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Old 18th August 2009, 23:23   #1411
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You are right about Nikon colors. That is one factor attracted me to Nikon.
I always felt sky and green looks pleasing to eyes with Nikon, though not so real.
Reminiscent of the days when somebody liked Kodak Ektachrome and another wanted Fuji Velvia only!
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Old 19th August 2009, 00:53   #1412
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Fortunately I don't have to ponder between Canon or Nikon, I am an Olympian.

Although, I have often heard that Olympus has the best JPG performance across all dSLRs. That phenomena is known as Olympus colors, try googling it.

Ok, you lose that advantage if you switch to RAW.

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Old 19th August 2009, 07:05   #1413
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Thanks for all the responses guys.
Last question: How is the low light performance comparision between a Canon50D & NikonD90...?
As mentioned by the pros, my last resort will be to 'hold' & 'feel' both the bodies before my final purchase.

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Nikon is too bright with colors for my taste, Canon shots look more natural. This was the deciding factor for me.
Isn't that a moot point? With all the settings one can change with digital I'm pretty sure one can make a Canon look like a Nikon and vice versa. In the days of film I used to feel that Nikon lenses had a cool color bias while Canon's were warm. I feel that has changed now. Some of the new Nikon glass produces very punchy colors. There is a distinct difference compared with my older Nikkor lenses.
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Navin, what kind of photography do you do? .
family, friends, and travel. I know the zooms (esp the 17-55) will be my main lens the primes are mainly for portrait, night safari (where the f/2.8 zoom is not fast enough) and other such special occasions. I was thinking either a combo of the 28/1.8 and 85/1.8 or 28/1.8, 50/1.4 and 100/2. The 135/2 and 24/1.4 are way too expensive.

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Also I felt the Nikon D90 ergonomics is better compared to Canon 40D.
Some prefer Nikon some prefer Canon. I found the 1Ds diffcult because I ma so used to the Canon controls now. Before that I had Nikon SLRs and took a while to get used to Canon.

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Canon boat because of the obvious price factor.
Also some systems offer lenses that work for you. For me for example Nikon did not offer VR on it's 17-55/2.8.

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FWIW:
Nikon prices are only costlier when it comes to the body (sort of).

The D90 is (close to) the 50D and is 10% lesser. (47k gray body vs 53k).

Lenses are close enough (10-15%) mostly
Mythbusters: Is a Nikon really costlier compared to a Canon? - The Global Indian Photographer can help
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Some of the new Nikon glass produces very punchy colors. There is a distinct difference compared with my older Nikkor lenses.
This is exactly the thing i DONT like about them. Yeah you can do lot of things if you have the "right" software, but somehow doesnt work on my eyes

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Thanks for all the responses guys.
Last question: How is the low light performance comparision between a Canon50D & NikonD90...?
As mentioned by the pros, my last resort will be to 'hold' & 'feel' both the bodies before my final purchase.

Cheers,
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I suggest you go through Digital Camera Reviews and News: Digital Photography Review: Forums, Glossary, FAQ for these answers, if you are layman @ photography like me

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family, friends, and travel. I know the zooms (esp the 17-55) will be my main lens the primes are mainly for portrait, night safari (where the f/2.8 zoom is not fast enough) and other such special occasions. I was thinking either a combo of the 28/1.8 and 85/1.8 or 28/1.8, 50/1.4 and 100/2. The 135/2 and 24/1.4 are way too expensive.
for portrait and low light I suggest the 50/1.4 and 100/2. On an APS-C camera you'll get medium and long tele with the added benefit of a 1.4 lens for night shots and extremely shallow depth of field.
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I suggest you go through Digital Camera Reviews and News: Digital Photography Review: Forums, Glossary, FAQ for these answers, if you are layman @ photography like me

Sir, I am an avid reader of dpreview reviews and after a side by side comparision I decided to ask the gurus on this forum.

I am hoping to draw from actual user experiences and the views posted until now have been tilting me towards a Canon. Primary reason being that I have just begun discovering my photographic talent and and the initial costs are a concern.
I am very fond of landscapes, travel photography and capturing real life human expressions and emotions in public, on the move.


So as of now, i think it will be the Canon eos500D with the 18-55 & 55-250 canon lenses. Unless I find a sweet deal at dxb dutyfree(where i will be transiting shortly) for the nikon D90 like jkdas mentioned.

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I am very fond of landscapes, travel photography and capturing real life human expressions and emotions in public, on the move.
Just follow your heart. It's finally what you produce matters.
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for portrait and low light I suggest the 50/1.4 and 100/2.
The 50/1.4 will work as a 80mm on a APS-C and might even get me stuff like night owls. On my zoom @ 55/2.8 I was just a triffle short of exposure.

How does the 100/2 compare to the more popular 85/1.8 in sharpness?

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Just follow your heart. It's finally what you produce matters.
Rudra-da I do NOT have your expereince or ability. Can you ask Naresh for 28/1.8, 50/1.4 and 100/2. I am going to KL (Malaysia) in October (if this swine flu stuff peters out) so will get the lenses from there if he cant soruce them here.

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Hybrid IS? the macro is a f/2.8 aint it?
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^^The 85/1.8 is a way way superior lens to 100/2. I compared both before buying. The 85 had better, more neutral color, was much sharper and surprising the bokeh was smoother too. Try both out yourself and then decide. If there's a canon image lounge close by, you can get your hands on both.
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^^The 85/1.8 is a way way superior lens to 100/2. I compared both before buying. The 85 had better, more neutral color, was much sharper and surprising the bokeh was smoother too. Try both out yourself and then decide. If there's a canon image lounge close by, you can get your hands on both.
The Canon Image Lounge at Atria Mall had neither nor the 28/1.8. The thing is that if I get the 50/1.4, the 85/1.8 will be very close to the 50/1.4. If I could afford the 135/2 the issue would be solved but Rs 60K for a lens that I will seldom use makes little sense to me.

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Thank you sir. Aapka hukam sar aankhon par..

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Guru, a big congrats for your new baby. Now quickly show us some results.
Thanks TG. Have been travelling on work ever since the 300 came into the stable. Haven't even held it properly. Will have fun as soon as I get time..

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Navin, if these are Nikkor lenses then my take would be the 28mm f~1.8 and the 85mm F~1.8. The latter being an unparalleled Micro lens also with great portrait taking features. Well, as a third opion the 50mm F~1.4 is a gem anytime..

In INR it turns out to be 60K. Hmmm, a helluva lot of money... Tell me from where are you getting these glasses?

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So I was thinking of getting the following a) 28/1.8 b) 50/1.4 c) 85/1.8 or 100/2 I figure that at $400 per prime I cold afford $1000-1200 for a set of 2 or 3 fast primes. What do you think?
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