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    Default Any recommendation for friendly camera shop to test equipment?

    I decided to upgrade from my compact Canon S45, but having difficulty deciding on what to upgrade to. DSLR or prosumer super zoom? Are there any friendly camera shops out there where I can test out, hold and use the different brands of DSLRs and prosumers? To feel the ergonomics, weight, focusing, speed, etc of the different models. Most importantly, if I dont buy anything they won't get angry.

    What about the Comex exhibition? Can we test out cameras there?

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    upgrade to dslr if you think your're gonna stick to this hobby.
    else just get a prosumer cam loh.

    you can try CP @ penisular plaza or MS colour @ ang mo kio or john 3:16 @ funan

    yes you can test the cameras during the Comex exhibition.


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    Comex is a good place if u just want to try out cameras from different brands, u would feel the pressue to buy. Camera shops sometimes they expect u to buy after u try a few models...

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    well.. if u do not intend to stick to photography, and want to get a dslr for the sake of upgrade i urge u to think twice. coz many pple. tot by getting a dslr they will get wonderful pictures. but when buy the dslr, and think that they are pros, they see their result they get demoralised.

    i might wanna urge u 2 think twice when u wanna invest in a dslr. its a so called life long commitment...


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    Quote Originally Posted by glennyong
    well.. if u do not intend to stick to photography, and want to get a dslr for the sake of upgrade i urge u to think twice. coz many pple. tot by getting a dslr they will get wonderful pictures. but when buy the dslr, and think that they are pros, they see their result they get demoralised.

    i might wanna urge u 2 think twice when u wanna invest in a dslr. its a so called life long commitment...

    The thing is, I borrowed a DSLR (Fuji S1 Pro) for 6 months and played around with it. Even brought it with me on tour. My pictures instantly looked better compared to those that I took with the compact. Now that I'm returning the DSLR, I really feel like getting one for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red_ryder
    The thing is, I borrowed a DSLR (Fuji S1 Pro) for 6 months and played around with it. Even brought it with me on tour. My pictures instantly looked better compared to those that I took with the compact. Now that I'm returning the DSLR, I really feel like getting one for myself.
    Then buy buy buy !!! loh...
    I think 6 mths shld be enough to gv u a feel of a DSLR.
    Just take note of the maintenance cost and the urge to upgrade to better lens.
    DSLR will make u buy buy buy !!!
    So prepare to burn your pocket a big "lobang".

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    Quote Originally Posted by obewan
    Then buy buy buy !!! loh...
    I think 6 mths shld be enough to gv u a feel of a DSLR.
    Just take note of the maintenance cost and the urge to upgrade to better lens.
    DSLR will make u buy buy buy !!!
    So prepare to burn your pocket a big "lobang".
    can you kindly explain further with regards to maintenance/cost...
    cause i'm also currently using a compact camera...
    thanks in advance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thobs
    can you kindly explain further with regards to maintenance/cost...
    cause i'm also currently using a compact camera...
    thanks in advance...
    Maintenace cost as in buying lenspen,blower,dry cabinet etc... all of which you can choose to don't buy but cannot justified that you buy a few thousand cam and want to save.

    Every cents for every goods,same goes for lens.


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    Default Re: Any recommendation for friendly camera shop to test equipment?

    and dun forget about the purchasing of diff lens that suits yr needs and other stuff like flash


    how about misc stuff like lcd cover, eye cup, filters, reversal ring and many more?



    have fun enjoying a DSLR

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    Default Re: Any recommendation for friendly camera shop to test equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by zaxh81
    Maintenace cost as in buying lenspen,blower,dry cabinet etc... all of which you can choose to don't buy but cannot justified that you buy a few thousand cam and want to save.

    Every cents for every goods,same goes for lens.
    what an expensive hobby it is...
    (sorry but out of line here)

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