New DSLR with one demand and wishes...

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bimbobo Regular Member • Posts: 202
New DSLR with one demand and wishes...

I would like in the near future to move from my lovely Pana FZ150 to a DSLR camera.

The cam I look for should be either Canon or Nikon, no Sony, Samsung or others.

I have seen Canons and Nikons and like them most.

The demand I have is that I would avoid Chromatic Aberration and purple fringes as much as possible. I would say that I do not expect to shoot at more than 3200 ISO.

Nature, indoors/family pics and my son playing football.

I expect to use a lens 18-200 as replace for the normal 18-55 or something like that.

Any recommendation?

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photosen Veteran Member • Posts: 4,368
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The demand I have is that I would avoid Chromatic Aberration and purple fringes as much as possible. I would say that I do not expect to shoot at more than 3200 ISO.

This is a function of the lens, not the camera; the good news is that with a DSLR you can choose the lens you like most. Some lenses control chromatic aberrations better than others. Reviews on photozone.de and other such sites will tell you how each lens fares on each technical parameter, including that one.

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happysnapper64 Senior Member • Posts: 5,278
Re: New DSLR with one demand and wishes...

photosen wrote:


The demand I have is that I would avoid Chromatic Aberration and purple fringes as much as possible. I would say that I do not expect to shoot at more than 3200 ISO.

This is a function of the lens, not the camera; the good news is that with a DSLR you can choose the lens you like most. Some lenses control chromatic aberrations better than others. Reviews on photozone.de and other such sites will tell you how each lens fares on each technical parameter, including that one.


Photosen is correct. C/A & purple fringeing is controled by the lens.the ability to conrol ISO "noise" is a function of the cameras sensor, & some do it better than others. If you are determined to stick with Canon Or Nikon, you need to go to some camera test sites. Again as Photosen suggested "Photozone" is a good place to start. The good news is that there are no bad cameras out there now, certainly not in the popular makes like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax Panasonic, Olympus etc, some do some things better like video, whereas others may excell with better focus systems, ISO control, or have a better burst rate [frames per second] Canon & Nikon have probably got a superior range of lenses to choose from, although 3rd party manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron & Tokina make lenses to fit most makes bodies. Buy or borrow a couple of books on digital photography before you commit yourself to an expensive purchase, then go out & try different ones, & try the menu system & controls to see if they suit your eye. Some can be more difficult to navigate than others. Ask for help if you need it & have fun choosing. You really shouldn't have a problem getting what you want, even if you buy used. Good luck.

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Limburger Senior Member • Posts: 6,741
Re: New DSLR with one demand and wishes...

bimbobo wrote:

I would like in the near future to move from my lovely Pana FZ150 to a DSLR camera.

The cam I look for should be either Canon or Nikon, no Sony, Samsung or others.

I have seen Canons and Nikons and like them most.

The demand I have is that I would avoid Chromatic Aberration and purple fringes as much as possible. I would say that I do not expect to shoot at more than 3200 ISO.

Nature, indoors/family pics and my son playing football.

I expect to use a lens 18-200 as replace for the normal 18-55 or something like that.

Any recommendation?

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Canon and Nikon both make good camera's but I'd take the lens(es) as a starting point. Once you figured what to buy then choose a body and make. Personally I'd chop the 18-200 range in two making it two lenses. For indoor use with a "slow" lens mind getting a flash too since the popup is only good for filling imo.

Since I don't know the budget it's hard to give propper advice.

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ErikkaSmith Regular Member • Posts: 248
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Yeah, I'll also "chop" (lol its so funny, the word suggest to chop the lens and you can use one end or the other for different focal lengths :D) it into 2 lenses because although you have the convenience of a zoom, image quality suffers (distortion, etc).

Here's my input on Nikon 18-200mm. Like what the people said, the lens makes the CAs not the body so...

Nikon's 18-200mm has moderate CAs at either ends of the lens. It's not that visible unless you zoom really really in in areas that are high in contrast or very bright. It's not too bad though because some Nikon DSLRs have an auto correct option that removes CAs well, if not, Photoshop can do it for you.

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Philip Kendall
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bimbobo wrote:

The demand I have is that I would avoid Chromatic Aberration and purple fringes as much as possible. I would say that I do not expect to shoot at more than 3200 ISO.

If you want this...

I expect to use a lens 18-200 as replace for the normal 18-55 or something like that.

don't do that. I know others have already said this, but it's worth reinforcing - if you're primary concern is CA, start looking at primes and/or moderate range zoom lenses; superzoom lenses like the 18-200 will always have more CA due to the fact that extra compromises have to be made in their design.

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ErikkaSmith Regular Member • Posts: 248
Re: New DSLR with one demand and wishes...

Philip Kendall wrote:

 if you're primary concern is CA, start looking at primes

just not the Nikon's 35mm f/1.8G

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ARShutterbug Veteran Member • Posts: 8,832
17-55 and 200 f/2.8

What you'd need is a high-quality lens that has little chromatic aberration.  Avoid superzooms and cheap lenses.  You want a lens that maintains image quality at its maximum aperture.  Consider the Canon 200 f/2.8 and Canon 70-200 f/2.8, in addition to the 17-55 f/2.8 EF-S lens.

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ErikkaSmith wrote:

Yeah, I'll also "chop" (lol its so funny, the word suggest to chop the lens and you can use one end or the other for different focal lengths :D)

English is not my native language and I think it shows sometimes

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bimbobo OP Regular Member • Posts: 202
Re: New DSLR with one demand and wishes...

Thanks to all for replying..

I would prefer the combination of the body and the 18-200/250 lens.

I take picture outdoor when my son is playing football or my dog.. chasing cats and birds in the gardenĀ 

I was looking at the Canon T3i, as it seems more "clean" than the new T4, or the Nikon D5100/5200..

I have to decide where and how much to spend.. Maybe the T3 will get a lot cheaper after in 2013...

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gwlaw99 Senior Member • Posts: 1,113
Re: New DSLR with one demand and wishes...

Your demand is met by any good camera that can shoot in raw.  Just use Lightroom or DXO Optics Pro (if your body/lens is supported) to remove any chromatic aberration.   My vote is for the D5100 and 18-200.

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