New digital camera

After 5 years with my Olympus C2100 as a faithful companion around the world, it’s was time to upgrade and get a new digital camera. I’ve been looking into getting a real dSLR with changeable lenses, and in my price/performance range there was only three candidates – Canon 350D, Canon 20D and the Nikon D70. It was a hard choice, but I’m quite satisfied with the package I got.

I selected the Nikon D70. It was priced just a little bit above the Canon 350D, but I found a bundle with a flash, an extra lens it had a great price. I upgraded the lens from a cheap Nikkor 70-300 zoom to a Tamron lens (same zoom but better specs) and added a flash, extra batteries, a bag and other extra equipment.

Going from an Olympus to Nikon has been quite a switch. All the manual settings and adjustments, which I had mastered to perfection on the Olympus are completely different on Nikon and I’m only slowly learning the new menus and how to control the various settings.

The camera has already been with me to Greece and Hungary, and while I still lack the fine grained control of the camera, the images a just superb.

update: Sample images

12 thoughts on “New digital camera”

  1. Dont buy D70, D50 or whatever… Buy used people! You can get 2 year old semiprof cameras that’ll kick the asses of the new kiddie models. SO what if it’s only 6.3 MP, it’ll still do better shots, work in worse conditions, last longer, be more stable and not a hunk of plastic junk…
    Look into it…
    And buy Canon… (If you wanna do color shots, coz nikon won’t do color)

  2. Dont buy D70, D50 or whatever… Buy used people! You can get 2 year old semiprof cameras that’ll kick the asses of the new kiddie models. SO what if it’s only 6.3 MP, it’ll still do better shots, work in worse conditions, last longer, be more stable and not a hunk of plastic junk…
    Look into it…
    And buy Canon… (If you wanna do color shots, coz nikon won’t do color)

  3. You are terrible wrong, but it’s an endless discussion.

    First, Nikon D50 and D70 doesn’t (as the Canon counterparts) come in plastic casing. They’re magnesium and feels terrific.

    And in my book the colours produced by Canon cameras are just awful – too good to be true to the actual real world colour. Try taking pictures of green grass with a Canon – then you might se the issue I have with Canon colours.

  4. You are terrible wrong, but it’s an endless discussion.

    First, Nikon D50 and D70 doesn’t (as the Canon counterparts) come in plastic casing. They’re magnesium and feels terrific.

    And in my book the colours produced by Canon cameras are just awful – too good to be true to the actual real world colour. Try taking pictures of green grass with a Canon – then you might se the issue I have with Canon colours.

  5. Dont buy D70, D50 or whatever… Buy used people! You can get 2 year old semiprof cameras that’ll kick the asses of the new kiddie models. SO what if it’s only 6.3 MP, it’ll still do better shots, work in worse conditions, last longer, be more stable and not a hunk of plastic junk…
    Look into it…
    And buy Canon… (If you wanna do color shots, coz nikon won’t do color)

  6. You are terrible wrong, but it’s an endless discussion.

    First, Nikon D50 and D70 doesn’t (as the Canon counterparts) come in plastic casing. They’re magnesium and feels terrific.

    And in my book the colours produced by Canon cameras are just awful – too good to be true to the actual real world colour. Try taking pictures of green grass with a Canon – then you might se the issue I have with Canon colours.

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