




     

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    Zeus

    Sabot wrote:
    

    I really do love my D80 ...

    Have a look and see the results if you are interested http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveoliver

    Hey ... I see you went to Rome ... so did I Smiley

    I think camera preferences are really personal. I have always used Canon cameras, and have never been dissapointed with the performance.

    My first camera was a (now 30 years old) canon film camera, and now I use a Canon 300D (4 years old).

    The low light performance of the new Nikons is second to none ... unbelivable how they can produce low-noise pictures at such high ISO. Stunning.

    Still love my Canons though Smiley

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    Stebet

    Zeus wrote:
    Hey ... I see you went to Rome ... so did I

    I think camera preferences are really personal. I have always used Canon cameras, and have never been dissapointed with the performance.

    My first camera was a (now 30 years old) canon film camera, and now I use a Canon 300D (4 years old).

    The low light performance of the new Nikons is second to none ... unbelivable how they can produce low-noise pictures at such high ISO. Stunning.

    Still love my Canons though


    Sorry for the slight off-topic... but...

    You're Icelandic?! So am i Smiley

    Ætli við séum fleiri hérna? Tongue Out

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    Minh

    jamie wrote:
     

    minh * check out that nite shot - and some of these are using the 300mm zoomed in - but youd never know it 

    Nice... Never had the funds to get a lense for my Canon that can do image stabilization, I even have trouble w/ my stock 55mm lense.

    Jamie, do you know if that's built-in the Nikon? or if that's inside the lense?

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    jamie wrote:
    its in the lens

    i asked the guy at henrys if there was a used one and he laughed

    ps - re that night shot..i didnt set it to night..just auto - it went in a regular click (not the long one where you need to hold camera totally still)


    It's a 1/60s exposure at ISO 1600.  With a tripod (and not in auto mode) you could do better (less grain).

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    jamie

    its in the lens

    i asked the guy at henrys if there was a used one and he laughed

    ps - re that night shot..i didnt set it to night..just auto - it went in a regular click (not the long one where you need to hold camera totally still)


    edit: 

    http://www.channel9.ca/pics.zip

    *unedited - nikon / canon

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    Minh

    Minh wrote:
    any pentax user? I'm really seriously looking at that one
    It is ordered!

    But now I know how the price can be a good $200 below Amazon (which probably comes from a 3rd party anyway, but probably has some standards in how they charge).

    * Sir, the SD card you got is incompatible. You need this "hi-speed" card (Was $130, but we'll give it to you for $100)
    * No!
    * OK, what about if we give it to you for $70?
    * No!
    * OK, then the one you ordered is the import package, not the USA package
    * What's the difference
    * Oh, longer warantee...
    * OK, for $20, whatever...
    * OK, now, after we add $50 insurance...
    * What insurance? OK, whatever...

    But overall, with a bag, UV filter, and 2GB SD card, it was only slightly more than Amazon...

    Whatever... THese guys are slick...

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    jamie

    cool. im sure you will create wonderful pics with it Smiley

    * it's not just about the camera...

    edit: let us know how the Pentax stacks up (im sure you will anyway Wink)

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    Minh

    jamie wrote:
    cool. im sure you will create wonderful pics with it

    * it's not just about the camera...

    edit: let us know how the Pentax stacks up (im sure you will anyway )
    Yah... gonna have to go photo walking...

    But I was tired of blurry pic on the Canon... could have something to do w/ the cheapo lens, though... Something about focal length & such... I take most pics on automatic anyway... haha

    But the Pentax promises new UI, too... Canon UI is so boring...

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    jamie

    nikon ui rocks during setup.  havent needed it/seen it since Wink


    edit - i did not bump this...ms oems? Tongue Out

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