The Canon Digital Rebel looks cool but seems cheaply built.
I'm no guru. But when I hefted the Digital Rebel (aka canon 300D) last week, it didn't seem that flimsy to me. Yeah, it's mostly plastic. But it felt solid.
Gerald L. George wrote:
I just made the (large investement in the Nikon D100)..and took it to Hawaii for 7 day's to get a real work out..used all the Programs..and took extensive notes on the performace..I also own a Nikon 8008's that I use for my Affordable Wedding Photography Buys...the lens I use are workable with the D100 which is the main reason I stayed with Nikon ...the D100 works excellent with my 28-85 Nikor Lens..in all the modes..also my SB25 as well..except for (Red Eye)..but a Photography who knows ...has no real problem with over coming that...also the Niknon feels good..and has a lot of control over your Photography...I used it and very happy I made the investement...I have made numerous color 4x6 Prints from my Digital Images I took while in Hawaii..I found out bye using the setting in (Fine) and L for large..you have better control over the sharpness and other aspects of the final print..I printed them on a hp photosmart 240 series...Again a (bit pricy)..but well worth the bucks..the bottom line is one gets what one pay for..so take that into consideration...it may hurt a little to pay the extra bucks..but the final result is completed satisfacation with the D100..
I *almost* bought a D100, but went with the 10D after fondling them at the same time. The ergos of the Canon just fit me better. Everytime I picked up the Nikon, my thumb would hit some buttons on the back. Aside from that, I was a bit skitterish of the issues I read on the net about flash exposure problems. The cost-effective move would have been to get the Nikon, since I've got some Nikon glass already. Oh well...you pays your money and you takes your chances. I love my Canon. I'm sure I'd love the Nikon if I chose it.
Make your decision and don't look back.
That's exactly right. You can always wait for something better, faster, cheaper to come out tomorrow, next week, next month or next year, but in the meantime, you've got bupkis.
Here's my guilt: I'm a mediocre photographer with scant technical knowledge or ability.
Here's my secret: I don't want the 300D, the 10D, the D60, the D100, the D70 or the 1Ds.
Here's my guilty secret: I want a Canon 1D. I want that speed, baby. I want to shoot a speeding bullet and see it wink as it goes by. I want to shoot people in a natural setting so quickly that I don't lose the moment or the look. I want to go to the track and pan a bike and actually get a shot. I want to drive nails into concrete when I've left my hammer home.
OK, not the last bit. And I know it's a heavy camera. But not even the 10D really comes through in the Maxim machine gun department. Patch29 once let me fire off a few frames with his 1D. Seventy-six frames later I realised I still had my finger on the trigger. Utterly amazing. I just don't think that camera can miss a shot. It may "only" have 4.48 million pixels, but those are some corn fed, honking sized pixels, by all accounts.
I can't afford it. I don't deserve it. It makes no sense at all for me to have it. But I want it. Since when did reason govern man's decisions?
I do too for just the reasons you stated - but I am waiting to see what Canon does in responce to the Nikon D2H - some think they will upgrade the 1D - Thus either lowering the price on the 1D or replacing it.... So I plan to wait until late February or March before I decide. A 1D with 6 million pixels might be even nicer, no?
If we could only have what we deserve, most of us would not ride motorcycles or drive nice cars either......
Gerald L. George wrote:
I still like and use. But I have had some frustrations with Nikons ability to introduce software updates timely on the web. Please do forgive me..but was reading a bit on your replay..being new to the digital world..and owner of the D100..did not know about up-dates on software..could you Please be more specific..thank's and again do enjoy reading the info..you and others have sent ..lens60 California [email protected]
Mark, that's a nice camera. Thing is, it's more or less like the Canon G3 I have now. More importantly, it only shoots a burst of 3 frames per second, up to 4 frames. Whereas my darlin' 1D goes like a buzzsaw at 8 frames per second, up to 16 frames. Yeehaw!
I see...that is fast ! You bastard.. now i want one !!!!!!!!!!!
PS. Whats with this mark shit ?
I'm Lord Humungus...ruler of the wasteland.
Gerald L. George wrote:
what I understand is that one must send in the Camera for this up-grade..or is it downloaded directly in the Camera...Thanks Lens 60
2. Firmware upgrade service is now available at Nikon's main service stations, located at Melville, New York and Torrance, California. To minimize the turn around time for your camera's firmware upgrade, send your camera together with a copy of the official packing list (see download above) to the Nikon station nearest you. You may send cameras to these two service stations for firmware upgrades and also for other service requirements.
3. Authorized Repair Services (other than Nikon's own facilities at Torrance and Melville) can provide repair service but CANNOT provide firmware upgrade service.
4. Cost for shipping to Nikon Inc. are customer's responsibility. Nikon will pay the return shipping cost.Nikon will endeavor to complete and return cameras as quickly as possible. Actual time for return will depend upon upgrade volume.
That appears to be correct. From the Nikon service link: