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Old 06-15-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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need help with deciding to trade or not to trade

Hey guys so i have a canon 300d and all accessories and it is ready to shoot with charger and all. some guys contacted me wanting to trade for a nikon d70s two batteries battery grip no lens and he wants 80 on top. you think i should do it?


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Okay ... so you are jumping from a Canon to a Nikon correct?

And do both camera's have lenses? Straps? Batteries?

I honestly think it's an even trade. No money to anyone.

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Old 06-16-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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my camera has a battery, charger, kit lens, no strap, lens cap

his has no lens, 2 batteries, battery grip, and pretty sure charger and strap
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Okay ... is he giving you the 80 or you giving him the 80?

Is your D70 the D70(S)? ... or standard D70?

I honestly think ... just keep it.

I find the Nikons are built better during that time and the rebels a bit more plastiky.

Save the camera, save the money ... buy better lenses.

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Old 06-16-2011, 11:07 AM   #5
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i have the 300d and he has the d70s

The 300d is the canon rebel digital
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As stated by Ken Rockwell: "The D80 completely obsoletes the D70s." I have no experience with the Canon, but out of all of the Nikon cameras I've handled (D70s, D80, D90, D5100, and D7000), the D70s feels the clunkiest. I personally don't care too much for the D70s, but I also tend to prefer slightly smaller cameras.

You can do a side-by-side comparison on dpreview.com, and the Nikon appears to be the winner there. It seems a little odd to me that the other guy is willing to trade his camera for an entry level DSLR that is two years older. Maybe ask him for the number of times the shutter has been fired?
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I know that the 300D is the rebel. Both the Canon 300D and Nikon D70s are in the same bracket. In terms of quality and cost.

So, if you have one or the other, either are great and it comes down to lenses.

I do agree with YellowJellyBean a bit, but really depends on how you are going to use it.

I know plenty of photogs that love the D70s/D100 (Nikons) or those with the Rebel series Canon ... that take great photos. (Portraits) They all have awesome expensive lenses.

I also know those who don't like the D90 and down of Nikon or any of the Rebels ... those people are Sports photographers mainly and night time (unstrobbist) peeps.

So, it really comes down to your preference/style of shooting. I find my self more of a portrait photographer. So, speed isn't my big thing but contrast, clarity and customization is. I shoot with a D700 and a D300s. Why those bodies for me ... I also shoot for the Oil and Gas companies here in my city and the places I go to are so Dusty and dirty ... I need the fully sealed bodies of those 2. Sure the D90 or hell the D80/D70 would be great here ... but still need that fully sealed body.


So, again ... it really depends on what you are looking for.

The one thing I really do like about the Nikon D70 and the Rebels, are the fact they shoot with CF Cards as oppose to SD cards. I have found that the CF Cards are so much more durable and quicker than the SD cards.

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Old 06-17-2011, 09:15 AM   #8
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ok. ill stick with my 300d. :)

i just thought the d70s was a newer better camera... i was wrong.. lol

thanks guys its time to go shoot some more :)
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If it was a D90, then Id say go for it... But the although the D70 is a still a good camera, your current camera is just fine.
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