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    Smile newbie here consider getting dSRL, budget 2.2k

    would like to ask for ur input on this, i'm considering a Canon Eos 400D body + Tamron 17-50mm lens with accessories (eg. dry cabinet, filter, bag and maybe tripod) budget under $2.2k. do u think is possible or there are better dSLR that i can buy with my budget and where can i get it from? thanks

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    400d - 12xx-13xx
    tamron - 650
    dry cabi - 100
    crumpler? lowepro? - 50 - 150
    tripod - 50 - 300

    a bit of a strech but possible... you can check out alan photo or john 3:16 on 5th floor funan or cathay photo at peninsula plaza

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    Default Re: newbie here consider getting dSRL, budget 2.2k

    400D Body - Oracle
    Tamron 17-50 - TCW? They have ready stock available
    Dry Cabi, Tripod, Bag can get from Cathy Photos I think, Chris gives amazing rates =)

    Or alternatively, get everything from John, Package deal is always better right?

    p.s Do remember to write down the best price available in the forum to be use as gauge.

    Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugene83 View Post
    would like to ask for ur input on this, i'm considering a Canon Eos 400D body + Tamron 17-50mm lens with accessories (eg. dry cabinet, filter, bag and maybe tripod) budget under $2.2k. do u think is possible or there are better dSLR that i can buy with my budget and where can i get it from? thanks
    Second hand at B&S and ya wld even have some change. Search patiently and ya mite even git some still wif warranty.

    Good luck in ya quest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugene83 View Post
    would like to ask for ur input on this, i'm considering a Canon Eos 400D body + Tamron 17-50mm lens with accessories (eg. dry cabinet, filter, bag and maybe tripod) budget under $2.2k. do u think is possible or there are better dSLR that i can buy with my budget and where can i get it from? thanks
    Budget aside - not sure how much the Tamron costs because well, I don't care.. What do you want out of your DSLR?

    Have you thought whether you really want into the brand? There are many brands out there, and I'm not anti-Canon, mind you.. But each one has its strengths and weaknesses, or pros and cons if you will.. And that's what you should be looking at first! =)

    Your budget seems more than enough to me for all those in terms of entry-level DSLR, so you'd have quite a number of choices - Canon 350/400D, Nikon (I'll skip the D40, I know many others would too) D50/D70 - these would be second hand more likely than not, out of production, Pentax K100D/K10D, Sony Alpha 100, Olympus E410/E510..

    Did I miss out any? All these should be within your price range.
    Last edited by night86mare; 9th May 2007 at 09:46 PM.

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    Default Re: newbie here consider getting dSRL, budget 2.2k

    Dun forget a good flash light.

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    Default Re: newbie here consider getting dSRL, budget 2.2k

    Quote Originally Posted by zj2000 View Post
    400d - 12xx-13xx
    tamron - 650
    dry cabi - 100
    crumpler? lowepro? - 50 - 150
    tripod - 50 - 300

    a bit of a strech but possible... you can check out alan photo or john 3:16 on 5th floor funan or cathay photo at peninsula plaza
    u got the number of john 3:16?

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    Default Re: newbie here consider getting dSRL, budget 2.2k

    Quote Originally Posted by Prataz View Post
    400D Body - Oracle
    Tamron 17-50 - TCW? They have ready stock available
    Dry Cabi, Tripod, Bag can get from Cathy Photos I think, Chris gives amazing rates =)

    Or alternatively, get everything from John, Package deal is always better right?

    p.s Do remember to write down the best price available in the forum to be use as gauge.

    Have fun!
    how abt MS Color, have u buy anything from there?

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    Default Re: newbie here consider getting dSRL, budget 2.2k

    hey guys, maybe i just get the 400D + tamron 17-50mm , bag, filter and dry cabinet 1st. the rest can buy later, what do u guys think?

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    you forgot your tripod

    try getting a stock one, like the canon one? as long as the setup can support ur dslr can le =)

    Oh when buying, do get a friend who already has a dslr to go down with you, or u can hook up with one of the ppl at clubsnap.

    i'm sure our family is very willing to help

    Cheers!
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    Definitely a D80 kit

    Sorry, this thread needed some Nikon lovin'

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    Default Re: newbie here consider getting dSRL, budget 2.2k

    Quote Originally Posted by eugene83 View Post
    hey guys, maybe i just get the 400D + tamron 17-50mm , bag, filter and dry cabinet 1st. the rest can buy later, what do u guys think?
    gd start

    hmmm let me calculate.... ++--+--+-+
    help you estimate

    400D @ 1200 +/-
    tamron 17-50 @ 650 +/-
    67mm filter @ 30 +/-


    dry cabi @ 99 +/-
    tripod + head ? @ 170 +/-


    Free cam bag ?
    Free memory card ?
    Free cleaning kit ?
    Free screen protector ?
    Free dry box ? Silicon gel @ $4


    also consider what free stuffs the diff. shops give ?

    got think of how much memory you would want ?

    400D raw images @ 8MB +/- each ?
    large jpg images @ 4MB +/- each ?

    some1 correct me if my estimates are way off
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    what do u guys recommend for a newbie set. normal creative use la... wanna practice what i learnt from school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonicPP View Post
    what do u guys recommend for a newbie set. normal creative use la... wanna practice what i learnt from school.
    suggest that you get a 300D ... enough to play ard with ... u can always upgrade later on and keep 300D as spare camera in the future ... A set w kit lens and grip should be gg ard less than $600 ... u can spend ur money on lenses, memory cards, bags, dry cabinet, batteries etc etc etc

    remember, camera bodies depreciate very fast ... as a money-no-enough hobbist, I find that "asset protection" is the most important ...

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    Default Re: newbie here consider getting dSRL, budget 2.2k

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    Budget aside - not sure how much the Tamron costs because well, I don't care.. What do you want out of your DSLR?

    Have you thought whether you really want into the brand? There are many brands out there, and I'm not anti-Canon, mind you.. But each one has its strengths and weaknesses, or pros and cons if you will.. And that's what you should be looking at first! =)

    Your budget seems more than enough to me for all those in terms of entry-level DSLR, so you'd have quite a number of choices - Canon 350/400D, Nikon (I'll skip the D40, I know many others would too) D50/D70 - these would be second hand more likely than not, out of production, Pentax K100D/K10D, Sony Alpha 100, Olympus E410/E510..

    Did I miss out any? All these should be within your price range.
    i'm thinking of getting the canon 400D due to the budget i have loh plus need to buy tripod and all but i thinking also the nikon D80 but abit more ex loh

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    Default Re: newbie here consider getting dSRL, budget 2.2k

    Quote Originally Posted by StrifeYun View Post
    gd start

    hmmm let me calculate.... ++--+--+-+
    help you estimate

    400D @ 1200 +/-
    tamron 17-50 @ 650 +/-
    67mm filter @ 30 +/-


    dry cabi @ 99 +/-
    tripod + head ? @ 170 +/-


    Free cam bag ? don't think so
    Free memory card ? ya
    Free cleaning kit ? nope
    Free screen protector ? nope
    Free dry box ? Silicon gel @ $4


    also consider what free stuffs the diff. shops give ?

    got think of how much memory you would want ?

    400D raw images @ 8MB +/- each ?
    large jpg images @ 4MB +/- each ?

    some1 correct me if my estimates are way off
    i'm thinkin of buying just the body, tampon lens, UV filter, dry cabinet, bag and cleaning kit loh. maybe 2K izzit enough?

    i'm not sure what the shops are giving free but i when to MS Color to check out the price for the body = 1180 +/- and tampon len 680 +/-

    i think for the memory maybe 1GB 1st if need more than buy what u think?
    the tripod can buy later rite?
    price for UV filter around 30 +/- ah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugene83 View Post
    i'm thinkin of buying just the body, tampon lens, UV filter, dry cabinet, bag and cleaning kit loh. maybe 2K izzit enough?

    i'm not sure what the shops are giving free but i when to MS Color to check out the price for the body = 1180 +/- and tampon len 680 +/-

    i think for the memory maybe 1GB 1st if need more than buy what u think?
    the tripod can buy later rite?
    price for UV filter around 30 +/- ah?
    the worse thing you could have done is, buy 1GB of CF card and all the expensive gear and go out of storage when on a shoot...

    nv save on a memory cards... get at least 2~4gb if you are going to shoot raw, more if you are those happy-go-snappy type...
    1/2 it if you shooting JPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    the worse thing you could have done is, buy 1GB of CF card and all the expensive gear and go out of storage when on a shoot...

    nv save on a memory cards... get at least 2~4gb if you are going to shoot raw, more if you are those happy-go-snappy type...
    1/2 it if you shooting JPG.
    hey canon is giving free 2 GB card so should be ok bah

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    Jus as a gauge for you, for my D80 (10MP), when I shoot in RAW+fine JPG, 2GB card can store 107 shots.

    Quote Originally Posted by eugene83 View Post
    hey canon is giving free 2 GB card so should be ok bah

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    Default Re: newbie here consider getting dSRL, budget 2.2k

    here's a recommendation

    400D body @ 1150 fm cs.com
    2nd hand kit lens @ 70 fm cs.com
    430ex flash unit fm ms color
    4GB CF card @ 100 n below..

    another option is to consider visiting the it fair @ this month end..

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