Array | Home | Home | Array | Digital Point Ads
PDA

View Full Version : canon or nikon??


canon or nikon??

tommymamba
12-24-2008, 08:13 AM
i'm wondering what's best and give me the most beautifull pictures of my snake: the nikon D300 or canon 50D

danielle
12-24-2008, 08:55 AM
I just bought a nikon d60 and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! The thing I learned after researchling both camera makes is nikon is a little more expensive, but is known for the best quality lenses. The canon is also a great camera, and though I am not familiar with either of the makes you chose it really is how well you learn to use this camera that is going to give you the best shots. Point and shoot cameras are probably the best route unless you can spend some time learning a camera in manual mode and then the real fun starts!!

RobbiesCornField
12-24-2008, 09:38 AM
I've got a Fujifilm Finepix S800. It's a GREAT camera for the price (about $250) and you're not paying $500 and up. I've found that I can take some fairly decent pictures with it. However, if you're really looking to get some FANTASTIC pictures, and are willing to spend the money, get a Nikon d40. That's the camera that Tula_Montage uses, and her pictures are incredible!

The Nothing
12-24-2008, 10:10 AM
They BOTH will produce awesome images if you have the right glass (lens) and patience to learn the camera.

At this point in technology, its not about the camera, its about the photographer and the glass...

Weebonilass
12-24-2008, 10:23 AM
The Canon folks will say Canon... the Nikon folks will say Nikon :) I think either would be an excellent choice. On the photography forums that I've stumbled across, there seems to be just as many pros using one as the other.

I'm a Canon person as is my daughter and her best friend... but I know and admire Nikon users too :D

It's not so much the cost of the camera, but the cost of the lens & accessories afterwards that will give you a heart attack. I was looking at a ring adapter for a flash yesterday and it was $300, without the flash! Daaaaaaaaaaang... look like it was worth it, but I can still hear crickets in my bank vault :)

Weebonilass
12-24-2008, 10:25 AM
They BOTH will produce awesome images if you have the right glass (lens) and patience to learn the camera.

At this point in technology, its not about the camera, its about the photographer and the glass...


I agree... you can have the fanciest camera in the world and iwthout the eye it won't be happening. I remember when I first started, I had the exact same camera as Lore.... we set it up EXACTLY like hers, but my pictures still didn't look half as good as hers did...sigh... she was/is good.

tommymamba
12-24-2008, 10:50 AM
thank you all for making this ''easier'' to choose :-)
you guys helped me great and i realize it's not the camera who makes the pictures but i am so i'm just going for the canon 50d and spend some money to a school where they can teach me handling this thing because in the future i want to go professional with it.

Tula_Montage
12-24-2008, 11:02 AM
I will stand by the Nikon D40 for years to come. It's a fantastic wee camera for the price. It's a really basic entry level DSLR which still allows you to have total creative control over your pictures when shooting in manual mode. I like the preset features too, they will take pretty decent shots if you are not sure about aperture, exposures and shutter speeds etc.

Just remember it's not necessarily the body thats important, it's which lens' you use with it. I rarley take the Sigma 105mm macro lens off (although the 18-55mm kit lens is great in it's own right).

Oh actually, the camera doesn't matter one little bit, it's the person behind it ;)

RobbiesCornField
12-24-2008, 11:20 AM
Oh actually, the camera doesn't matter one little bit, it's the person behind it ;)

So THAT'S why your pictures are fantastic! You're a fantastic person! :D

Tula_Montage
12-24-2008, 11:24 AM
I think it helps if you see things a wee bit differently ;)

Blue Apple Herps
12-24-2008, 11:54 AM
I agree with others. Both are great cameras, but the person taking the pictures is more important. No doubt a professional photographer could probably get better pics with a P&S than I can with my D40 right now.

So if you're torn, I would say go to a store and hold both in your hands and see which one feels more "right". Or, if you can find a better deal on one over the other, but in the end both will take excellent shots.

Weebonilass
12-24-2008, 12:46 PM
I think it helps if you see things a wee bit differently ;)


And each photographer will see things differently.... My snake pictures still look a look off, but I've sold stuff that I took at horse shows... my daughter's best friend... well, she has an amazing eye for most things, but her action shots are her real forte best. She's studying to be a graphic designer and I believe may be one of the only ones in her class that doesn't use stock photography for class assignments. She takes all her own so that she can turn in clean work. Bought herself a large scale photo printer for the class work. I've got a couple of 10 x 17 prints off of it and the quality is amazing.

My daughter.. well, she does amazing things with architecture, although she's not bad in the portrait field, although she hates taking pictures of people. She says building, bridges are much easier :) You go to zoos and most folks are taking pictures of the animals... nope, she's taking pictures of buildings, water fountains, basins, bridges...

Tula_Montage
12-24-2008, 01:30 PM
I think everyone develops a forte when it comes to photography, I personally love macro photography and B+W scenery shots. I can't do portraits well... I can't do action shots... I'm getting there with long exposures and stuff. Practice makes perfect ;)

RobbiesCornField
12-24-2008, 01:31 PM
I think everyone develops a forte when it comes to photography, I personally love macro photography and B+W scenery shots. I can't do portraits well... I can't do action shots... I'm getting there with long exposures and stuff. Practice makes perfect ;)

Your macro shots are incredible. I hope, one day, to be even NEARLY as good as you are now.

Tula_Montage
12-24-2008, 01:40 PM
Thank you Robbie... are you wanting something? hahaha

RobbiesCornField
12-24-2008, 01:43 PM
Thank you Robbie... are you wanting something? hahaha

Nope! I just think that your work deserves appreciation!

Tula_Montage
12-24-2008, 01:45 PM
Hee hee well thank you very very much :)

The Nothing
12-25-2008, 12:15 AM
So if you're torn, I would say go to a store and hold both in your hands and see which one feels more "right". Or, if you can find a better deal on one over the other, but in the end both will take excellent shots.


EXCELLENT advice
Its more about ergonomics than anything. I love my Canon 20D. I'd have no problems making the switch to a newer Canon body (I shoot weddings with a retal 5D and LOVE the feel of it). However, I cannot physically hold any of the Digital Rebels (XT-XSi/300D-450D). The body is too small for me to comfortably hold.