Pentax or Nikon?

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  1. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I am torn between a new Pentax *ist 35mm or a Nikon n80. Does anyone here have any experience with either, or a similarly priced 35mm that they could recommend?

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  2. mattvillano

    mattvillano TPF Noob!

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    I'd say if you've got the money go with the Nikon N80, it could serve you better in the longrun.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Why not a Canon?
     
  4. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    I second that :twisted:
     
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    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    To make it a bit more fun, how about:

    Go with Canon. IT'S THE BEST! :D
     
  6. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Yeah - get a canon
     
  7. Scurra

    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    I say buy Canon too. I love 'em :) I also have a very wierd attachment to my dads old Olympus OM1 thats kinda cool too.
     
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    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Get a cannon 3000V or 300V you wont regret it!
     
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    santino TPF Noob!

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    go for MF I say :)
     
  10. jadin

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    Team Nikon reporting in... N80, N80!!!
     
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    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Bah Nikon...I used to be a Nikon man...till a cannon knight showed me the light....I was saved that day.
     
  12. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I was initially deciding between Pentax ist and a Canon rebel t2. I guess it's just a personal thing. After seeing both in person, I just didn't care much for the way the Canon feels in the hand. Also, I think that Nikon has a better selection of lenses that I can grow with. I still have yet to see the pentax ist in person though. The digital version of the ist is getting good reviews, but haven't heard much of the film version.
     

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