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    Hi, I'm new to photography, so i wan thinking if i shold invest in a canon 350D. Any comments? How much wld it cost? Kindly guide me along... Thx...

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    350D is a DSLR
    best if you go read up a little on the basics of photog, ie. manual control, aperture, shutter speed, all that jazz
    To knwo what you're diving into
    not wrong to start off with that, but i don't know, i personally feel that you must be ready to spend slightly more $ than just the body and kit lens to make full use of any dslr

    if not, you could always start off with a bridge cam (in btw dslr and p&s)
    or a point and shoot cam with manual controls

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    Hi, Welcome to the big family!

    Like what bro night86mare has said do read up on the basics first before deciding which camera to get. For DSLRs you not only get the body and kit lens alone. There are other things like dry cabinet, different lenses & filters to consider too. A prosumer camera would be a good choice too.

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    Thx alot... I have lots of research & read up to do. will keep those advice in mind...

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    I suggest you get a prosumer cam first, like a Sony H series or Canon S series (lots of good sales in the marketplace section now). This will cover most of your needs and really let you practice. You might not even feel the need for a "full dslr" anymore!

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    I started with my Dad's manual camera to understand the basics (e.g. to understand the relationship between apeture, shutter and ISO), then moved to a Sony Cybershot F828. It is only then when the camera prohibited/limited what I want to do (i.e. camera limiting my skills), that I know that it's time to upgrade. And I chose a Nikon (PLEASE DO NOT start a brand war here ) system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    For DSLRs you not only get the body and kit lens alone. There are other things like dry cabinet, different lenses & filters to consider too.
    pardon a ignorant question....is dry cabinet a must?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swing123 View Post
    pardon a ignorant question....is dry cabinet a must?
    not unless if you're in a country with low humidity, e.g. Australia.
    If u're in S'pore, u've spent so much on your expensive camera gear, IMHO, it'll be a worthwhile investment to protect your gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    not unless if you're in a country with low humidity, e.g. Australia.
    If u're in S'pore, u've spent so much on your expensive camera gear, IMHO, it'll be a worthwhile investment to protect your gear.
    it's almost necessary for dslr - got moving parts if you get what i mean
    p&s also should la, but not so, because it's "enclosed"

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    it's almost necessary for dslr - got moving parts if you get what i mean
    p&s also should la, but not so, because it's "enclosed"
    I wun dare say that p&s cams can be left out. I believe that the lens is subseptable to fungus growth too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    I wun dare say that p&s cams can be left out. I believe that the lens is subseptable to fungus growth too.
    likelihood less though!
    i'm lazy, leave my cams in a enclosed cupboard only =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    likelihood less though!
    i'm lazy, leave my cams in a enclosed cupboard only =D
    you mean, your dslr+lens or p&c cam???

    i am planing to upgrade to dslr, so must consider the dry cabinet in my budget??

    my bedroom is aircond-ed most of the time, so by leaving in the cupboard, will it pose humidity problem??

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    Quote Originally Posted by swing123 View Post
    you mean, your dslr+lens or p&c cam???

    i am planing to upgrade to dslr, so must consider the dry cabinet in my budget??

    my bedroom is aircond-ed most of the time, so by leaving in the cupboard, will it pose humidity problem??
    i only have p&s!
    no dslr

    probably should take dry cabinet into account, really, i would

    about last q, ask the people with dslrs! =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by swing123 View Post
    you mean, your dslr+lens or p&c cam???

    i am planing to upgrade to dslr, so must consider the dry cabinet in my budget??

    my bedroom is aircond-ed most of the time, so by leaving in the cupboard, will it pose humidity problem??
    On most of the time!?
    Aircon breakdown, power outage or when it is off, wun condensation form?
    Spend thousands of dollars on your equipment, what's another hundred or two to have a peace of mind, knowing that your gear is protected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    likelihood less though!
    i'm lazy, leave my cams in a enclosed cupboard only =D


    Dun blame me if you need to replace your p&s if fungus does grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    On most of the time!?
    Aircon breakdown, power outage or when it is off, wun condensation form?
    Spend thousands of dollars on your equipment, what's another hundred or two to have a peace of mind, knowing that your gear is protected?
    erm, if dry cabinet is another $100-$200 i think worthwhile to get. but does it need constant electricity to use? like the kitchen fridge? if need then the total costs is much more than just the initial investment of few hundred bux.

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    There are a few of us selling off our cams in the B&S thread. Go take a look.

    Cheers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxxkat View Post
    erm, if dry cabinet is another $100-$200 i think worthwhile to get. but does it need constant electricity to use? like the kitchen fridge? if need then the total costs is much more than just the initial investment of few hundred bux.
    no lah, doesn't consume much electricity..just to give u an idea of how much it costs.

    my electricity bill is around $30 a month and my usage is:
    1 fridge (24 hours)
    1 air-con (around 8 hours every day)
    1 LCD TV (around 3 hours a day)
    Lights (3 bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 kitchen)
    3 laptops (around 2-3 hours a day)
    1 dry cabinet

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    Quote Originally Posted by satch View Post
    no lah, doesn't consume much electricity..just to give u an idea of how much it costs.

    my electricity bill is around $30 a month and my usage is:
    1 fridge (24 hours)
    1 air-con (around 8 hours every day)
    1 LCD TV (around 3 hours a day)
    Lights (3 bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 kitchen)
    3 laptops (around 2-3 hours a day)
    1 dry cabinet
    bro.. chun bo?!? $30 only?? after rebates is it
    mine is about $50 (excluding water gas everything else) and usage similiar to yours.

    anyway i just found some dry cabinet selling @ kallang. typical watt is 12w. that's ok. but not mentioned how much is the cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxxkat View Post
    bro.. chun bo?!? $30 only?? after rebates is it
    mine is about $50 (excluding water gas everything else) and usage similiar to yours.

    anyway i just found some dry cabinet selling @ kallang. typical watt is 12w. that's ok. but not mentioned how much is the cabinet.
    no leh...mine is around $30 only, plus water, gas etc. is around $50-55...

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