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Old 10th October 2005, 13:45   #1
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50mm, 1.4 Ultra Sonic Motor. Normal lens.
20mm, 2.8 Ultra Sonic Motor. Ultra wide lens.
100mm, 2.8 Ultra Sonic Motor. Macro lens.
70-200, 2.8L Ultra Sonic Motor with Image Stabiliser. Zoom lens.
400mm, 5.6L Ultra Sonic Motor. Telephoto lens.
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70-200, 2.8 Ultra Sonic Motor with Image Stabiliser. Zoom lens..
Ouch! be still my heart! the 17-40 would make a nice addition. i know the primes are a lot sharper and have a stop advantage but when travelling zooms are nicer.
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Hi,

A friend wants to buy an entry level digital SLR. Which of the two (D70s or 350D) should I suggest?

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Gosh, for a moment I thought I was in a photography forum, because the same question has been answered innumerable times in many photography forums.

Let me try to answer : Both are equally good cameras. If your friend has already invested in canon or nikon systems in terms of lenses, flashes etc, then it would be wise for him to stick with the same system. Or, if he is new, it seems the canon has an edge when it comes to range of lenses they have, that too on the telephoto end, if your friend is going to be in the forest shooting wildlife and birds, then canon system may suit him better, otherwise for normal needs, he can choose either.

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This should be a choice between the Nikon D70S and the Canon 350D. Avoid the Nikon D70 - its an older model.

The D70S offers a 6.1 MP max resolution, while the 350D offers an 8 MP max resolution, which tilts the equation heavily in favor of the 350D, all other features being more or less equal from a consumer viewpoint.

The decider will be if the friend already owns compatible AF lenses from either the Canon & Nikon family. It would make sense to buy a camera which suits existing lenses.
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Try nikon D50
Just try this link nothing else http://dcresource.com/reviews/cameraList.php

aslo ... www.dpreview.com
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Nikon D50 seems to be quite cheap compared to these two. Will it be a smart buy? This friend of mine is a newbie in photography and have no prior experience apart from point-n-shoot cameras.

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In entry level DSLR D70s is the best. This is the latest version of D70 with some tweaks, bigger LCD's and so on.
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350D
Reason
1. Two year warranty.
2. Nikon D70 costs 65000+ with warranty, while canon can be had for 46000and 1GB card worth 4000rs free. Extra money saved can be used for a nice lens

And dont buy grey no matter what the deal
And I am using the 350D and liked it better than the Nikon which i have handled

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www.jjmehta.com is selling dSLRs quite cheap; and giving some warranty as well. Are they reliable?
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jjmehta.com is reputable store. As for warranty, unless it says "manufacturer warranty" dont buy. They clearly state on their website that for canon they give 2 year manufacturer warranty. this means a warranty card with dealer stamp
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The 350D is different compared to the Digital Rebel XT. The digital Rebel XT is lighter than the 350D. Though it is not officially in India, you can get it from someone in the US.

Check www.deals2buy.com for regular deals on the Nikon and the Canon.
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The 350D is different compared to the Digital Rebel XT. The digital Rebel XT is lighter than the 350D. Check www.deals2buy.com for regular deals on the Nikon and the Canon.

ranjit, i dont think so. in US its called the rebel xt and everywhere else its known as 350d..
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350D is the brandname under which the came is sold in India and elsewhere(except US). In the US it is sold under the brandname "rebel XT"
Its the exact same cam. Even for 300D(predecessor to 350D) the brandname all over the world was 300D, but in US it was called "Kiss Digital"

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