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12/26/2009 09:23:30 AM · #1
Finally i have been able to save enough money to buy DSLR.
I was keen to buy Nikon earlier as i dreamt that i would buy film slr like F3 etc some day and than use same lens.I have realised that practically i won't be shooting films. My budget is 650$, i am based in India. Please let me know between Nikon and Canon which system is cheaper in terms of lenses, accessories etc to develop.

Please suggest a model and lens kit i should go for and what acessories should i buy along with camera. I got a bonus.
12/26/2009 09:48:08 AM · #2
Your best bet is to go to a camera shop and find out what fits your hand and seems most comfortable to hold & operate.

Then once you know what you like, you can plan your spending accordingly.
12/26/2009 09:49:33 AM · #3
You might want to review this thread as well.
12/26/2009 10:03:45 AM · #4
On the Nikonfront I guess you could go for either the D3000 or D5000. I'm not familiar with canon. But, as mentioned, go to your camerastore and see which of them that feels right.
12/26/2009 02:54:40 PM · #5
thanks alot. Please advice me about the lens i should i buy with the camera and any other stuff
12/26/2009 03:36:13 PM · #6
The 18-55 (the newer, stablized version) is the kit lens that comes with it when sold as a kit. It's currently my primary lens. You can pick one up used for about $100. I have been looking at the new Canon 15-85 as a possible upgrade, sometime down the road.

Don't skimp on a cheap tripod. The $30-40 models are priced that way for a reason. They range from total junk to fair, at best. For about $100 and up, you can get something decent. I am partial to a ball head for quick changes, but other like a panhead (the kind with several levers) for the accuracy of positioning.

Message edited by author 2009-12-26 15:39:22.
12/26/2009 04:33:39 PM · #7
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' motherlee has the D3000 with the 18-55mm, both are good. But I bought her the Tamron 18-250mm and together they make a good useable outfit. Of course, she also has access to all my other lenses.

At first I was a bit disappointed with the D3000, but having played with it and making a few adjustments, and her actually using it, I am beginning to see the potential of this handy camera. I consider it a good starting point that will not need upgrading for a year or so.
12/28/2009 08:09:52 PM · #8
Just wanted know if kit lens with 1000d (EFS 18-55) has image stabilisation ? I think lens kit with Nikon 3000 has image stabilisation.
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