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leo <email@example.com> wrote:
> Manzoorul Hassan wrote:
>> I am doing just that. At this time looking at the following:
>> * Nikon D70
>> * Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
>> * Minolta Maxxum 7D
>> The Digital Rebel seems to be best bang-for-buck. Any other that I
>> should be looking at?
> At $630, body after rebate, DRebel is the best deal. If you're new to
> DSLR, you can't beat it. Get it, learn with it and then upgrade later.
Especially if you apply the Russian firmware hack, then you get MLU
and other features of the 10D.
However to me the Pentax *ist-Ds is more attractive because it takes
standard AA batteries, and you can choose one of several lenses
that are better than the Canon 18-55/3.5-5.6 EFS kit lens. I mean
the Pentax 16-45/4 DA, the Pentax 24-90/3.5-4.5 (also works with film)
or the Sigma 18-125/3.5-5.6 DC (betting that the partial-frame DSLR fad
will end before your Sigma breaks, as they often do).
I don't really need a DSLR yet, because I found a lab that can make
3000x2000 scans of film for $7 a roll, and I have several good film
cameras, but so far the Pentax is the only DSLR I can imagine buying.
And I have three excellent Minolta lenses, and one good one.