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Old Mar 15, 2010, 9:25 PM   #11
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Both kit lens are again very comparable.

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Old Mar 15, 2010, 10:02 PM   #12
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Yes, both kit lenses are good, but they don't have very much range. Occasionally, you'll need to photograph everyone around a table in a crowded reception hall. and sometimes 18mm just isn't very wide (especially on a Canon body.) The difference between an 18mm focal length and a 16mm focal length doesn't sound like much, but it's actually about a 10% wider angle of view.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 10:13 PM   #13
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nikon and canon both comes with a 18 on the wide end of the lens. The nikon crop factor of 1.5 will give it the 35mm eq of 27, the canon with the 1.6 crop factor will give it the 35mm eq of 28.8.
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Any change lens I can opt for with these cameras.
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For general photography, the canon 2 lens kit actually can cover most your need with the 18-55 and 55-250. It will give you a good range form 18-250mm before the crop factor. I would add the canon ef 50mm MK II 1.8 to your kit, it is not a bad prime, and it is around 90 dollars.

So will the D90 with it's kit lens is not bad, but it seem to be doubling up on range, 18-105 and 18-200. Also I would add the the nikon 50mm 1.8 also for about 100 dollars.
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 8:45 PM   #16
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Now what I had decided is:
1. cannon 550D with 15-85mm lens if get somewhat cheap.
2. Nikon with kit lens of 18-105 + 50mm 1.8 prime(this is a gem lens : read in slrgear.com) and then later 70-300 mm VR one.

Is my choice ok for now or should i change. Today I will be doing some market research. Then tomorrow or day after tomorrow I will be buying one of the above.
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 8:53 PM   #17
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Both set up are good, you can not go wrong either way for you shooting. But I do find that 105mm is a bit short for a all in one lens.

The canon t2i with the 18-135 lens would be my pick if I were going with one zoom and a prime. It will give you a better zoom. I use a 28-135mm as my walk around lens. I find the bit extra reach really helpful.
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Hi,

Your Nikon choices are a little overlapping (18-105, 70-300); almost 70-105 are overlapping. Better go for Nikkor 18-200 VR-II lens; that single lens will suffice your requirement. For the photography ideas you have thought of, you don't need a super zoom lens, so I think 18-200 will be more than enough.

Apart from that 50mm f/1.8 is one of the finest lens of Nikon; so this is a must have for portrait (marriage kind of) photography. Try to get the 50mm f/1.4 G (US$420) if budget is not a concern.

I personally use 18-55 and 55-200 (both VR) on Nikon D90. These lenses are cheaper, but sharp enough. The bokeh effect (depth of field) is also nice on my 18-55 lens. One of my photography mate uses Nikkor 18-200 lens and the results are very good.

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Old Mar 17, 2010, 10:09 AM   #19
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Today I had done some market research and felt that nikon D90 is cheaper for me with its kit lens of 18-105mm.
cannon with 15-85mm is costing Rs. 74000.00 here and D90 with 18-105 costs Rs 50000.00

tomorrow I will be buying the camera. So any final thoughts.
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Congratulations on your decision. The Nikon D-90 is very good indeed.

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