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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Just got the Nikon D90 with a just-released Tamron 18-270 VC lens emoticon
The VC is a great vibration correction upto 4-stops and the 15x zoom has great flexibility.

Everyone can look forward to some great photos anytime I'm on an outing now.

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Great choice not familiar with the lens. I was going to recommend you get the 18-200 VR Nikor 3.5 for all rounder.

Post up some pics!

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Keep an eye out in the trip reports section around January as I will have pics posted after my Qld trip on 28th December.
They won't be full res pics though as with a 12.3Mp sensor, the jpg files are a bit big to host anywhere, but if there is a pic you want to examine more closely I can email it to you.

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Do you have a Flikr account? you could just post the link instead of the photo.

I use it with the D3 and it certainly doesnt screw up your photo's like photobucket does.

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Hi Guys,

Thanks to the strong Aussie Dollar, it is now the perfect time to upgrade to a digital SLR I reckon emoticon

I am a Canon man, and still have the old Canon EOS 500 with a huge collection of lenses, although am not using it anymore due to the convenience of digital cameras.

It's been around 2 years since you guys made your posts about the Nikon D90, Canon 40D and the Canon 400D and I know that Canon now introduced the 450D as an option, so has there been any other models in the market which I should consider apart from the usual suspects mentioned above?

Kev: Does the Nikon D90 offers continues photo shooting like the Canon?

Oh, one other question: Would I be able to use any of my Canon EOS lenses on the Canon Digital SLR or they won't be compatible?

EDIT: Done some more research and found out that Canon are now upto the 550D which shoots HD videos LOL emoticon (talk about technology moving fast in 2 years)

I have also found the answer to my earlier question and it seem that I will be able to use all my previous lenses with no problems, which a HUGE bonus and what will eventually influence my decision buying the Canon.

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Hi Jalal,

You have picked my favourite subject emoticon

Yes the Nikon has continuous shooting and HD movie shooting as well.
I had people at work with Nikons and Canons so I looked at them with equal opinions.
The reason for my Nikon choice was the low-light photo capability. With Thomas doing more stage plays at school I needed a camera and lens combination which would let me take indoor photos from the back mezzanine without flash and produce clear photos without digital noise. The Nikon won over the Canon.

I looked at the Canon 400D, 450D, 20D, 30D, 40D and Nikon D60 and D90.
If all you want to do is take photos outdoors or with flash indoors then any of these cameras will do a great job but of the Canons the 20D, 30D and 40D will do a better job as they are aimed a little more at the semi-pro/enthusiast rather than amateur photographer.

Take a look at dpreview.com. There you will find detailed technical reviews on many digital cameras where at the end of the reviews you can see photos from similar cameras compared to the one you are reviewing.

For your Canon it is best to select one which is compatible with your older EF lenses. A lot of the amateur digital cameras will only take the "made for digital" EF-S lenses and do not have the body depth to allow your old lenses to be used. You will notice with digital cameras though that the focal length of your lenses will seem higher, such that 28mm is not so wide-angle now and will be equivalent to 45mm (1.6x) or nearly a normal lense for your old film camera. This is due to the digital sensor being smaller than the old 25mm film area so less of the lens view is being used by the smaller sensor.

There is LOTS of information out there and it took me months to decide on what camera I wanted because I had a defined purpose for it to perform. Otherwise it will take some time only because there are so many choices emoticon

Oh and don't automatically go for the camera with the most megapixels.
Since digital sensors are small, the more megapixels the sensor has, the closer they are to each other. This will cause higher digital noise on the images when the light gets dim and the noise correction software built-in to the camera will start to reduce the sharpness and colour saturation of the images.
You really only need a camera with around 10 megapixels.

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Thanks Kev,

THIS review of the Canon 550D agrees with you and proves that the Nikon D90 is still a head in many aspects, including the ones you mentioned (i.e. shooting in low light) and the pixel density issue of the Canon D550D (which is now 18MP) using the same small sensor.

Having said that and because I do carry and have already invested in large number of EF lenses (which the 550D can take with no problems) as well as external flash unit and other bits and pieces, I think the sensible option for me would be to choose the 550D to avoid paying more to purchase the accessories and additional lenses for the Nikon.

Also, based on the current exchange rate of our Aussie Dollar, I can score the 550D with the standard EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens for as little as $750 bucks and considering all the other lenses and accessories I have from my previous 35mm EOS 500n, this makes it a very attractive option indeed (for me that is).

I don't usually take night/low light shots all that much anyway, so the lack of capability of the 550D in this regard won't be an issue for me.

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i to have a nikon d90 and a tamron 18-270 lens, got the tamron lens after getting tired of changing kit lens all the time , the kit lens are from my nikon d40x that is a 18-55 and 55-200 both vr lens. just got back from tassy on 2 weeks holiday and took over 2500 photos still sorting through them, if you can afford this camera and lens i would recommend both. my other lens is a nikkor 50mm f/1.8d.

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Hey Jalal, invest in a couple of 16G class 6 (or better class 10) SD cards and another battery.

These will make you life a bit easier with a second battery. Cycle both cards and batteries as a pair and you will always have space on a card and a near full battery ready to go.

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I was just reading about the Nikon D90 when used with the 18-270 Tamron lens and the reviews seem to suggest issues and glitches with the auto-focus freezing when this size lens is used with the D90, as well as quality loss. The reviews seem to suggest that the best all-rounders lens to have with the D90 is an 18-200 lens which will do away with the need to replace the 2 lenses supplied with the camera kit (18-55 and 55-200)

I am now considering this camera too based on what you guys said and the awesome reviews on the net about it. It has basic HD movie capability (set at max of 5 mins in HD mode), but who would want to use an SLR for everyday video recording anyway emoticon I consider this feature a bonus rather than a "must have"

Thanks for the tip Ann, I usually get the battery grip for my SLR cameras and have a stack of SD cards at home already, so these will be a "must buy" for me with any DSLR camera for sure.

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