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Old Jan 25, 2011, 7:06 AM   #1
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Hey,
Im looking to buy a good DSLR for basically Aviation photography.

The camera should have great image quality, should be able to shoot at 4-5fps,
less noise at high ISO, good autofocus which shouldn't fail me at anytime.

Video isn't that important.

Till now i have narrowed down to Nikon D90, Canon 550D, Canon 500D, Nikon D5000 and Nikon D3100. More keen on the D90 or 550D.

So which one should i buy, and which out of these produces the best image quality because i will not be only clicking for collection but also posting these pictures on various sites.

Thanks in advance, looking for some great help.
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 8:49 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to Steve's.

What sort of budget are you working to as the body is only a portion of the equation, the lens is going to have a big effect on your results? What kind of locations are you planning to shoot, airports, show, private strips etc?

Have you handled the bodies as this could make a big difference as how it feels in the hands when combined with a long lens will be important?
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Those are key question that Mark brought up. More info is needed.
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 1:09 PM   #4
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Budget should be around RS.40 - 50000 for body only.

Lenses - whichever canon or nikkor its going to be 18-55VR/IS and 70-300VR/IS.

I have handled all the cams i have mentioned in my list above with these lenses.

My location will be near airport boundaries, and its going to be all around the day sometimes late night, some times evening, sometimes early morning, afternoon etc.

I need something which can switch on, focus, click and shut very quickly.
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Z707 is talking about Indian Rupees I think, the conversion is 45rupees=1$

so the budjet will be around a modest $1000
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 11:26 PM   #6
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with that budget, canon 1000D and the ef 70-300 IS USM. Not much more you can do with a do with that tight of a budget. If you can the canon 450D if you can squeeze the budget.
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 6:29 AM   #7
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Chek out these links...

http://www.canon.co.in/p/EN/112-Digi...1423-EOS-550D/
INR 45,295.00

http://www.nikon.co.in/productitem.p...281-86d7b52026
INR INR 43,450.00

INR 50,000.00 is my budget for body only, so thats no problem, 1000D is around INR25,000.00.

well now any help?
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go with the 550D if you can over the 450d or the 1000d it is a better camera. Also the little bit of extra reach the canon has on the nikon actually helps on subjects further away with the 1.6x vs 1.5 of nikon.

The d90 is also a very good camera. Between the 2 it is comes down to what you preferred. The 550d is a smaller camera, and easier to carry around and a better low light and HD video camera. The nikon has a higher fps rate, the top lcd. If you can, I would handle both bodies at a store.

But how much do you want to spend on a lens. Either the canon or nikon I would go with a 70-300mm lens, the ef 70-300IS USM for canon of the AF-s 70-300 VR for the nikon for a mid range lens. But it can get way more expensive if you want higher grade and more reach.
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I have used both, i do find the Nikon D90 a bit heavier and the canon 550D was a good weight easy to handle.

But i think i need to handle both for some more time in the field.

I shall get back on that.

About the Lenses,
I will be buying an 18-55VR/IS lens thats for sure.

Now what im confused about is if i should get the 70-300 with VR/IS or without it.
Dont no what difference it will make since there is a huge price difference in them. Any thoughts on this? have been giving this a thought since a while now.
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It will help with the VR/IS at 300mm. The canon put it into IS mode 2 for aircrafts in the air. And it works well for me.
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