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 Post subject: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 8:01 am 
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Hi all,
I've decided to buy my first dslr. Generally, I like shooting portraits and kinda moving towards flash photography, though I have never tried it. I am pretty serious towards color accuracy and sharpness in a picture.
So far I've shortlisted D7000, D7100, 60D and (7D though out of my budget and an ageing cam) . I know the points that I've put such as sharpness and color accuracy also depends on the one taking picture, but being my first dslr and knowing that It will be my only dslr for a long time to come I cannot afford to go wrong on the decision.
Also would waiting for some time and directly investing in a full frame, would it be a nice idea?
Eagerly awaiting your suggestions and thanks in advance.. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:04 am 
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Don't wait - buy

Then you're taking photos rather than discussing cameras

And get some good glass, which will last longer (especially if you consider the 7D to an ageing cam)


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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:45 am 
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That us the concern dubaiphill, which one to buy?


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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:04 am 
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Hi msapra welcome to the forum.

I would say buy the camera that feels the most comfortable in your hand. Both Nikon and Canon are very good cameras and you won't be wrong to buy either brand. There is no point in buying a camera that you find uncomfortable to use.

Have you read the reviews that Gordon did for the cameras you mentioned?

Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 7D
Nikon D7000
Nikon D7100

See if you can visit a local shop and handle each camera. Then you can find out which camera fits your hands best and which camera you enjoy using most.

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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 11:01 am 
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Hi cujo,
Thanks for your response, I hv gone through the reviews done by Gordon, and so far its the D7100 and 7D that have appealed to me. But the noise at low Iso of D7100 and 7D being 2 3 yr old is making me think. :|


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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 11:53 am 
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msapra85 wrote:
Hi cujo,
Thanks for your response, I hv gone through the reviews done by Gordon, and so far its the D7100 and 7D that have appealed to me. But the noise at low Iso of D7100 and 7D being 2 3 yr old is making me think. :|


My 5 year old (design, not actual camera body) D700 often makes me think too! Think of how good it still is.

If the 7D's a good fit, then don't hesitate...


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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:02 pm 
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If not? :|


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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Well don't lose too much sleep over your decision!


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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Why would it not be a good fit? I'd go to a camera shop, handle the models you are interested in and see which camera fits your hands best. Do you know anyone with a DSLR so you can try it for yourself before you buy?

What are you going to photograph the most? Sport? Wildlife? Landscapes? Portraits?

Once you make a choice, buy the camera and don't look back. Go out, take photos, learn about the camera and have fun. All the cameras you listed are very capable cameras so I don't think that there is a bad choice really.

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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 3:22 pm 
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Definitely go to a shop and use the cameras you are considering. There is very little difference in how pictures look between systems (especially if you process them) it's more down to the handling. Go to your local camera store, try everything until they throw you out :D

All cameras look good on paper, but all have flaws as well. And remember, there will always be a better camera around the corner anyways. It's smarter to invest in glass.

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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:27 pm 
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Thanks Dubaiphill, cujo, woor
I've tried all of them at local camera shop, 7d felt most solid but i like tje control
of D7000, couldnt try D7100. But 7d won't leave me with a space for an external flash :(


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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:29 pm 
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I m mostly into portraits cujo, rest some still photography, no action et all


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 Post subject: Re: buying a new dslr
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:25 pm 
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If you are still not sure then you can check this site:

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon_EOS_7D-vs-Nikon-D7100

You can compare a lot of models here. One thing though: you have focused on two action camera's, while you clearly stated that you will be doing portrait and stills mostly. Action is nice, but image quality of both the 7D and the D7100 is lower than certain slower camera's. If you can spend just a little bit more, then a 5D Mark II would be an awesome camera for you. And since the Mark III has been released it has decreased a lot in price.

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