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any recomendations in the budget but not a complete piece of junk prices range. thanks.
point and shoot ?, superzoom ?, compact ?, dslr ?
im guessing probably compact
I want an alternative to my hefty film slr.
What about this?
Maybe a bit out of your price range, but it's good if you want something like that.
I'm going for something a bit smaller and more portable. Not a point and click, more of a compact. I could use some advice actually.
John Lewis had the best price when i got mine. it's a really nice camera, and not as hefty as a 'better' DSLR so you don't get tired arms so quickly during long days photography
But what is a good SLR to get as a first SLR? Also as a digital compact novice where would be a good place to learn more? Its something I'd love to get into, I'm past going to college and shit so is there any books or something worth while to teach me the ways??!
also, there's some really good books to be had but your brain turns to mush and I keep another book going at the same time, currently reading one called Quality In Photography and they're at the moment talking about different ways of processing film and zoning systems etc so I'm also reading a book about the Crimean war
re that Panasonic, it'll be well worth the money and is (as are the Canon/Nikon/Olympus equivalents) a great stepping stone onto higher end cameras if that's what you're looking for but if not things like that will be a sound investment for fun. I know a few people who shoot with Panasonic Lumix cameras and they all get really good results. I have a little Olympus AZ-1 compact I bought four years ago and the quality of the macro shots from it is very good
thing is I'd love to get into photography, I feel I have missed a big opportunity. I did the same with music and learnt from a cd rom and a few lessons... to shitty level, but none the less. Basically my question is where do I start? Its retarded I know but this is something I want to pursue!
because of the benefits of there being a lot of lenses available. I shoot Canon but both make great cameras and the people who get caught up in the Canon v Nikon debates don't know what they're talking about half the time. I'd say a really good option would be to search the internet and try to find a new Canon 350D body for under £250. They don't make this camera now, it was replaced with the 400D so you'll get a 350D for a good price. Don't buy a second hand one for close to new price, just keep looking and you'll find a new one, someone I know got a new one on ebay recently for about £230. Buy a Canon 50mm 1.8, you'll get one new for under £80 and a decent zoom, either 28-105 if you want to shoot wide or a 70-300 if you want to shoot close in. I bought same friend a Tamron 70-300mm macro and it's light and works fine, got it on ebay for about £70
something I'd recommend for everyone with an slr/dsrl is camera armour. It's a rubber sleeve which fits over the body and it's like a one off insurance payment. I bought it for a friend and gave her it at ATP last year and she put it onto her Nikon D70 and promptly fell down a flight of stairs in Reds, the camera bouncing down the stairs ahead of her. The camera survived intact and as far as she was concerned the camera armour had paid for itself within a few hours of being fitted
cheers dude. I'll prob try to pick up the basics from books or something.
anything by Canon/Nikon/Panasonic/Olympus between £120-£150 will be totally usable. DSLR's are a false economy because you then set your sights on additional lenses/gubbins whereas with a compact all you'll spend extra money on will be memory cards, a good case and insurance
I'm considering selling my Nikon 5700 Coolpix
although I may keep it as we had some ace times together :)
Anyone know anything about Fuji cameras?