20 October 2009

Nikon D60 or Canon 1000D?

Hi there,

Are you interested in photography? Wondering what DSLR camera to buy to kick off being a pro-photographer? well...I started off with experimenting my A560 Canon Powershot Digicam. I played with subjects' angle and did many macro shots on all the subjects I discovered. Then I decided to invest in a DSLR.

Nikon and Canon has been good to us (please don't ask me about other brands). They produced DSLRs that are affordable without neglecting the quality. Of course the more expensive cameras like D90 and Eos 5D MarkII, will give better and professional photos. But then, my advice to beginners, who are concerned about budget, you can either buy a Nikon D60 or a Canon 1000D or a Canon 450D. The only thing that you need to invest more is on the lenses. Lenses help greatly in making your photos great. To bring your photo to another level, be friendly to photoshop software. Master it, and you will be surprised, on how great the effects are on your photos.
The two photos I took here were coincidence photos. Remember we had rainy days before. Well, this was the first time i saw three-layered sky (like 3-layered teh C peng. Hahaha). because as you can see, the sky was divided into black, blue and white colours. For photographers, they have the term "the magic moment" which refers to sunset and sunrise. But my magic moment is this: three-layered sky, because it is something that is rarely seen.

Noted : All photos above were adjusted by increasing the colour contrast to show the colour distinction.

31 Reptozian Messages:

SEN said...

eheh..knek tok amik gamba k kamera hp jak eheh..

wenn said...

wow..beautiful pictures..

Willie said...

SEN > Okay juak ya bah. Mesti handphone u Mahal. Ahaks

Wenn > Thank you wenn.

nicksuneo said...

Before it's too late, I would like to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Ya besok, tapi aku wish in advance. Hehehehehe

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Jay said...

great tips. For the time being I use olympus FE-series digital cam. Byk limitation digital camera.

Becklee said...

Haven't seen a three layered sky before!I read someone here wishing you a happy birthday, so I would like to wish you a very happy and blessed birthday too.

~Elaine Tam~ said...

I love yo have one too..but way too expensive leh the camera.... =_="

Mei Teng said...

Once you start with a slr, it's no looking back to point and shoot. At least that's true for me.

I agree that it's better to invest in good lenses than a expensive camera body.

Ivy Metaga said...

kacak gambar ya..
bah kmk dah di kch, jom buat photoshoot hehe, kmk jadi model lalalalaa

Ai Shiang said...

You are right. It's the lenses that make all the difference and not the cameras. That's the part most people get it wrong.

Ai Shiang said...

Oh! I forgot to ask. Do you use Photoshop CS4?

Willie said...

Nicksuneo > Thank you. Makin tua lah kamek tok.

Jay > If you like it, you can invest in a DSLR.

Becklee > Thank you so much for the birthday wish!

Elaine > Hahaha...if you like it, you can buy it too ma...

MeiTeng > Yes. Currently I am eyeing on buying all necessary equipment for studio set up. HEhehe...pssssttt...don't tell anybody.

Ivy > HAhaha... kita set time dan tempat.

Willie said...

AiShiang > Lenses are very helpful, but the body will provide certain advantages especially when we have a studio. I a musing CS4 but unfortunatelyI still fail to master the funstions. Geee...I need a proper class for this.

Norris said...

haa tok baru tips..dalm otak aku mala jak d60 or 1000D....harga dah dekat sama dah sekarang...
berkira-kira lok....

C.Alv.B said...

The pic's really beautiful. Butr the camera too expensive..lol!! btw, I will attend the photography course next year and if really like it then will start saving for it.. hehee

Faizal n Fashitah said...

If budget kurang..then I would go for D60 la hehe. Tapi ku still juak maok D90.. so better simpan jak duit lok heheheh...

Willie said...

CalVB > If u attend a course, then you can be a pro.

Faizal > I am thinking of getting a second DSLR > and my target is D90 too. Hahaha

Claire Cassandra T said...

gosh!! thanks for the info...i really planned to buy DSLR for myself...but i just don't know where i need to start...thank you very much for the tips!! yay!!

kurekiyo said...

camera body oso play some part in the overall picture quality u get for example in canon...DiGiCIII is the processor that capture the image ur taken with the camera...with good L lenses and camera body without the processor it is nothing..hehe...some other things that differ in each dslr is live view, dual CMOS system, Video, High ISO capability, megapixels and some other features...

Bengbeng said...

great photos on this blog. i feel humbled by yr photography. Thanks so very much for your comment on my blog.

Krisno said...

hehehe...i agree with u bro..should invest more on lenses...i dream of buying telephoto lens in future..tunggu kena tiket lah haha..

rainfield61 said...

Canon 1000D is a good camera. I have done my comparison, it shows the detail better than Nikon.

Rudy said...

1kd ka, D60 ka, D40 ka,memang ada kelebihan dan kekurangan. yang penting, master ur camera.

Pete said...

Good tips for getting a camera! Thks

Ayie said...

i think canon's noted as the best for digi cams but i don't really mind what i use too much...i'm more of a photo hobbyist and not into pro photos too much

Willie said...

Norris > Kalau ada rezeki, boleh invest yg mahal skit.

Claire > No problem Claire. Share with us, once u get your DSLR.

Kurekiyo > Some of those are accessories. But it is true of what you said bro. No doubt!

Bengbeng > I am not difference from other people. Don't feel humble.

Krisno > uih? main tiket?

Rainfield > On the other hand, according to a digital camera magazine assessment, Nikon D60 is better than Canon 1000D.

Rudy > benar madah u. Even digicam pun u mesti master the kamera.

Pete > you'r welcome

Ayie > Generally Canon is the best. However, i do not want to be influenced by their aggressive campaign. Adverts and campaign can be deceiving sometimes.

Ida Athanazir said...

i've always preferred canon

cyrildason said...

these are very nice shots!

Marlene said...

Yay, before hubby bought the DSLR cam, he was pressured as to which one between Canon and Nikon. In the end he chose Nikon, well, he has the reasons.

Really great looking three-layered sky. And of course it's the magic moment, too.

Willie said...

Ida > Canon is a good choice.

Cyril > Thanks a million

Marlene > I hope to discover more magic moments.

Sean said...

My fren, any type of DSLR camera if the price more than 5k is good! Canon, nikon or whatever the brand is still the same.