Need Input on Canon Vs Nikon

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  1. Dominantly

    Dominantly TPF Noob!

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    So I am saving for a new camera and I have had my eyes set on the Nikon D90 with 18-105 kit for $1100 ( I already have the NIKKOR 55-200VR for it).
    I went to the store and held the D90, liked it's layout, and it's very similar features and specs as the D300S which is quite a bit more coin. Seems solid with a good amount of room to grow into.

    Now, on another forum I am on a guy is selling his Canon 40D and Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 Macro DC lens with less then 5000 clicks, in perfect condition (according to him), for $850. He just bought the 7D so has no need for the 40.
    I dont know enough about Canons, or the comparison between Nikons and Canons to tell whether or not the 40D is a smoking deal AND BETTER then the D90.
    If the D90 has better capability, I dont mind paying the $1100 for it. BUt if the 40D blows it out AND is cheaper, then why not.

    Please advise on real world comparison and what to expect.
     
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    Get the 90

    ~Michael~
     
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    lol The 7D didnt come out yet. It has only been announced. And if you can go for Canon. Cheaper lenses in the long run ;)

    *Hides before Nikon people get here.
     
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    Ah, well then he is selling the 40D to pick the 7D when it does start shipping at the end of the month. Maybe their taking preorders or something though....
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    90

    More Lenses
    Greater Capability
    IT SHOOTS VIDEO (snickers in a sarcasm pool)
    Great high ISO performance (will outdo a 40D any day)
    Ease of use is wonderful
    Use of older lenses
    You can use that telephoto lens you already have

    ~Michael~
     
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    Given the situation and the fact you already have a Nikkor lens, just get the D90.

    Now, the D90 or the 7D? No contest... :) But that's not what you're asking so I'll pipe down.
     
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    The D90 is a good call, especially as you already have a good lens for it.
     
  9. Dominantly

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    I guess it sounds like the D90 is it.
    Thanks Michael for the highlights! I didn't know about the ISO difference.

    Tharmsen- yeah I wouldn't think twice if I could get a deal on the 7d that would equal the D90
     
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    Go with the nikon, you will have better glass.

    Better glass better shots.
     
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    Lol. Like ive said before, there is no need to hide, we all came and got the shot and went home, well before you woke up this morning
     
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    Canon is better any day of the week. Nikon is just so weak and their lens selection is crap.
     
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