1st June 2005, 09:26 PM
1st June 2005, 09:58 PM
Welcome to ClubSNAP!
Can't go wrong with either Canon or Nikon. For your budget to get a mid-range SLR (Nikon F80 or Canon EOS 30/33), you can only get it 2nd hand--even then your budget is still a little bit on the low side. A new one will cost $600-700.
As for lens, since you are on a tight budget, you may want to get a 3rd party lens (Simga, Tamron or Tokina). Or else, go for the cheapest prime around, the 50mm f/1.8 for both Canon and Nikon. Less than $200.
1st June 2005, 10:50 PM
Who go for Nikon and Canon only? Check prices in SG used camera shops for Minolta, Pentax AF cameras...........easier to get used AF lenses for Minolta.......surely fit your budget......
1st June 2005, 11:00 PM
Your budget is too low for a used F80 plus lens (used F80 bodies typically go for about $300+ without lens), but there are other brands and models you can look at that are pretty good as well.
E.g. you can consider the one below:
Last edited by av98m; 1st June 2005 at 11:14 PM.
2nd June 2005, 03:24 AM
thanks alot. probably getting a nikon f65 second hand. found a few good deals.
2nd June 2005, 07:42 AM
Why not try EOS 300, plus kit lens (EF 28-80mm) may sell for only about $300 max. I got mine for $400 with a EF 75-300mm lens ... Enough functions to play w ... Add batt grip for $50 and u can start using AA batt instead of the more X CR123 ...
And ClubSnap has quite a few people selling off their used cams. Jus post a WTB (Want to Buy) and wait for response. But first determine what you want to buy and which system (ie Canon or Nikon). Later, you would be stuck w the lens for a long while ...
2nd June 2005, 11:02 AM
Originally Posted by booboo
Consider a mid-range consumer body like the Eos 30 or F80 instead.. If you try hard enough, you can get it cheap.. I did get my Eos A2 (Eos 5) for $200..
2nd June 2005, 11:13 AM
That's a superb price for EOS 5 EOS 5 is better in specs (5fps, 1/200s flash sync, fast and accurate AF, etc) than most other cameras mentioned so far in this thread.
2nd June 2005, 11:27 AM
I had thought you would have taken it at that steal of a price.. LOL...
Originally Posted by mpenza
2nd June 2005, 11:41 AM
Here's another great deal..
Eos 5 QD with the VG-10 vertical grip for $350 only.. If you don't need the grip, you can always let it go and put the money into a nice lense..
2nd June 2005, 01:09 PM
For a good beginner set.. maybe can consider this Nikon F65D + 28-100mm G lens for $200.. enough to start your learning process and shoot photos..