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International 4-8818
05-02-2008, 11:28 PM
Ok, so i have been debating which camera company i should pick this summer. I want to get rid of my canon a650 powershot (slow as hell when it comes to action shots). Im just not sure which company to choose. I like canon (guess it is because my family is a canon type of people). When i compare shots taken from the d200 to the 40d it just seems like the nikon leads in color and resolution, but that could be just how the photographer shot it. The 40d im kinda leaning towards due to it's 6.5 shots per second compared to nikons 5 shots per second. And besides that they are equal. So anyone know which one is better?

Dark Wolf 09
05-02-2008, 11:36 PM
Well Cannon's the best way to go for pixel resolution that's why most Professional Photographers (Enthusiast like you). The best bet is Cannon, however if you're looking at a Nikon, then again. You're looking at a colorful canvas basically, most of the works go on Photoshop, or some app to remove red-eye features.

Kaitou Ace
05-03-2008, 12:54 AM
Well while you can't go wrong with either camera, you have to look at the lens lineups of both Canon and Nikon, and see if they have the lenses that you plan on getting. Nikon tends to have more saturated colors, but (to me) Canon tends to capture more realistic tones. Resolution-wise they are about the same, tho in my experience Canon produces better results under higher ISO's.

Personally I have the 40D, and I've been very happy with it, so if there are any specific questions regarding it, I'd be glad to answer.

MuZ0NaZ
05-03-2008, 09:36 AM
40D is a newer, D200 is a way older model. Can't go wrong with either.

International 4-8818
05-04-2008, 12:21 AM
Well while you can't go wrong with either camera, you have to look at the lens lineups of both Canon and Nikon, and see if they have the lenses that you plan on getting. Nikon tends to have more saturated colors, but (to me) Canon tends to capture more realistic tones. Resolution-wise they are about the same, tho in my experience Canon produces better results under higher ISO's.

Personally I have the 40D, and I've been very happy with it, so if there are any specific questions regarding it, I'd be glad to answer.

Which EF lens do you think is the best for a amature/pro?

Kaitou Ace
05-04-2008, 12:54 AM
Good all around lenses are
EF-S 17-85 4.5-5.6 IS
EF 28-135 3.5-5.6 IS
EF 24-105L IS

The kit 18-55 IS isn't a bad start lens, and sigma 18-125 isn't a bad start lens either, and its cheap.

And either way get the EF 50 1.8

MuZ0NaZ
05-04-2008, 11:25 AM
I'd recommend you to pick up a 30mm f/1.4 Sigma or 28mm f/1.8 Canon as a general purpose lens, will serve you better in low light, plus wide aperture = tons of fun.