Re: Looking for DSLR selection recommendation

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    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
    >
    > 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
    >
    > this, $5000 would not). Probably Canon - I have a couple of good Canon
    >
    > lenses that I could use with it. Low noise at daylight ISOs (say, up
    >
    > 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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    >
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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,
    >
    > Alex


    Same lens and Nikon D3200 body to replace the D40.
     
    RichA, Jul 3, 2013
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