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Old March 6th 05, 06:51 AM
Alice
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Default SIDE BY SIDE - D70 vs Rebel XT/350D

http://www.digitalreview.ca/cams/Nik...sRebelXT.shtml
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Old March 6th 05, 07:54 AM
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"Alice" wrote in message ...
http://www.digitalreview.ca/cams/Nik...sRebelXT.shtml


I hope this finally puts to rest the idea that more megapixels = a better
camera. Nice comparison. Thanks for the site.


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Old March 6th 05, 03:18 PM
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"Sheldon" wrote in message
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"Alice" wrote in message ...
http://www.digitalreview.ca/cams/Nik...sRebelXT.shtml


I hope this finally puts to rest the idea that more megapixels = a better
camera. Nice comparison. Thanks for the site.

I went from the 10d to the 20d and the big difference I noticed was a much
better contrast in the 8mp camera. Not sure if it translates the same w the
300 and 350.

However the kit lens on the 70D seems to blow away the Canon version. Had I
not already had Canon lenses a couple years ago I may have gone Nikon. For
me the whole Nikon vs Canon thing is like eating a steak with a sterling
silver vs a silver-plated one....it's the steak (ie the image) that counts.


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Old March 7th 05, 12:32 AM
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"Fitpix" wrote in message
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"Sheldon" wrote in message
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"Alice" wrote in message ...
http://www.digitalreview.ca/cams/Nik...sRebelXT.shtml


I hope this finally puts to rest the idea that more megapixels = a better
camera. Nice comparison. Thanks for the site.

I went from the 10d to the 20d and the big difference I noticed was a much
better contrast in the 8mp camera. Not sure if it translates the same w
the 300 and 350.

However the kit lens on the 70D seems to blow away the Canon version. Had
I not already had Canon lenses a couple years ago I may have gone Nikon.
For me the whole Nikon vs Canon thing is like eating a steak with a
sterling silver vs a silver-plated one....it's the steak (ie the image)
that counts.

The Nikon lens is 3x the price. It had better be superior. I've not seen
image quality comparisons. From my experience, the Canon zoom has been very
good in image quality given the price.
John


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Old March 7th 05, 01:29 AM
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"JohnR66" wrote in message
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"Fitpix" wrote in message
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"Sheldon" wrote in message
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"Alice" wrote in message ...
http://www.digitalreview.ca/cams/Nik...sRebelXT.shtml

I hope this finally puts to rest the idea that more megapixels = a
better camera. Nice comparison. Thanks for the site.

I went from the 10d to the 20d and the big difference I noticed was a
much better contrast in the 8mp camera. Not sure if it translates the
same w the 300 and 350.

However the kit lens on the 70D seems to blow away the Canon version. Had
I not already had Canon lenses a couple years ago I may have gone Nikon.
For me the whole Nikon vs Canon thing is like eating a steak with a
sterling silver vs a silver-plated one....it's the steak (ie the image)
that counts.

The Nikon lens is 3x the price. It had better be superior. I've not seen
image quality comparisons. From my experience, the Canon zoom has been
very good in image quality given the price.
John

yep John, I agree that at 3x the price it should be better and I also own
the Canon lens and have been happy.


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Old March 7th 05, 05:13 PM
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"JohnR66" wrote in message
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The Nikon lens is 3x the price. It had better be superior. I've not seen
image quality comparisons. From my experience, the Canon zoom has been
very good in image quality given the price.
John

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Lens quality is not (should not) be related to price. There are
measurement parameters that suggest the lens is of high quality and, if
photos taken under adverse lighting conditions prove the quality of the
lens, then it may be safe to assume the lens is good. I would guess that
*any* lens used at the optimum aperture under good lighting conditions will
provide good results.
There are high priced lenses that don't make it and there are lower priced
lenses that are excellent if you consider fixed FL lenses. The Nikon 50 mm
f1.8 at ~$100 (US) is an example of an good inexpensive lens. I am not
familiar with Canon lenses but I think the Canon 50 mm lens also fits this
category.
Regards,
Don F


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Old March 7th 05, 05:18 PM
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"Don F" writes:

There are high priced lenses that don't make it and there are lower priced
lenses that are excellent if you consider fixed FL lenses. The Nikon 50 mm
f1.8 at ~$100 (US) is an example of an good inexpensive lens. I am not
familiar with Canon lenses but I think the Canon 50 mm lens also fits this
category.


Well, 50mm lens is a very simple lens and its optimal design has been known
for a number of years. It's zoom lenses and extreme FL (in both directions)
where the design get tricky and where the higher price (usually) means a
better quality.

Dragan

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Old March 7th 05, 09:15 PM
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Don F wrote:

"JohnR66" wrote in message
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The Nikon lens is 3x the price. It had better be superior. I've not seen
image quality comparisons. From my experience, the Canon zoom has been
very good in image quality given the price.
John


----------
Lens quality is not (should not) be related to price. There are
measurement parameters that suggest the lens is of high quality and, if
photos taken under adverse lighting conditions prove the quality of the
lens, then it may be safe to assume the lens is good. I would guess that
*any* lens used at the optimum aperture under good lighting conditions will
provide good results.


The sign of very good glass is how it performs in the worst conditions,
not the best conditions. Alas, this typically goes with price. The
reason 50mm lenses are so high-q/price is due to their simplicity and
volume of sales.
d 100mm f/2.8.

Cheers,
Alan

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Old March 6th 05, 10:55 AM
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"Alice" wrote in message ...
http://www.digitalreview.ca/cams/Nik...sRebelXT.shtml


Well, there you have it. I'm buying a D70 now.

Not.

Greg


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Old March 6th 05, 02:33 PM
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"Alice" wrote in message ...
http://www.digitalreview.ca/cams/Nik...sRebelXT.shtml


I'm not sure this review puts to bed anything. The Nikon/Canon zealots will
read what they want out of it and come up with different conclusions.

I for one have both a D70 and 20D. They are far superior cameras to the
original Digital Rebel, and from what I can see, the D70 is still superior
to the 350D DRXT. Oh,well, to each her own.

Clyde Torres


 




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