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    haa haa haa, cos its in my dreams......

    hmmm, actually the body and lens is ok one.... u think of it this way, if u are really into it, into making this a serious photography, u can get a good setup with an entry level DSLR plus its kit lens for maybe about 1.5K? save a bit here and there can get one right?

    but then again, 1.5K isnt that small of a sum also. but it does boils down to whether is the buy worthwhile for you or not. if its not worthwhile, even spending 400 on a camera seems too expensive.
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    but seriously, how much satisfaction can one get from a DSLR with only kit lens?
    the adv of DSLR is the flexibility of being able to change lens. who buys a DSLR + kit lens, and thats it? not everyone can afford $1k irregardless of their passion for photog
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein
    but seriously, how much satisfaction can one get from a DSLR with only kit lens?
    the adv of DSLR is the flexibility of being able to change lens. who buys a DSLR + kit lens, and thats it? not everyone can afford $1k irregardless of their passion for photog

    Tant where you can be wrong. This girl in the US got a 300D with kit for her bday when she was 15 and is still using it to take great photos The setup hasent changed for 2 years.
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    Welcome to CS.

    Just start within yr budget. Use yr P&S to learn the basic like composition. In later stage when you feel you want to get more serious in photography, then you can consider DSLR. You mention taking close-up subject. well, I know of someone here using a P&S to shoot excellent Macros that even DSLR cannot beat. I think Tchuanye (Bro, sorry for using you as example) is using Canon A610 + some accessories and his macro photos are stunning. Visit the Macro section and find out.

    My point here is that you dont have to own a DSLR to shoot beautiful photos. Skill is more important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptor84
    Tant where you can be wrong. This girl in the US got a 300D with kit for her bday when she was 15 and is still using it to take great photos The setup hasent changed for 2 years.
    haha okay, i was wrong. but how many of us here are contended with 1 body and 1 lens?
    that girl is like 1 in a thousand, or maybe more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein
    but seriously, how much satisfaction can one get from a DSLR with only kit lens?
    the adv of DSLR is the flexibility of being able to change lens. who buys a DSLR + kit lens, and thats it? not everyone can afford $1k irregardless of their passion for photog
    sorry but i do know someone from here that uses a d2x with its kit lens. and i asked why? he said it still produces stunning images. it's a case of my panasonic lumix dmc-f1 against his d2x, and at the end of the day, it's the images that we took that matter. does the kit lens matter? i'd say it's a no =).

    and i agree with uncle deswitch here, i've been using my pns for outings with groups of like 10-20+ photographers using sophisticated equipments but we're all here for the passion of photography. sometimes we just needa learn the basic before we actually plunge ourselves into the world of dslr which might end up causing a huge amount of money.
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    sigh....i dunno how to express myself already lol. im not good at this. let me try tat again.

    can one do sports photog with dslr+kit lens? can one do events photog? macro (such as insects) photog etc etc... u may find a few people using DSLR with its Kit lens. but we all know that they are a rare find, yes? not many people shoot 1 type of photog and stick to it for the rest of their lives. for those who dun, most end up buying more lens. even those who stick to 1 type of photog may have more than 1 lens for diff occations.
    what im trying to say is, DSLR is not for "everyone who is interested in photog". because frankly speaking if u ask me, its a very expensive hobby, and not everyone can afford that.
    and yes, as what koelsch said, its the images that matters at the end of the day, not the equipments. so we shouldn't tell everyone that ask for camera advices to buy DSLR. i was just trying to reason this, becos i keep reading zcwnfx saying to buy D70s, d200, d2xs etc...
    sorry zcwnfx just trying to put my point across. nothing personal here. i know that if i were to start DSLR, i would keep BBB!! hence im trying to stick to my current cam
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein
    sigh....i dunno how to express myself already lol. im not good at this. let me try tat again.

    can one do sports photog with dslr+kit lens? can one do events photog? macro (such as insects) photog etc etc... u may find a few people using DSLR with its Kit lens. but we all know that they are a rare find, yes? not many people shoot 1 type of photog and stick to it for the rest of their lives. for those who dun, most end up buying more lens. even those who stick to 1 type of photog may have more than 1 lens for diff occations.
    what im trying to say is, DSLR is not for "everyone who is interested in photog". because frankly speaking if u ask me, its a very expensive hobby, and not everyone can afford that.
    and yes, as what koelsch said, its the images that matters at the end of the day, not the equipments. so we shouldn't tell everyone that ask for camera advices to buy DSLR. i was just trying to reason this, becos i keep reading zcwnfx saying to buy D70s, d200, d2xs etc...
    sorry zcwnfx just trying to put my point across. nothing personal here. i know that if i were to start DSLR, i would keep BBB!! hence im trying to stick to my current cam
    haa haa, no offence lah...

    i agree totally about the picture matter most. if u read my previous post b4, i have said that too. other threads though...

    DSLR would be for someone interested in seriously going deeply into photography. as u said be, the flexiblity of interchanging lens is the big plus of DSLR. its definately a exp hobby. to go for a higher body would mean u can afford it and u can fully utiliize the upgrade. if u dont have wat it takes, give u a 1DMKII u or a D2Xs also cannot take that good a pics :P my gf whom uses a coolpix 775 which is i think quite old and have a long shutter lag, can take great pics too!

    to be content with kit lens depends on wat u want to shoot. if u are for general shooting and also general landscape, i think kit lens like the 18-70mm is good enuff. macro and events or sports or bird shooting i would say are more specialised area. definately u need lens designed to shoot those stuff. then no choice, u got to BBB.

    then again, u can BBB sensibly. me and my fren dont jump at every lens we see.. we think, we budget and we deliberate over them b4 buying. simply becos we cant really afford to BBB, being students.

    DSLR is a major step into photography i would say. I myself thought long b4 taking the plunge and buy my first body and kit. been shoot on the kit for long, as it is sharp and good. its a hobby that i found interest liking, hence decided to pursue it for long.

    finally, as i say lah, i think most of us wish for a higher cam body. if can afford, go for it, if cannot, jus get wat u can afford and shoot to get the skill!

    newer models will come and go with time, but skills picked up will never go away!
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    oh yeah, also i meant not to say go on and buy the D200 etc, but that soon u would want it.... haa haa.... i think its true... personally, i found myself wanting the D200 already :P
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    Dslr give your more control over your camera and gives your the creativity and imagination of how you want your shot to be like. it's the flexibility of changing the lenses and getting quality outta the lens you own.

    sometimes i just shoot with my pns and get very frustrated with the fact that it has its limitation. photography is about being there at the right place at the right time somehow. sometimes if my pns can't perform at that crucial moment, i'll just curse and swear!

    but handling some dslrs now and then, it really gives me a wider range of control and technically handling. not to mention the uses of different lenses, my pns zoom has its limit but theres this chance where i might get a tele lens for some event shooting. that might be an adventage to owning a dslr system.
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    yeah, pns definetely more portable and convinient. well everything has its pros and cons.
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    Redstone: Yeah, agree with ya on that! I find it an added bonus to get a good camera, hee. But since I'm working with a budget in mind, might as well make the best out of it ne? Of course, after the camera, there are many aspects to take care of...artistically and/or technically

    Zaknafein: Hm I suppose^^ Makes sense. But I don't think I should spend so much now right? It's just like buying a library just 'cause I realize I like books! Ok....maybe that's an exaggeration. But yeah, you get my point. Sometimes interest can be temporary...hopefully not for this!

    zcwnfx: Oh...haha. How steep do you mean by steep...? By the way, is there any website that lists market prices for digital cameras in Singapore online? Then I know what kind of choices I have~hee.

    Raptor84: Wow...interesting. But...that's one in a million right? If only I can do that...that I'll just save up longer and get a DSLR. But that's not really possible right? >.<

    DeSwitch: Thanks for the welcome! Unfortunately...I have school tomorrow, and it isn't exactly early now >.< Will come and take a look tomorrow!

    Hm so the only differences between a DSLR and a compact digicam would be that it sounds more pro, looks more pro, more expensive, more things to take care of and has more versatility? Oh...that sounds like alot of work!

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    hi there.. there are some price lists in CS.. here's one.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=131801

    u get more versatility with using DSLRs. but still, it really depends what u want to shoot. the quality of photos between compacts and DSLRs is quite a significant difference. the list can go on for the differences.
    u won't want to look pro and sound pro and get bashed for taking lousy pics with such a good cam.. kekeke.

    just have fun with ur cams!
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    Quote Originally Posted by impaction
    Redstone: Yeah, agree with ya on that! I find it an added bonus to get a good camera, hee. But since I'm working with a budget in mind, might as well make the best out of it ne? Of course, after the camera, there are many aspects to take care of...artistically and/or technically

    Zaknafein: Hm I suppose^^ Makes sense. But I don't think I should spend so much now right? It's just like buying a library just 'cause I realize I like books! Ok....maybe that's an exaggeration. But yeah, you get my point. Sometimes interest can be temporary...hopefully not for this!

    zcwnfx: Oh...haha. How steep do you mean by steep...? By the way, is there any website that lists market prices for digital cameras in Singapore online? Then I know what kind of choices I have~hee.

    Raptor84: Wow...interesting. But...that's one in a million right? If only I can do that...that I'll just save up longer and get a DSLR. But that's not really possible right? >.<

    DeSwitch: Thanks for the welcome! Unfortunately...I have school tomorrow, and it isn't exactly early now >.< Will come and take a look tomorrow!

    Hm so the only differences between a DSLR and a compact digicam would be that it sounds more pro, looks more pro, more expensive, more things to take care of and has more versatility? Oh...that sounds like alot of work!
    if u r not sure if this interest will stay with u, its best not to get a camera too exp, but at the same time, lets u play around with settings. diff between DSLR and digicam is a lot, its not really just the outside. its something like difference between a 500k P**che sports car and a 50k car, really cant compare in terms of performance. and of cos, the 500k one eats more fuel, so same thing here, "maintaining" DSLR is also more expensive.
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    Impaction, to improve artistically, first thing you need is INSPIRATION. Feel it with your heart as well. Good shots need not be 'beautiful'. Sometimes can be creepy themed or a photo that evokes a 'dark' emotion.

    Yup, you'll need to pick up some basic composition techniques. Eg thirds rule, etc. These can be picked up from basic photography books or by simply asking around.

    A better camera gives you technically better photos. Greater control of settings and a wider range of settings avalaible. Also better quality of photos. But it doesn't give you artistically better photos.


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    There are also other students around. Shooting while studying. Still, studying is the priority at this time in our student lives.

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    i think the price also need about 500 to 600? its steep for me lah. cos i no money liao. haa haa. spent 2K on my DSLR setup.

    but i was surprise how much i bought with jus 2K. of cos it takes time to slowly look for good deals around :P

    there is also a pricelist for nikon found in the nikon thread. but all are jus for referencing.

    i buy my gear 2nd hand here in BnS. I feel its safe to buy and also much cheaper. but of cos, u might have to wait and see for a longer time to get good deal. but i feel its part of the fun!

    aside from that, once u get ur cam, which every it is, jus go out and shoot lor!

    personally, compact cam would serve 1 purpose for me, for me to go to occasions where bring a DSLR is bulky. else DSLR for me all the way. Spent so much on it, should bring it out ma right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    Impaction, to improve artistically, first thing you need is INSPIRATION. Feel it with your heart as well. Good shots need not be 'beautiful'. Sometimes can be creepy themed or a photo that evokes a 'dark' emotion.

    Yup, you'll need to pick up some basic composition techniques. Eg thirds rule, etc. These can be picked up from basic photography books or by simply asking around.

    A better camera gives you technically better photos. Greater control of settings and a wider range of settings avalaible. Also better quality of photos. But it doesn't give you artistically better photos.


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    well said, i agree.
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    DeSwitch: Just had a look at the macros. Very nice! How is macro done anyway(for pictures like small spiders)? With a normal digital camera, if I zoom in to anything real close, it blurs out

    drumma: Thanks for the list! And yeah, currently experimenting^^ the list is only for lenses though...?

    Zaknafein: Oh...okays. So is the canon a good choice?

    redstone: I know abit...the white balance thing and rule of thirds. I see it popping up everywhere. Yay... As for creativity...how do you feel about this picture? Impulse shot taken on my sis birthday. Pardon the colours and stuff, I just liked it more reddish



    zcwnfx: Wa...like that cannot lehs. Budget 500 bucks. Abit over my about $50 is okay I suppose but 600... >.< And yeah...DSLR is bulky. Very bulky

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    Quote Originally Posted by impaction
    zcwnfx: Wa...like that cannot lehs. Budget 500 bucks. Abit over my about $50 is okay I suppose but 600... >.< And yeah...DSLR is bulky. Very bulky
    yeah lor...

    i also want. its slim lah and also i think the quality is great too. but for me, no money to get compact now....

    jus use my gf's one lor. still usable and can take good photos too :P
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