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Old May 1, 2010, 8:04 AM   #1
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Default Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 50D

Given these two choices (the Nikon with an 18-105 mm plus a 55-200 VR zoom and the Canon with a 70-300 mm), which would be the best buy if the prices were similar?
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Old May 1, 2010, 8:23 AM   #2
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The Canon 5D? This Canon 5D? The $2,499 21MP 'Full Frame' Canon 5D?
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No! Typo! So sorry! The 50D! I can't edit the original title, but I guess it will grab some attention!
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No! Typo! So sorry! The 50D! I can't edit the original title, but I guess it will grab some attention!
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What do you want to shoot?

The D90 and the 50D are both very good, and the lenses you mentioned are also very good but they are for very different things. For what do you intend to use them?
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My main objective is to take clear photos with very vivid colors. I want to enlarge and sell the photos as art, but my budget is limited. I'm interested in landscapes, macro, and wide-angle.
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If your budget is limited, why isn't the D-5000 in consideration?

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I would add the T1i and T2i up for consideration also. If you are set on canon or nikon.
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What you want to do is more 'lens intensive' than 'camera intensive'. I'd go shopping for lenses first, then pick a body they'll work with.

For instance, the kinds of photos you want to take can't be taken with the kit lens, especially on the Canon. And, for instance, if you want to take macro shots handheld, you'll need something stabilized. Canon only has one stabilized macro lens, and Nikon only has two. Pentax and Sony, on the other hand, have stabilization in the body, so their own OEM lenses are stabilized, but so are all the third party macro lenses from Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, and others. And stabilization can help with landscape shooting too, and stabilized lenses for Canon and Nikon are bigger, heavier, and more expensive than equivalent lenses for Pentax and Sony.
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I'm going to try to answer everyone at once! I was originally told that the T2i, and the T1i with certain lenses, would be preferable to the D5000. I have a large collection of photos that I love and would like to emulate, and most of them were done with Canons. Very, very expensive Canons! The best (or most pricey, I should probably say) Canon I can afford is the 50D. Of course, I don't know what lenses were used in those photos. That's a whole new can of worms that I haven't yet opened and need to. I am trying to want a Pentax, but I keep getting really, really mixed reviews on them. I am one confused girl. I am worried that the T2i and T1i wouldn't take photos that look the best when enlarged. Should I be?
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