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Old 12-11-2012, 05:02 PM
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Rebel series - Canon's Amateur/Pro line

D Series - Canon's Professional line


I think if you're going to upgrade, go with the 60D, if you were just seeing if photography was something you might get involved in and just starting, the Rebel series is a great camera bang for the buck. just my opinion.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:36 PM
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Having had a Rebel and now Having a 50D

Having the 1/3 incriment ISO levels, the individual aperature and shutter speed adjustments (vs the equivalent of a "shift" button on the rebels), also the better built/weatherproofed body, I like it so much more.

Also if you are getting into it, you could always look at a used 40D or 50D unless you are going to use the video features.

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I have a 40D, and couldn't recommend it over even a T2i. The build quality and size is great, but feature-wise it falls pretty short.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:45 PM
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What about some Nikon advice?

I need to upgrade from a d80, and am looking into the 300, 300s, and 7000
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:10 AM
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I have a 40D, and couldn't recommend it over even a T2i. The build quality and size is great, but feature-wise it falls pretty short.
the 40d is one of the sharpest XXD bodies canon made in a while.

I agree that if you are looking for video and flippy dippy viewfinders the TXi series are nice, but if you are only taking photos I feel like my 50d is definitely a better "photography" camera.

I can hardly thing of something it doesnt have (again other than video)
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:28 AM
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What about some Nikon advice?

I need to upgrade from a d80, and am looking into the 300, 300s, and 7000
300S does video and is basically a cropped version of the d700, great camera
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:32 PM
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300S does video and is basically a cropped version of the d700, great camera
This, for the coin it's a nice box.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:36 AM
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In terms of image quality, is there any real difference between the 300 and 300s? Say I don't need video, live view, the extra memory slot, or the extra 1 fps, would the 300 still be a good pick?
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:36 AM
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A few differences on the 300s like two card slots and revised rear control knobs - but effectively the same box aside from the video. If stills are all you are interested in then the 300 would be a solid buy (not sure how easy they are to find though).

Depending on your budget, Nikon was running a good deal on the D600 (really decent FX sensor box) where the body comes with a free 24-85mm lens. Which of course means the newer version of that lens is primed to arrive in short order, but the current one is entirely usable.
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Can anyone help me out in the search for an external flash for my brother's camera? Looking to pick one up for him as a Christmas gift but I know nothing about them. I'd like to keep it relatively cheap if its possible. I don't know the camera that he has off the top of my head, and he's currently in his room where the camera is, so I can't really dive in there to get the info. He's a fan of shooting at the local downhill mountain bike races, but he gets into nature photos as well. Pretty much a mix of everything, as he's in a photography class that requires him to have a broad range of images.

Any help that anyone could give would be great. Thanks a lot!
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:57 PM
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Are any of his photos online/hosted on flickr? Could find out from the info embedded on the image. I will say though an external flash could be probably a personal choice so he might already have one in mind.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:02 PM
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Are any of his photos online/hosted on flickr? Could find out from the info embedded on the image. I will say though an external flash could be probably a personal choice so he might already have one in mind.
I don't believe they are. Most of what he does is just for personal use or his class at this point. Honestly, I'm not sure whether this external flash is something that he needs or its just something he wants to have.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:22 AM
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For downhill mtb he probably wants to try a technique called "flash panning" which is widely used for that kind of thing
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For downhill mtb he probably wants to try a technique called "flash panning" which is widely used for that kind of thing
2nd curtain sync ftw
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For downhill mtb he probably wants to try a technique called "flash panning" which is widely used for that kind of thing
Would you happen to be interested in schooling me on that so that I could suggest it to him?
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