Digital SLRs ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by jayb2000, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2003
    RI -> CA -> ME
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    Does anyone have any suggestions on DSLRs?
    Looking at maybe getting a Nikon D100 or Canon EOS-300D or 10D, but I would like to hear from anyone who uses them.

    I have an HP PhotoSmart 912, but I would really like to be able to work with different lenses and such.

  2. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Home of Al-Qaida
    Canon EOS 300D(check out the comparison table on the 1st page between the Canon Rebel and NikonD100) + Canon EOS 300D

    Nikon D100 + Nikon D100

    As the reviewer of Digital Photography Review said -

    "Reading some of the discussion on our EOS 300D forum there seem to be a lot of people torn between the 300D and the 10D. My advice is to look down the list of advantages the 10D has and then ask yourself if (a) you can live without them and (b) if they are worth the extra $600."

    - the choice is based on your budget and needs (what isn't).
  3. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2003
    USA, New York
    they are all great and will take nice shots. They also have most of the features pro's expect BUT I really don't feel that they are quite there yet. Wait till they get to the 10-12 mega pixel range and then you're talking.

    I've used a Hasselblad with a Leaf digital back and the shots are amazing. I wish I had never done that because now I have that in my head and no SLR is even in the same league as far as picture clarity.

    Hey but if ya got the money to spend, go for it. I think the major difference between the 300D and 10D is the body. One is metal and the other is plastic.

    If you want a sweet SLR, check out Hasselblad's new 'H1". it's not a SLR(digital) but it sure is nice. :D

  4. krhodus macrumors member


    Dec 16, 2001
    Dublin, OH
    i haven't got to look at a 300-D yet, but I have had a D-30 and a D-10. They are both excellent cameras. I have 3 lenses for the 2 of them (close up, regular, and wide angle). They are probably the best digital cameras I have ever used (no time delay like consumer digital cameras).
    If you have any questions about the 10D (30 D is just an older version of the 10D), PM or email me.

  5. idkew macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    my pops has a d100. he got it b/c he A) wanted a DSLR, and B) he already had Nikon Lenses.

    The pictures it takes are beautiful, and MUCH better than his previous SLR+Nikon Film Scanner. Huge difference. If you want a digital, go for the Nikon D100.

    I will leave my server public tonight, if you look at the Glacier Pictures by Scott , they are form a Nikon 8008, then scanned with a $600 Nikon Film Scanner, (can't remember the make...), The Canada Pictures by Scott are the D100, both are res'ed down.


    They are pretty shrunk, but if you look close, you can see the benefit of 100% digital.
  6. jayb2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2003
    RI -> CA -> ME
    Thanks! Its nice to be able to compare.

    eclipse525 - Yeah, I have always heard Hasselblads are outstanding, but this is mostly a hobby I want to develop into selling. Can't quite afford one of those yet!

    I have heard that the D200 or whatever may be coming out by the end of the year. The D2x just came out, so I am wondering if I should wait to see...

    I think if I don't hear I might go with the 300d, as its newer.
    Also, that way I can use the same lenses if I upgrade to the 10d or such.

    decisions, decisions....

    Any other input or suggestions are welcome.
  7. topicolo macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    Do you know how much better the quality is compared to one of Nikon's non SLR cameras, like the Coolpix 5700?
  8. idkew macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    my bro has a nikon compact digital, and while i have not put it and the d100 side by side, i have put the compact nikon and my Canon PowerShot S45 side by side, and my S45 shots were nicer, and then I put the D100 and the S45 side by side, and the D100 abolutely blew the S45 away.

    Something with quality glass and a large aperature will always look better than a prosumer digital with a mini lense.
  9. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    I just bought a D100 on Monday, and am awaiting shipment for tomorrow.

    I've been using a Dimage 7i, which is for sale here. My reasons for upgrading are the same as stated above, more flexibility, better quality, lenses, etc.

    I'll be damned sure to post samples & of my soon to be experiences with the D100. I've seen a ton of what it can do already, and it blows my mind! :D
  10. fraeone macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    go Nikon! I am a big fan of their cameras because of their simple, elegant interfaces (sound familiar?).

    The D-100 is a fantastic camera, and there are likely one or two new Nikon DSLRs in the pipeline (other than the D2*). I would guess that they will have a D-80 or something like that to compete with the new very cheap Canon 300D. Although the D-100 has come down $200 recently, which definitely helps.

    Have fun, and post some pics!

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