Looking to buy, want opinions.

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  1. TheHunter

    TheHunter TPF Noob!

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    Howdy all, I have been into photography for a few years now, shooting mostly with my K100d and have been looking as of late to "Upgrade" to a new camera. To give you some background on what I shoot, it varies from Pics of my dogs in the backyard, to portrait shots up in hunt camp to long range wildlife. I also volunteer to take pics at some motor sports events. So its a pretty wide range that I am doing. So here it is, I have narrowed it down to three options, Canon 50D Nikon D90 Nikon D300 I know they all have their ups and downs, but what I am looking for here is your opinions on WHICH you think is better, and WHY you think its better. Thanks Guys and Gals.
     
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    Coldow91 TPF Noob!

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    If you want video, D90. if not D300. I think both Nikons are better than the canon because of low light performance and their easiness to use.

    How ever since the new Canon 5d came out maybe consider getting a used 5D, they are very very good, and full frame is great for landscape
     
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    Don't you have any legacy glass? Otherwise go with the D90, it is as good as the D300 with better features.
     
  4. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just out of curiosity, what is it about the Pentax line that you find to be lacking? I have been well pleased by my k10D. I can't think of a single thing I want to do but can't b/c of limitations w/ my equipment, plus they have some world class glass.
     
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    Oh, dont get me wrong, my pentax was great, but, it came to an unfortunate end. You see, we were out fishing, and went for a swim, turns out that camera's dont like salt water. The only reason I am not going back to pentax is that the availability of components is not as high as the Canon/Nikon. It seems for some reason stores dont carry as much of a selection, and when I want something, I want it now, dont want to have to order it and wait. But, Pentax was great, just want to try something new.
     
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    Well, if you still have glass I would bite the bullet and stick with pentax. If not, the Nikon D200 and D300 are awesome cameras from what I've heard. They would be my first choice.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    For build quality.... hands down the D300.
     
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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'd take the build quality and legacy lens support of the d300 over the d90 any day. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the d90 can meter with non-cpu lenses.
     

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