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JTF Jan 27, 2006 8:33 PM

I am looking to purchase my first digital slr for outdoor and nature photography. I would like to use longer lenses around the 400mm range. I am comparing the Pentax IST DL; Nikon D70/D50; Canon Rebel XT; Olympus E-Volt 500, & the Nikon D70/D50. All of these are in the price range for me to buy. The Olympus E-Volt 500 seems like a nice piece of kit with two ZUIKOl lenses. Any opinions on my plan, there are alot of digital slr's to choose from but I will use it mainly for birding/wildlife, thanks.

[email protected] Jan 27, 2006 8:41 PM

They are all good cams.

However, if your looking to shoot at 400mm, maybe put the Konica Minolta 5D into the equation.

With it's built in anti-shake, you can probably hand hold a 400mm lens at a much lower shutter speed that without anti-shake.

Also, it's easier to find used KM lenses than other brands (in my humble opinion).

And the 5D is selling for a song. All things considered, it's a pretty attractive package at the price point.

-- Terry

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