Do you still prefer a D70 over a hacked 300D?

Started Jun 9, 2004 | Discussions thread
Todd Siegwart Regular Member • Posts: 110
No problem

I think my point is you are comparing apples to oranges. Primes are clear. No argument. VR zooms have advantages other than clarity. Zooming being one, VR being another. I tried the 80-400 vr at Calument. I felt like a caveman looking at fire. Put it on a tripod, average at best. I take a lot of pictures were I can't use a tripod or where suddenly my subject is 30 feet away not 75 yards.

Really, if you interested in the lenses hop over to the lens forum. They know more than me.


PaulyOly wrote:

Todd Siegwart wrote:


For your needs you have the perfect set up. No argument. A camera
that captures a great image and a sharp prime lens at the right
focal length for a great price.

If I ever decide to specialize in taking pictures of birds at the
zoo, I'll use your rig.

in my galleries are the parrots. So why do you mention taking pics
at the zoo? Do you not have wild birds where you live? Sorry, i
think i'm just trying to argue now, it's peacekeepers fault, i
will stop reading his posts.

The 80-400 VR is an awesome lens for a variety of real world
shooting situations. I'd love to have one. VR is freak'n sweet.


PaulyOly wrote:

PaulyOly wrote:

Those look good, but they were taken with a 200mm lens, i was
looking for 400mm shots. Even so i've seen much nicer looking
images taken with a 10d or 300d. On my lcd flat panel monitor i
can see a difference between a cmos sensor image and a ccd. To me
the cmos images look nicer, smoother, but both are equally sharp
and colorful. Just my opinion.

Thought these were the seagull pics. The headshots look good, but
why all headshots? I'll have to go back and read the exif to see
if they were taken at 400mm.

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