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mc thanks man you have been a big help. One last question.

Do you have any other camera or have had any experience with any other camera that I have listed that you can give me a side by side comparison? Thanks!
I have shot with a Nikon D50 at a couple of races where I wanted two cameras with different lenses and didn't want to take the time to change over. Quality of materials, I have not seen any difference, I did like the way the Nikon handled without my having used it before which was nice as I was switching back and forth.

Only problem with the Nikon, my friend had a service problem and it took a bit to get it fixed. Fortunatelly both he and the Customer Service rep spoke Hindi so it did get resolved. On the Nikon's favor, there are more places that sell Nikon accessory lenses but I found a place in Michigan JustOlympus.com - Olympus Digital Cameras, Binoculars, Audio Recorders, and Accessories that has everything Olympus at NY discount prices. Their shipping is super fast and I couldn't be more pleased.

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I have a Nikon D200, which I'm absolutely in love with. The main difference between it and the D80, for example, is frame rate (D200 shoots at 5fps).

Check out the site Nikonians :: The Nikon User Community, which despite it's pestering for you to pay them, you can view the forums for free without registering. Lots of people ask the question, and there are some well informed folks there.

I've posted images from my D200 before. Compared to the Canon DSLR's, I think Canon tends to render deep reds too dark. The Nikons tend to over-saturate and 'muddy' medium red colors if you use the Vivid saturation modes and the object is flatly lit. That aside, Nikons render a far more pleasant, natural image in my opinion, in any circumstance - especially if you manage white balance properly. There's not too much that comes out of the camera that cannot be adjusted using something like iPhoto, with great ease. I have no idea how to use Photoshop, by the way.

The menus and controls of the D200 are very well thought out and familiar for Nikon SLR users (most of what I learned on the N90 translated to the D200), and allow you to grow into the camera as your abilities mature. The lower-end cameras may be attractive at first, but if you're as eager to use it as I am, you might find yourself irritated at not having the ability to get a shot you want.

Here's some completely unretouched images from the D200, using either Normal or Vivid modes, with manual white balance adjustment for either daylight our cloudiness depending on the conditions (auto works fine for flash and outdoor, but I don't like to take chances). They're all cars, big surprise, because that's 90% of what I've shot lately. I can put up some others if you've a preference and I happen to have some.






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Some non-car images from my Orlando vacation last week. The image of the shuttle on the pad (being launched 8/07 I think) was taken from 5 miles out with a 70-300mm lens that costs less than $500.

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Shit no...never had the time. Had to make up for rain delays. Cocoa is a bit of a poke from KSC. I was bummed. Didn't get to the beach either. Oh well, there's always next year.

These images were kinda humorous. One is a Brit saying bollocks the rain, the other is the oddest description of foodstuffs you'll ever see.

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Like I said, Nikon DSLRs rock.

One day I'll get one too.
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heh, heh....check out this site......dpreview.com heh, heh.....
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I have several 35mm Canon SLR's. This thread has been quite helpful in my choice for my first DSLR.
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