Anytime buddy :^)
Camera Recommendation w/ ~$750 Budget(62 posts) (11 voices)
Yes that was a while ago, I said that.
But I did try the 5D2 more seriously and its flaws are making me wait (and use what I've got) instead.
The results I got with the D300 aren't perfect, but it's enough for my actual needs (actually, no, but I'll deal with it for now) I don't want to spend 5-6k on something I won't be completely satisfied with. I would prefer pay a few thousands more on something that would really satisfy me. If the D3s was 1080p, I would have considered it with a 14-24 and 70-200 (or simply a telephoto prime) Even if it would have cost a crapload, at least the crapload spent would have given me exactly what I want.. now it's not.
So what did your friend get? Hopefully a Nikon. :D
Mine? He's probably ordered his D5000 by now (he told me he would do it this weekend). Do you really expect me to recommend a Canon!?
It'll be funny if your friend's family ends up with a cheap canon instead :^(
That's what might happen! SOS MAYDAY ALL HANDS ON DECK!
He told me today at school he didn't order it, because he talked to 3 pros who all said Canon was better. Here's a list of their complaints:
They both did great in image quality.
They are both within about $100 of each other
They both are NOT full sensors (so they are equivalent - just focus on the image quality)
Canon is 15 megapixels and Nikon is 12
They both do video (although slowly and the Nikon does not autofocus in LiveView (video) mode)
The Nikon had some auto focusing issues, especially indoors (which to me is important for a beginner with no hand-held light meter who can't be compensating all the time)
The Canon said it was "Missing" an AF microadjustment to attach other earlier lenses (which I don't think is an issue since you'll be getting lenses exclusively for this camera and if he did get a upgraded camera body in the future - like mine - they do have adjustments so he'd be able to use the lenses
Both cameras need to have the newer "E" or electronic lenses since they do not make a mechanical connection for the auto-focus anymore (I know he was thinking that Nikon hasn't changed its mounting style so you could use older lenses, and that may be true, but they won't focus for him.)
The Canon had a brighter, higher resolution LCD screen
Nikon had a cool articulating LCD screen, but when used vertically, had some issues
What should I do?
Let your friend figure it out on his own alpha. You've giving him all the suggestions you can and now it's up to his family to make the choice for themselves. This has happened to me on numerous occasions were people just go for whatever is the cheapest at the moment of purchase. Despite what you hear from photogs, a higher megapixel count usually trumps all other features.
I don't think there's much you can do at this point except to wish him good luck with whatever his family purchases.
Fine. If that's what's best, then I won't do anymore. Hard for me to let go, but I suppose you're right. :^( I'll just tell them if they buy Canon I won't help them learn to use their camera ;^)
Yeah, whatevers. There's a reason why we're trying to sway them to Nikon.
Just tell him you'll stop being his BFF if he goes with anything but a Nikon :^)
Unless your "friend" is really a hot girl, in which case you should just get use to women ignoring your better suggestions ;^)
LOL, I wish! I'm not lucky like Connor—nobody's interested in me yet. Well, at least nobody I'm interested in :^(
It's set. My friend's getting a D5000. Just went with him to Best Buy, he tried the Canons as well as the D3000 and the D90. Sold him over the build and menu interface :^)
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