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OT: Cameras again

I am finally ready to buy a camera and am wondering if I should get the new Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350D) or the Nikon D70?
Any opinions people?
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RE: OT: Cameras again

I think for people who have SLRs already, it comes down to which glass you already have. People with Nikon stick with Nikon and Canon with Canon.

I don't think you could go wrong with either one, check out the reviews at http://www.dpreview.com/articles/canoneos350d/ and http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond70/

The D70 currently has a $200 rebate if you get the Kit. I personally have the D70, the only thing lacking is that it doesn't support the battery grip which helps with portrait shooting.

Here are some close up shots with the kit lens after polishing and sealing the wheels:

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Yep, definately comes down to what glass you want to use. Canon has a pretty huge selection of high quality lenses and there is a healthy batch of non Canon lenses that are common to both canon and nikons (Sigma, Tamron, etc).

The new rebel looks AWESOME for the money. It is basically the 20D (which I shoot with) with a lighter body. Unlike the previous Rebel, there are not a lot of things they left out.

A couple of things that make it a top pick for me are the amazing startup time (.3 seconds) and amazingly clean high ISO settings. With my 20D, I can shoot with an ISO 800 or 1600 and get a very clean (little noise) image. Much cleaner than anything else out there for the price. It often makes the difference between getting the shot indoors and not getting the shot.

The other thing to do make sure you hold them both in your hand. At the very least hold the D70 and an older Rebel. The Canons and Nikons feel very different in your hand. I have a preference to the Canon control system but that's just what I am used to.

That being said, you will not go wrong with either the Rebel or D70

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Jake,
Have you ever used the D70? Its finish looks more "tactile" or matte than that of the Canon.
I will try to go take a look at both at a store this weekend.
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If you can afford an SLR then why not just add a professional photographer to your entourage? Just having a little pun.
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If you can afford an SLR then why not just add a professional photographer to your entourage? Just having a little pun.
Funny..... [:p]
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