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Re: Looking for DSLR selection recommendation

 
 
RichA
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      07-03-2013
On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 9:29:35 PM UTC-4, alex_m wrote:
> My old Nikon D40 was stolen on a recent trip and I am looking for a
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> replacement. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Here is more info:
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> I have a Canon 1D mark ii N (long in the tooth, but I still like it a
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> LOT and use as a primary camera). I used D40 on trips where the weight
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> of 1D is a pain, with either a light prime or a 18-200 superzoom. I
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> played a little with small compacts (Lumix and Nikon) and realized
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> they do not work for me -- I like the size, but I am underwhelmed by the
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> pictures. Likely a part of this is my fault, but I decided to stay
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> with DSLRs.
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> Preferences: I am looking for something that is relatively light and
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> would be usually coupled with a superzoom or a light prime. Not too
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> fickle (D40 climbed Rainier and went on a few sea kayaking trips with
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> me). Price is not a #1 consideration, but prefer to take it around and
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> not feel too protective about it (for me, a $1000 camera would satisfy
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> this, $5000 would not). Probably Canon - I have a couple of good Canon
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> lenses that I could use with it. Low noise at daylight ISOs (say, up
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> to 800) is crucial; good performance at higher ISO is nice, but not
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> critical.
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> I am wary of high megapixel cameras -- one of the problems I saw with
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> subcompacts was noise, which I think may be caused by a small sensor
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> subdivided into lots of pixels. Is this a false assumption?
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> I will probably also get a superzoom (my 18-200 disappeared with the
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> D40), so any recommendations on this are appreciated as well.
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> Cheers,
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> Alex


Same lens and Nikon D3200 body to replace the D40.
 
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