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Walter S. Mcrae

whats the best digital slr under 2,000.00?

i am wanting to get a digital slr under 2,000.,,anyone have preferences? I was thinking of the nikon d70, and wondering about the sigma sd10.

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9/11/2004 9:01:12 PM

James Ruf   I choose the D70 - lots and lots of neat features.

I checked out the Sigma S10 and it seemed like a deal (Sam's Club). Looked like a good portrait camera, but I was interested in more diverse features.

The biggest selling point for me on the D70 was the large number of possible lenses/support and the 'write to card' speed is simply incredible.

Check out for in depth reviews on both.

good luck-
- james
Springville, AL

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9/12/2004 10:39:09 PM

Ken    Hi Walter. I also wanted the best digital SLR I could get for my money. I spent several months reading and comparing cameras and finally decided on either a Sigma SD10 or a Canon 10D.

Like James said, the Sigma was a great buy and those who actually owned one (as opposed to those who didn't.) Gave it glowing reviews.

Sigma however, admitted that they were having problems with digital artifacts due to dust getting into their cameras during the assembly phase. They claim they have since corrected the problem, but how would you know which cameras were affected and which weren't? There was just no way to know for sure.

That left me with my other choice, the Canon 10D. By every account an outstanding camera in my price range. My only annoyance was that it was a 6 mega-pixel camera when I really wanted an 8mp.

On the day I was going to buy that 10D, Canon announced the 20D, an 8 mega-pixel digital SLR one step up from the 10D. After some comparison checking, I bought the 20D.

After an hour charging the battery pack and reading the manual, I took a few shots. Crystal clear pictures better than anything I've ever taken before. Call me goofy because I just can't stop grinning. 8^)

My lens is a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM that I bought separately.

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9/21/2004 4:57:24 AM

Andrew Laverghetta
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/13/2004
  I hope this isn't too late and hopefully Ken is still here. I've been looking for a good wide angle lens into medium telephoto range for my 20D taht I just bought. I've seen all of the brands like Tokina and such but when I bought my camera, I also got the 200mm f/2.8L and I love how it feels. So, I'm thinking that I want to get that 24-70 f/2.8L as well. I do mostly photojournalism right now but it seems like the lens would be good for portrait and fine art photography as well. What do you think about it after this amount of time? Thanks if you get this and can still help out!

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5/4/2005 2:45:40 PM

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