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Which Camera To Get

Ok guys, I finally have enough money to blow on a new setup. I am going with a Nikkor 10.5 mm fisheye lens. My question is what camera should I go with. I would like to get the Nikon D200, but its a $1000 out of my price range. I have been looking at the D80 seems like the plastic version of the D200. Then I have also been looking at the D70s. I just can't make up my mind. The D70s and the D80 both look similar in pano quality. I want to be able to do Time Lapse , bulb photography as well as use it for my panos. I would like to get some opinions form you guys as to what camera you would go with.
After reading some of the Nikon posts posted by G.Lee The one that stands out the most is "You will only get about 100,000 exposers before the camera's shutter needs to be replaced." Beings the D70s is an older camera and I would probable have to buy it used, I have been leaning toward the D80.
I would love to hear some advice on this.
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Chris

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Thanks for the great advice smooth
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I'd buy a Canon - any dSLR Canon.
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Quote: Originally posted by daugaard47 on August-29-2007
Thanks for the great advice smooth

Well what did you expect! LOL

Really it doesn't matter, buy the best you can afford. Canon make full sensor DSLR's Nikon don't. Canon win!

I have seen many nice Nikon panoramas and even the D40 is up to speed. If you are buying secondhand I wouldn't buy anything to old unless you know the true shutter count.

Sites like DPReview and Steve's Digicams cover all you would ever need to know.

Why do you want a Nikon DSLR? You seem convinced....

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I guess I'm going off the WWP. Seemed like for years everyone was using the Nikon D70 w/ 10.5mm lens   Out of all the panoramas I viewed, that combo looked the best to me.

Keep in mind I'm not bringing the Nikkon D200 or the Canon 5D into this Because there are out of my price range.

If the Nikon D80 is the new D70 and a plastic version of the D200, Sounds like a killer camera. To be honest I don't know that much about the Canons. I guess the canon 20d was like the nikon D70
and the new canon 40D is like the Nikon D80

Show me some good quality panos of a canon with a 10.5mm and I might change my mind.

Thanks,Chris
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Hey daugaard47,

Have you made the purchase on the Nikkor 10.5 yet?  If you have not purchased this lens yet, I would also recommend the Canon.  Canon has the 40D available to purchase and ship early next month.  You also have the option of the Rebel, which is what I use with a Sigma 8mm fish eye.

I am by no means a pro at doing panos, however I am getting better and getting some paying business.

Click Here to see panos shot with Rebel (350D) and Sigma fish eye.

Good luck to ya,
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Those are nice Panos, but I still like the 10.5mm better ,I guess its just my taste. I did look at the 40d ,but was little to pricey for me. I ended up purchasing the Nikon D80 Found a nice deal
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            Chris
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Chris,

Great news on your purchase. We now all wait to see your superior Nikon/10.5mm panoramas.

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Oh, come on. I'm not saying I think Your canons/sigmas are bad.
Or that Nikon/10.5 are superior. I'm just saying it's what I prefer.Judging off of the samples. I haven't even used the camera yet. It should be hear later today.It will be my first time using a DSLR, I will post as soon as I get everything situated. I just wanted to get the most bang for my buck and the D80/10.5 was it for me.If it turns out I'm Wrong I will admit my mistake, sell it and give the canon/sigma a shot ,but I have faith in my New Setup. Maby later we can have a panoramaOff LOL

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                 Chris
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Mate, there is a long way from buying the equipment to having a completed panorama to be scrutinised! I hope you like your Nikon and it works out great for you. Many others use and love them. Your post was to ask what others recommend and it was offered. I feel you had pretty much made up your mind on Nikon before posting and really all you wanted to know is what Nikon to buy. So just to rev you up a stated I would buy a Canon. (which is true though)

I have many lenses to attach to my Canon full frame DSLR including the Nikkor 10.5mm. The difference is little between them all. Tokina 10-17mm Zoom Fisheye, Sigma F/3.5 8mm, Canon 15mm and Nikkor 10.5mm. All are good, some are favoured over others because of shooting speed and work-flow.

Prior to the Canon's, I owned and use many Nikon Coolpix cameras and all were fine at what they do.

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I'd buy a Canon

Regards, Smooth