Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Need Help with non card related question

Sorry this has absolutely nothing to do with cards but I know there are some aspiring photographers out there.

My wife wants an SLR for Christmas but I don't know a dang thing about them. What is best a Nikon, an EOS, or a Cannon? I figure most of the price of the EOS and Canon is in the name; can anyone help?

5 comments:

packaddict said...

I used to work retail and sold a few. Don't buy Nikon. They break and they don't stand behind their product. EOS is a line of cameras made by Canon. I own an EOS and love it. Canons are award winning, user friendly and loved by Consumer Reports. Go with Canon. (They make one with a touch screen interface)

Collective Troll said...

Adam,
I too used to work retail... You have narrowed it down to the right two brands definitely. I shoot with a Nikon D40 and have for over 3 years now and I am thrilled with it. I don't that Canon is a bad option either. I do LOVE my Nikon D40. I shoot about 500 images a week. I use it professionally for weddings, baseball and at the newspaper. I also use it at home for pics of the dog and the kids and roller derby. I used to carry a point and shoot for home, a pro camera for work and a mid-end SLR for ball games where I wasn't working. Now I just use the D40. An important thing to consider is what add-ons your local store carrys. Buying a Nikon wouldn't make sense if your local shop only carried Canon products. Hope this helps a little. I got the cards and posted them yesterday! Thanks again.

AdamE said...

So one vote for a Nikon and one against. Now I am in the same boat as I starteed. At least nobody threw in another name...

AdamE said...

So one vote for a Nikon and one against. Now I am in the same boat as I starteed. At least nobody threw in another name...

firstngoal said...

Like Collective Troll, my wife and I have a Nikon D40 and love it. She is a big photography buff and has used it a lot and the results look great. The camera is easy enough for me to use, and has enough professional features for her to use.

My biggest advice would be some research. Go online to Best Buy, Sears, Consumer Reports, etc, and read professional and customer reviews. Then look at pricing. Make sure you consider prices of all the gadgets. If one brand has a cheaper camera but then much more expensive lenses, flashes, etc., you'll wind up paying much more in the long run. Also, look for bundles. When we got our D40, we got the body and the basic lens, a zoom lens, a bag, cleaners, tutorial videos, and an extended warranty for a very good combined price. If we had more money at the time, we would have gotten a nice flash, tripod, and remote at the same time, too.

Best of luck.