I am lost. You guys have me confused!

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  1. crankbait

    crankbait TPF Noob!

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    I just want to say great board and I have learned a ton. Although I am new to the board I have been reading a ton as well. I almost think too much in a way. I thought I had decided on a DSLR but now I am lost. There is mixed reviews over cannon and nikon on here.
    My goal is to capture sporting images in all aspects. I like the Nikon D300 and the Canon 40D. I am leaning more towards the canon and loke these lenses. Canon EF 300 f/4l IS,400 f/5.6l , and 70-200 f/2.8. I have no idea on a what lense to get for close up and everyday shooting. Any feedback on what I have so far would be great. I would rather get answers before I buy and save money then lose it.
     
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    Nikon/Canon either will do, neither will let you down, nikon will provide more lens as the f mount goes back years, for close up 18-70 3.5 dx zoom is a good all rounder and sharp as a tack, there's loads of longer length lens it just depends on the depth of your wallet.
     
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    Hehe....does this fall into the beginner $1,000 thread? IF you wanna do sports then I would look at "fast" lenses. F/2.0ish, somewhere around there. I can't really comment on the Canon lenses 'cause I use Nikon, but for close-ups you'll want a lower mm and if you're shooting from a distance you'll want a greater mm. The 70-200 would be a good fast lens and able to shoot at a distance, but you may want something a little wider for close-ups...It really depends on what you wanna do. Hope this helps.
     
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    If sports is your primary goal, definitely get a Canon. They have a more completely lineup of telephoto lenses, and the super teles from the 300mm f/2.8 on up are hundreds or even thousands of dollars cheaper.
     
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    As far as photography is concerned, you can't go wrong with Canon or Nikon but a Nikon will improve your sex life!
     
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    Mine didn't get any better.....hehe
     
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    Did you shower this morning?
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Why, are you offering ;)
     
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    While you're in the shower, I suggest playing with both, Nikon and Canon cameras so you get a sense of how each of the controls feel and how the camera in general feels in your hands.
     
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    Desperately trying to think of a snappy comeback.:(
     
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    Blushing....And laughing....And feeling bad for jacking crankbait's post. Jon0807 is right though, it's a good idea to go play with (and not necessarily in the shower) both systems and see which you like better. Just remember that you're not JUST buying a camera, but an ENTIRE system. You'll be sucked into which ever company you go with for the duration.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I was an ordinary guy, until I went Nikon. Now I am the neighborhood stud!

    True story. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
     

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