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September 6, 2004 7:52:14 PM

I have been researching DSLR Cameras for my personal use. I have narrowed it down to the Canon Digital Rebel and The nikon d70. Anyone have pros or cons about these two cameras? Thanks in advance.

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September 8, 2004 1:50:11 PM

They're pretty comparable cameras. Any differences between the two are subtle. What may be an important factor for you is whether any of your shutterbug family&friends have Canon or Nikon equipment.

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September 8, 2004 11:50:44 PM

Thanks for the replys. The review sites are wonderful Dax. I've got days of reading there. Auburn, the sad thing is only pentax users that I can find. LOL. I am just looking for a family camera, but I'm tired of the limitations you encounter with the point and shoots. I really like the Nikon, I just have to decide wheather its worth the extra dollars. So far I think so. Thanks Again.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by beeeno on 09/08/04 07:52 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
September 9, 2004 3:34:25 AM

I have the 10D, which is the dRebel's big brother, and absolutely love it.

Either way I think both are wonderful cameras, but I'd go for the dRebel body only, and get the Canon 24-85mm USM lens for it if your wallet will stand for it. IMHO the "stock" lens' on both cameras are the weakest link the the image quality chain.

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September 9, 2004 3:35:36 AM

BTW: <A HREF="http://www.photo.net/equipment/canon/300D/EOS_300D_lens..." target="_new">http://www.photo.net/equipment/canon/300D/EOS_300D_lens...;/A>

edit: Pictures:
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<A HREF="http://img33.exs.cx/img33/4613/IMG_2610.jpg" target="_new">http://img33.exs.cx/img33/4613/IMG_2610.jpg&lt;/A>
<A HREF="http://img13.exs.cx/img13/676/IMG_2535.jpg" target="_new">http://img13.exs.cx/img13/676/IMG_2535.jpg&lt;/A>
<A HREF="http://img13.exs.cx/img13/4146/IMG_1285.jpg" target="_new">http://img13.exs.cx/img13/4146/IMG_1285.jpg&lt;/A>
All were taken with Canon 24-85 except the last, which was with the 75-300 IS lens.

*Dual PIII-800 @900 i440BX and Tualeron 1.2 @1.7 i815*<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jclw on 09/08/04 11:51 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
September 9, 2004 9:36:00 PM

Just pentax, huh? Ouch.

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