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Rana Bhadra

Please Help Me Buy a Camera

I want to buy an SLR camera. I have two choices: 1) Canon Eso Elan 7e, and 2) Nikon N80. Which is the best? Which one will give sharp, very good pictures?

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6/2/2004 12:42:49 AM

Peter K. Burian
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/8/2004
  Rana: Both are excellent, full-featured cameras ... but any camera can make sharp images if you use a high-quality lens and suitable technique - such as a tripod in low-light photography. Regardless of the camera you buy, start with a better lens than the $90 (28-80mm) zoom, often included in kits. Expect to pay about $200 for a better- quality zoom. Discuss your needs and plans with a reputable dealer as to which lens to buy. Or, start a new thread here, as to What is the Best Starter Lens? Cheers!

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6/3/2004 6:39:45 AM

Gregg Vieregge   What's better, a Lincoln or a Cadillac? Hard to say which is better. I am a Nikon person for no special reason other than I started with a N6006. I've owned the N70 and also N90 and currently shoot digitally with the Fuji S2 pro which is exactly like the N80. It's a very good and dependable lens. As far as a lens try the new sigma 24-135 f2.8-4.5. (77mm and $319) Just got mine and I'm impressed.

Good Luck.

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6/8/2004 5:17:22 AM

Michael McCullough   I've owned and shot at least two rolls of film through an F80,over the last three years and never had any at all problems,have even used it in minus 30 degrees centigrade,great little camera IMHO,at a reasonable price nowadays!!!!

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6/8/2004 8:47:50 AM

Chad Koski   If you are still looking for an answer to your question, I have an N80, and I love it. I find it very easy to use and have had no problems. Mine is paired with a Tamron 28-300 lens which I also like very much.

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6/19/2004 12:27:58 PM

Angela K. Wittmer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2003
  I have the N80, and it's great. I am still learning all the bells & whistles but have been impressed so far. Mine came with a 28-100 mm lens & I recently got a Nokkor 70-300 mm & love it. Good luck & let us know what you decided to purchase!


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6/21/2004 6:31:17 AM

Denise  M. Prichett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/24/2002
  I have the N80 and I love this camera!!!! It's my number one camera to use right now until I go digital and get a Nikon D100. My first camera was a Canon Rebel 2000, but if I had it to do all over again I'd go Nikon because of it's great reputation. If you decide to go Canon, the Elan 7 is a great choice. I was considering purchasing anElan 7 as my second camera and selling my Rebel 2000, before I made the decision to just save up and go digital. My lens recommendation is the Nikon 28-105. Hope that helps.

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6/28/2004 5:13:14 PM

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