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Blitzen
22-12-08, 09:48 PM
Hey everyone, I just want to gather some opinions, I'm heading overseas soon and still wondering what camera gear should I get

I currently use a D50 with kit lens and Tamron telephoto lens, it served me well, and I learned alot from it, though I'm not keen to take it overseas. I've considered upgrades in a while, and now I've got a good excuse of the holidays, upgrading to good lens would have to be the 16-85mm VR, but that's a $900 expense, and it means I'll have to stick to Nikon/Fujifilm bodies for future upgrades, not keen on D200, nor D300, can't justify the price compared to Canon. So I have my eyes on a Canon 40D with 17-85mm IS USM

Pricing wise, I'm looking at $1700 for the 40D kit, CF card(s) $100, Bag $150. So edging $2000 already... the camera store offered a trade in deal, I have yet to show them the condition of my gear, but I'm confident to get at least $700 from them, but that would still leave me quite alot to pay off

The other option is the Canon G10, $670, spare battery (a need!) $70, and SD card(s) $100. so it works out $840

Thing is, should I work that bit more harder, trade in the D50 and all the glasses, and pay the small difference to get a 40D kit, or should I get the G10? I can imagine the G10 would be much more convenient than a brick, but the 40D is such a good camera and leaving a DSLR at home would be a waste while I visit places never to be returned in a while

and then again, there's the 'good photo's is all about composition and lighting, not equipment'

http://www.canon.com.au/images/image_library_low_res/eos40d_frontlens.jpg http://www.canon.com.au/images/image_library_low_res/powershot_g10.jpg

:rolleyes:

IcemaN
23-12-08, 02:52 PM
hmmm where are you going?

i took my d50 with me to thailand. you get singled out as a tourist bigtime. well worth it picture wise in the end. however you cant take it clubbing. although i destroyed a lens. so make sure you will have travel insurance.

Blitzen
24-12-08, 09:01 PM
Japan

yeah I got the D50 kit and telephoto lens valued for trade in today, disappointing... I'd rather keep it and get the G10, and ice man's right with all the convenience! In good hands, it's a great camera http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/

Mike.V?!
24-12-08, 09:25 PM
i took my d50 with me to thailand. you get singled out as a tourist bigtime.

I think they'd peg you as a tourist even without the camera yo. Not much chance of being mistaken for a local :P

Blitzen
03-01-09, 08:45 PM
I actually went for the G10, it was really love and hate when I first used it: "wow at the 3 inch clear LCD screen", "great build quality", "how am I going to take this in my hand to a club!", "it's quiet big and heavy", "so noisy at low ISO"...

but now I'm loving it! took it out for some shots the other day on the way to movies <-- times that you simply wouldn't bring a SLR, I was able to just slot it in my shoulder bag and go around, and took up so many photo opportunities :) you can still choose metering mode and lock the exposure, if not I wouldn't have been able to correctly expose the sunset and compose the photo for the surroundings in a short time frame

the downside is high noise at low ISO, the sunset pics were set at ISO 80, and Image Stabiliser working overtime, the Mustang spotted was shot at ISO 400, but beside that, I'll work around the problem for this great little camera

btw, the first three pics shot with Nikon D50 with kit lens, and the rest I jumped boats to Canon :P

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/3162808152_294a9a0066_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/3162809028_24710fa694_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/3161977169_17905560cf_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/3162805974_41ab3b4941_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3129/3162806716_1a23c06fc9_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/3162807472_d083236133_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/3161970857_5dd9f79b7a_b.jpg

and not to advertise for the retailer where I purchased the product, but everyone, if your looking for a bargain, I truly recommend TS Camera House (http://www.tscamerahouse.com.au/) they had the G10 for $619 at their retail store!! where others where selling it for $699 online, $745 retail... and they're really kind and helpful people, I was also able to try the Nikon D300 with 70-200 f/2.8 - amazing combination! blew me away with the speed and image quality

jeffske
03-01-09, 10:32 PM
the downside is high noise at low ISO, the sunset pics were set at ISO 80, and Image Stabiliser working overtime, the Mustang spotted was shot at ISO 400, but beside that, I'll work around the problem for this great little camera

btw, the first three pics shot with Nikon D50 with kit lens, and the rest I jumped boats to Canon :P

thought you would have issues with high iso not low iso?

Blitzen
03-01-09, 10:58 PM
ah what am I talking about... I was meant to say high noise at mid to high ISO settings. 80 to 100 ISO with good light is great, though I wouldn't want to touch anything beyond that in low light, what looked so good on the LCD actually turned out quite different when viewed 100% on the computer screen

projekt.aces
18-01-09, 07:52 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/3162807472_d083236133_b.jpg


For one moment i thought the sign on the monorail said monofail

Matyi
20-01-09, 05:05 PM
lol monofail