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adyparker
adyparker  7 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 - 9:27 PM

I have an Olympus e500 at the moment and was maybe thinking of getting a Canon 30D or a Nikon D200. I have seen both of these and in the two different shops I had been in, the recommendation from the salesman was the Nikon in one and the Canon in the other.
Could anyone who have any of these please let me know what you think to them and if anyone knows which they consider to be the best could you also let me know?
ADY

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CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2007 - 9:29 PM

D200 is the way to go...

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023041 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2007 - 9:36 PM

Hold them both and choose the one that feels right - unless you intend to shoot at high iso's then choose the Canon.

Graysta
Graysta  91135 forum posts England
26 Jan 2007 - 9:44 PM

Close call. i have a D200 superb peice of kit,i would not start a Nikon Canon debate on these 2 . you are asking a question that hangs a balance, you have no Canon or Nikon Lenses. the D200 makes the D2x look like bad value. but without a doubt the Canon 1ds mk11 is the leader if this is where you want to end up. now is the time to jump. your choice, if you can try before buy do so, what suits me might not suit you. i could only reccomed the D200 as i am completely satisfied with mine. BUT so are thousands of Canon owners.you are trying to make a choice in the most competative area of the market good luck - Graham

Graysta
Graysta  91135 forum posts England
26 Jan 2007 - 9:48 PM

Keith i thought that the canons where good at high ISO but only on he full frame models.the d200 certainly is a load better than previous Nikons.

wotashot
wotashot  102249 forum posts
26 Jan 2007 - 9:53 PM

The Canon 20D was the best at handling noise bar none at its launch, nikon's are noisy as hell... At gig's I choose the 20D over the D2X cos the noise above ISO 400 is scary on the nikon,

Want less noise... You want a canon!

j

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2007 - 10:01 PM

Can't comment on the high end Nikon / Canons cos I'm not that rich.

Graysta
Graysta  91135 forum posts England
26 Jan 2007 - 10:10 PM

like i said dont want to start A Nikon Canon debate i chose Nikon because it did what I wanted it to do and handled better that the Canon.And the high Iso On the D200 I feel is better than the crop sensor Canon.I do not dispute that the 20D is a damn good camera ive seen some good results from it but they have mostly come from good photographers.the camera is but a tool if you can use all the funtions on your camrera move up if not read the manual & learn.

Mark_Readman
26 Jan 2007 - 10:24 PM

the canon 20d/30d is still the lowest noise dslr on the market and anybody who says the 1dmkii has less noise really needs to try both first, having tried out a d2x I can agree the noise at high iso is frightening

strawman
strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2007 - 10:26 PM

The Canon as there is little in it in terms of image quality (till high ISO) and the Canon leaves you more budget for lenses.

Graysta
Graysta  91135 forum posts England
26 Jan 2007 - 10:27 PM

Agree the D2x is damn awful at high Iso that is what sold me the D200 its great compered to a camera 3 times the price.

stuwhitt
stuwhitt  101357 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 - 10:28 PM


Quote: I do not dispute that the 20D is a damn good camera ive seen some good results from it but they have mostly come from good photographers

Meaning?

Smile

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2007 - 10:30 PM

You must know how to use your equipment to its full potential.

Graysta
Graysta  91135 forum posts England
26 Jan 2007 - 10:33 PM

Thanks Cathy.

ZenTog
ZenTog  127875 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2007 - 10:35 PM

the eos1dmk2n is not bad at high iso, one of my togs shot in a wood at an equine event at very high iso and the noise was not intrusive

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