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Old 08-24-2009, 07:37 PM
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:21 PM
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Whichever one you choose, do yourself a huge favor and buy the book "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson. It was the best investment I made after I bought my D90.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:44 PM
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Canon's can be good but I just switched to Nikon because my Canon is acting up. Plus I got the 1 + 3 = 4 yr. warranty thru Sam's Club. (if this one acts up, they get to replace it)
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:58 PM
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Whichever one you choose, do yourself a huge favor and buy the book "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson. It was the best investment I made after I bought my D90.
I would second this opinion. This is a very well written book and explains a lot of the concepts of exposure in an easy to understand way.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:40 PM
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I would second this opinion. This is a very well written book and explains a lot of the concepts of exposure in an easy to understand way.
I will 3rd this recomendation. It is an excellent book which has helped me a ton! Bought mine at Amazon
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:39 AM
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I just ordered that and his book on shutter speed http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-...1200319&sr=8-1
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:44 AM
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if I'm not mistaken, the Nikon does not do video... but some of the low end cannon's do have video capability...

I have been looking at the D-60 as well. as the cannons, and the advantage goes to the cannon for the video...
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:07 AM
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if I'm not mistaken, the Nikon does not do video... but some of the low end cannon's do have video capability...

I have been looking at the D-60 as well. as the cannons, and the advantage goes to the cannon for the video...
??My d60 will shoot videos ???
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:28 AM
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the nikon from my research it does stop motion video...but not regular video... Ihave been looking athe D-40 as well. sicne its cheaper and is basically the same camera

The D60 is just a D40 with more pixels, but slower shutter speeds with flash outdoors and less basic light sensitivity due to the smaller pixels needed to jam more of them onto the same-sized sensor.

EOS Rebel T1i adds remarkable Full HD video capture at resolutions up to 1920 x 1080. An HDMI port allows for quick connections to high definition TVs and monitors for easy viewing of your stills and video. but its not cheap. around 800 bills...
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:50 AM
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I'm agree with Tim and other guys. Brand dont matter - the main thing is your hands and vision. Modern cameras very close to each other in parameters. Both can use old lenses. Prices for lenses as I remember are near the same for comparable models.
For night time shots you need a good tripod and a remote(!). Remote very important because you have to avoid any shakes when doing long exposures. You have two options - delayed shot and remote. Delayed shot takes too many time, so remote is very helpful.
One thing that I read about Nikon and Canon is that Canon at high ISO levels(1600+) has more 'nicer' noise. But I use 400 ISO so this dont affect your choice.

I use M mode, set ISO to 400, set F-stop to 8-12 and adjust exposure time. Usually it in range 2-8 seconds.

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I have Canon 30D.
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