I have a Canon EOS400D with a big 55-250 lense and i love it. My dad used to be a proffesional photographer and still does the odd job to go along side his graphic design work that he now does and he swears by Canon, he has had about 4 Canon DSLR's he currently has th 40D i think.
Another vote for Canon here, proud owner of an EOS 450D with kit 18-55mm IS lens & tamron 70-300mm and its served me very very well so far
Actually i have th 450d not the 400d here is where i bought it from linky. for camera reviews Digital Camera Reviews and News: Digital Photography Review: Forums, Glossary, FAQ is the webiste to look at.
just a couple of weekends ao me and the girlfriend did a job photographing a wedding.
One Canon EOS 350D and one EOS450D - and they both perfomed brilliantly
I have to say, although the LCD on the 450) is much nicer, and it has more toys - these days most of the difference in actual photo quality is with the lens.
Thank you so much you guys. Have given me a lot to think about so far.
Oh yeah.. and buy it in a "real world" camera shop if you can stand the extra cost - they'll price match OK anyway, and to get a real feel for the thing before laying out the $ is invaluable.
If you're in a tight situation, or if you just have nae morals go in, test, and order online! In credit-crunch days though, you may be better offline, I have yet to be able to successfully bargain with a computer...
Canon 450d here, which I'm really happry with now. As a newbie to DSLR I actually found it a bit of a learning curve to get the best from it.
The main thing is to learn how the thing works properly. When I first got it I dived straight in without properly reading the manual and learning how the thing works. The results were to be honest a bit dissapointing. Now I've spent some time reading and learning how to use the thing properly and I'm getting much better results.
Definitely agree about extra batteries too - sod's law says you will always run out at the most inconvenient times.
Canon 350D here with all the toys, great camera with the right lense(s). You wont see much difference with a Canon or Nikkon, its a matter of preference.
Oh and top tip no 1000 - Dodgy chinese accessorie copies are well worth the risk, you will find its prob the same item as the oem without the branding
I'm quite a keen photographer and base my photography around another one of my hobbies. You can see some of my work on my website; Welcome to Curious Places
Most of the pictures on my website were taken with an old Fujifilm Bridge Camera, but I have a Canon 350d now which is ok for what I do, but not outstanding by any means.
Nice site Mike - thanks for sharing the link!
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