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    Default Beginning SLRs and accessories

    just wondering bout the prices and wat sorta SLRs are there out in the market?
    wat accessories make up the basic set as well?

    new to this so hope u all can help out thanks

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    eh toking bout film SLRs to make the picture a bit clearer :P

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    [ahem shameless plug for my cam...]

    anyway

    body - from 200 to 3000
    lenses - from 200 to 4k+
    flash - from 50 to 600
    grip - 100-300+
    filters - 10-200+
    tripod - 30-1000+
    bag -30-200?
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    I'm also a beginner, so I'll just tell you what I bought. Prices are approximate...

    FM2 (Black) $930
    Nikon 50MM 1.4 lens $450
    Manfrotto tripod $120
    Shutter release cable $10
    UV filter $10

    Still to buy... a flash.

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    My super basic setup:

    All 2nd hand...

    Fujica M42 mount Body: $80
    Carl Zeiss Jena 29mm: $120
    Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm: Around $100+
    Meyer Optics Gorlitz Oreston 50mm(cheap cheap, bought in a set)

    For leisurely and planned shots(as I seldom am able to take snapshots doing manual focussing), I feel I prefer my shots using this to my fren's F80 kit, hehehe...

    I damn poor, but want to play with photography so M42 moount is the way for me to go. They have some gem of a lens in M42.

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    Originally posted by Silverelf
    I'm also a beginner, so I'll just tell you what I bought. Prices are approximate...

    FM2 (Black) $930
    Nikon 50MM 1.4 lens $450
    Manfrotto tripod $120
    Shutter release cable $10
    UV filter $10

    Still to buy... a flash.
    ahem.. $930 for a FM2?

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    Originally posted by Gunjack
    My super basic setup:

    All 2nd hand...

    Fujica M42 mount Body: $80
    Carl Zeiss Jena 29mm: $120
    Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm: Around $100+
    Meyer Optics Gorlitz Oreston 50mm(cheap cheap, bought in a set)
    Ah yes, cheap way to start photography.. if you're cash strapped it's a good way to start!

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    Originally posted by YSLee


    ahem.. $930 for a FM2?
    It is expensive in your opinion?

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    Default Re: Beginning SLRs and accessories

    Originally posted by prozzie
    just wondering bout the prices and wat sorta SLRs are there out in the market?
    wat accessories make up the basic set as well?

    new to this so hope u all can help out thanks
    Let us know ur budget adn we will help u spend it.

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    Originally posted by Silverelf


    It is expensive in your opinion?
    Well.. errmm.. when it was still in production it was $700++ new, IIRC.

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    Originally posted by YSLee


    Well.. errmm.. when it was still in production it was $700++ new, IIRC.
    Just curious... how long ago was that? and I have been hearing forever that it's going out of production..... but I still see them around....

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    hmm why not check the Buy and Sell forum ??? They usually hav ppl letting go FM2 ..... I got my FM2 from that forum too ant 450 a TCW think u can get at 470 - 530

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    Ahhem... I do have a Nikon F55 QD for sale also

    refer to this thread in Buy & Sell

    Good beginner's SLR cam

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    Default Re: Beginning SLRs and accessories

    Originally posted by prozzie
    just wondering bout the prices and wat sorta SLRs are there out in the market?
    wat accessories make up the basic set as well?

    new to this so hope u all can help out thanks
    Basic accessories goes like this:

    1) Filters/ UV guard
    2) Tripod
    3) External flash (optional but you will need it eventually)
    4) Camera bag to fit all (minus tripod)


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    but izzit true that if you buy cheap lenses, most probably ur pix will turn out like those taken wif a p&s camera? *read dat somewhere...but forgot where*
    Last edited by isomers007; 15th January 2003 at 09:33 AM.

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    not exactly sure about the authencity of the statement BUT there's is a significant improvement in the sharpness of my shots after discarding those original plastic lens for my current ones...

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    Originally posted by isomers007
    but izzit true that if you buy cheap lenses, most probably ur pix will turn out like those taken wif a p&s camera? *read dat somewhere...but forgot where*

    To put it this way, the camera body is just a box to store the film. The lens is the one responsible for teh image created.

    A so-so body with good lens take pictures better than a good body with so-so lens.

    However one thing to take note that the body is the one control some jey feature like metering, AF, flash, max shutter speed and so on.
    A key feature on a body to look for is DOF preview, especially useful for macro shot.

    Good luck on your search.

    P.s. I think FM2 is a good buy if it's not too expensive. $900+ is definately expencive for even a new one.

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    Originally posted by binbeto

    A key feature on a body to look for is DOF preview, especially useful for macro shot.
    Get a EOS 30!!!

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    Originally posted by SniperD


    Get a EOS 30!!!
    There is no need to.

    Nikon f65, f80 and fm2 also have this feature.
    There is other model that feature this too...

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    Originally posted by Silverelf


    Just curious... how long ago was that? and I have been hearing forever that it's going out of production..... but I still see them around....
    It's already out of production, replaced by the FM3A.

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