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Old Jun 29, 2010, 5:17 AM   #11
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If you had a choice to pick either the Canon T2i or the Nikon D90 which would you choose? I'm leaning more towards the Nikon D90 because of its reviews.. but I'm also a Canon user so I'm having a pretty difficult time deciding between the two..
Both cameras are excellent and you won't be dissappoitned with either one. If you need simpler features to get started and a great lens to go along, go wtih Canon T2i & Canon 17-55mm IS f/2.8 lens ... this combination is absolutely brilliant, easily comparable with some of the Canon's "L" grade lenses ... but 17-55mm IS f/2.8 is expensive (Nikon does not have an equvivalent lens with VR).
T2i will cost you almost $800 (body only) and a 17-55 f/2.8 IS lens will set you back by another $1060 ... but this lens will be useful for many years to come.
Alternatively you can go for:
T1i Body only ($600) + Canon 17-55f/2.8 IS ($1060)
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T1i Body only ($600) + Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC ($580)
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Nikon D90 Body only ($850) + Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC ($580)
By the way, the japan amazon site is selling Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 for $350 ... so the US & UK sites might also follow soon.

The lens combination with the above cameras is brilliant for low light indoors as well as outdoors ... once you are confident with your DSLR you can always go for bigger zooms such as 70-200, 100-400 etc etc
Don't make the same mistake as I did by buying an expensive camera with a cheap lens ... it is better to buy expensive lens and buy a cheaper camera, becasue every year there are new cheaper cameras that have better features than the older more expensive cameras.
If budget is a concern and you want simpler features (for DSLR beginners)go wtih Tli or T2i with kit lens.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 7:02 AM   #12
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Alternatively you can go for:
T1i Body only ($600) + Canon 17-55f/2.8 IS ($1060)
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T1i Body only ($600) + Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC ($580)
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Nikon D90 Body only ($850) + Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC ($580)
Unfortunately, the stabilized version of the Tamron 17-50/2.8 isn't very good. The Canon 17-55/2.8 is the the only stabilized, large aperture, standard zoom that's any good. If you don't want to pay the price that lens goes for, you're better off with the unstabilized version on a stabilized body from either Pentax or Sony.
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