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    Question Any recommendations for a SLR?

    Hi, just wondering which SLR camera would be good for a newbie like me to start with? Currently using a digital camera, but realised that the sharpness is not there as compared to film...

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    Default Re: Any recommendations for a SLR?

    Well, lets start with your budget. How much do you intend to spend? Now and say within a space of 3 years?

    I started with a $1000 budget. But over the last 3 years, have invested over $5K in an assortment of lenses, flashes, filters, tripods, bags etc.

    When your getting an SLR, you're investing in a system. Not one camera. So you might want to also consider the extendability of your investment. i.e. can your lenses/flashes/filters etc be re-used if you were to move to a DSLR?



    regards,
    rOCh

    Originally posted by Edwin
    Hi, just wondering which SLR camera would be good for a newbie like me to start with? Currently using a digital camera, but realised that the sharpness is not there as compared to film...

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    Default Re: Any recommendations for a SLR?

    Originally posted by Edwin
    Hi, just wondering which SLR camera would be good for a newbie like me to start with? Currently using a digital camera, but realised that the sharpness is not there as compared to film...
    Work out the following for a rough guide to what type of SLR that you plan to purchase:

    1. Budget. (first-hand/second-hand)
    2. Preferred brand. (Canon, Nikon, Minolta)
    3. What you photograph.
    4. Read camera reviews of the Brand/model that you have in mind.
    5. Try out the camera if your friends have it.
    6. Find out the camera specifications before purchasing.

    Happy shopping.


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    In your situation, my suggestion will be:

    Nikon F80 or
    Canon EOS 30/33.

    It depends on which system you want to follow in the future. You won't go wrong if you choose either one. Nikon is more "classic". Canon has the latest technology.

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