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Unread post by haXor » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:03 pm

Yes, the insurance co replaced all. The initial bundle only had 1 VR lense(55-200mm), the 18-55mm was not VR. The replacement one has VR on both lenses \:D/ ..

Our training is on the 14th Jan..

For the amount paid for this camera, the features of the Nikon D5000 out-weigh the Canon's in this price range.
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Unread post by jjdutoit » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:12 pm

Hi all thanks for the response, Elaine, I saw the ad for the Nikon at Makro and seems to be a good investment, I kind of Cannon or Pentax inclined, but if Nikon give me more value for my money, then I will certainly go that route. (if possible, post a couple of photos using the Nikon)
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Unread post by haXor » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:29 pm

jjdutoit wrote:Hi all thanks for the response, Elaine, I saw the ad for the Nikon at Makro and seems to be a good investment, I kind of Cannon or Pentax inclined, but if Nikon give me more value for my money, then I will certainly go that route. (if possible, post a couple of photos using the Nikon)
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Check out my viewtopic.php?f=59&t=55469 trip report. All pics taken with the nikon D5000 with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses.
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Unread post by jjdutoit » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:39 pm

Soweto, thanks, that is some great photos and it is the kind photos I have in mind, general all rounder to use wherever I go.
Will take a closer look at the Nikon, and as mentioned by Elaine and you, training included in the deal.
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Unread post by Elaine-G » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:07 pm

Just a few I took at Brits on Wednesday :D
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Unread post by Thndr_strck » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:37 pm

Dunno if the following sites have been mentioned in the previous 9 pages :wink: but they can be very helpful.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/

http://www.dpreview.com/

and if you want to see some great prices check:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
delivery costs are high, but good. Maybe get several people to place one collective order. Currently import duties are 7% of rand value, and add 14% to that 7%
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Unread post by jjdutoit » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:38 pm

Thanks, Elaine, much appreciated, I was not at faith with the Nikon, but it seems to be good camera, keeping in mind that I am used to the Pentax and had good service from it, but as everything else, time is changing and I need to move to the digital “age”, I do have a mik and druk digital, but I need a more advance camera hence the reason for me looking at the Canon and almost all the photo’s on Avcom is with Canon cameras, but again, most of them is done by professional photographers. Again, many thanks for your info.

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Unread post by Thndr_strck » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:40 pm

With regards to IS(image stabilisation) and VR(vibration reduction), just check coz some cameras have it built into the body.
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Unread post by jjdutoit » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:54 pm

Thanks for the links, I will spent some time on the sites to for more info
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Unread post by Elaine-G » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:07 pm

jjdutoit wrote:Thanks, Elaine, much appreciated, I was not at faith with the Nikon, but it seems to be good camera, keeping in mind that I am used to the Pentax and had good service from it, but as everything else, time is changing and I need to move to the digital “age”, I do have a mik and druk digital, but I need a more advance camera hence the reason for me looking at the Canon and almost all the photo’s on Avcom is with Canon cameras, but again, most of them is done by professional photographers. Again, many thanks for your info.

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I was also looking at Canon......talked to a lot of people and one thing that I heard from more than one is that the after service of the Canon is not that great :?: :?: :?:
I am still a huge Canon fan and would have loved to buy the 7D but is very pricey......can buy 2x Nikon's with twin lense kit's for the price of only the body :shock:
Pentax I dont know at all.....had a Fuji film mik and druk.......but what a great camera :D 10mega pixels and 18x optical zoom......took some nice pic's with that one :D :D :D
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Unread post by Kieran » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:21 am

Thndr_strck wrote:With regards to IS(image stabilisation) and VR(vibration reduction), just check coz some cameras have it built into the body.
Sony build image stabilization into the body of their camera's... This means you don't need to spend extra on IS lenses and you can save a Lot of $$$ :)
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Unread post by jjdutoit » Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:22 pm

Hi all, thanks for all the info, I view all comments and advice serous, was out for weekend and will continue my “hunt” for the right camera. I also found this great site comparing different camera’s
http://www.imaging-resource.com/MFR1.HT ... ax_reviews
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Unread post by Elaine-G » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:43 pm

http://www.global-free-classified-ads.c ... 110034.htm

Just found this site......check out these prices :o :o

OLYMPUS CAMERAS:
Olympus E-620...............R2,500
Olympus E-30..................R3,800
Olympus E-450................R1,600
Olympus E-420................R1,450
Olympus E-3.....................R3600

NIKON CAMERAS:
Nikon D90............................R3200
Nikon D200.........................R2,500
Nikon D300s........................R5,300
Nikon D5000........................R2,500
Nikon D3X..........................R18,500
Nikon D700..........................R8,500
Nikon D2XS........................R13,500

CANON CAMERAS:
Canon EOS 400D...................R1,500
Canon EOS 40D.....................R2,450
Canon EOS 500D...................R3,000
Canon EOS 5D.......................R4,500
Canon EOS 5D Mark II.........R5,300
Canon EOS-1 Ds Mark III.....R10,300
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Unread post by Thndr_strck » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:51 pm

Those prices seem a bit absurd
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Unread post by lupedelupe » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:31 pm

Elaine-G wrote:http://www.global-free-classified-ads.c ... 110034.htm

Just found this site......check out these prices :o :o

OLYMPUS CAMERAS:
Olympus E-620...............R2,500
Olympus E-30..................R3,800
Olympus E-450................R1,600
Olympus E-420................R1,450
Olympus E-3.....................R3600

NIKON CAMERAS:
Nikon D90............................R3200
Nikon D200.........................R2,500
Nikon D300s........................R5,300
Nikon D5000........................R2,500
Nikon D3X..........................R18,500
Nikon D700..........................R8,500
Nikon D2XS........................R13,500

CANON CAMERAS:
Canon EOS 400D...................R1,500
Canon EOS 40D.....................R2,450
Canon EOS 500D...................R3,000
Canon EOS 5D.......................R4,500
Canon EOS 5D Mark II.........R5,300
Canon EOS-1 Ds Mark III.....R10,300
Okay... now send them some money and see what happens...

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