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    Default Needing advice.

    I am wondering how many cameras you all have?
    If I buy one more camera, would i be having too many?
    Currently i have F31fd and FZ18, but I think I want even better camera for quality photo.
    I know some will say "man behind the camera matters most", but thats not my point here.
    I am more concerned about $ infact.

    If say i wanna get DSLR (finally!), which one would you recommend?
    I am looking at value for money but still not over $2000.
    My ideal is $1000-1500 (the lower the better for my pocket, but not too lousy).
    I dun need zoom lens yet, but i need something that can shoot landscapes, events and portraits.
    If I want to shoot bokeh portraits, do i need to buy another lens instead of using the one that comes with the camera?
    I am also concerned about iso noise for low-lighting shooting.
    Extra points if it can shoot nice infrared photo like my F31fd.

    Btw, should i buy second-hand or buy from BEST/Harvey Norman with 3 years warranty?
    Or why i should buy from retailers like MSColour, CP, AP, etc?
    If i go to retailers, which other shops I should visit apart from the 3 listed above?

    I would really appreciate your kind advice.
    Thanks.
    D7100,SB910,17-50/2.8OS,105/2.8VR,85/1.8D,2xE-M1,O60/2.8,12-40/2.8,35-100/2.8,14-42,LX100

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    Default Re: Needing advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    I am wondering how many cameras you all have?
    If I buy one more camera, would i be having too many?
    Currently i have F31fd and FZ18, but I think I want even better camera for quality photo.
    I know some will say "man behind the camera matters most", but thats not my point here.
    I am more concerned about $ infact.

    If say i wanna get DSLR (finally!), which one would you recommend?
    I am looking at value for money but still not over $2000.
    My ideal is $1000-1500 (the lower the better for my pocket, but not too lousy).
    I dun need zoom lens yet, but i need something that can shoot landscapes, events and portraits.
    If I want to shoot bokeh portraits, do i need to buy another lens instead of using the one that comes with the camera?
    I am also concerned about iso noise for low-lighting shooting.
    Extra points if it can shoot nice infrared photo like my F31fd.

    Btw, should i buy second-hand or buy from BEST/Harvey Norman with 3 years warranty?
    Or why i should buy from retailers like MSColour, CP, AP, etc?
    If i go to retailers, which other shops I should visit apart from the 3 listed above?

    I would really appreciate your kind advice.
    Thanks.

    Thats a lot of questions. Are you sure you even need a new camera?

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    Default Re: Needing advice.

    I am wondering how many cameras you all have?
    Does it matter?

    If I buy one more camera, would i be having too many?
    Buy if you feel you need one.

    Currently i have F31fd and FZ18, but I think I want even better camera for quality photo.
    I know some will say "man behind the camera matters most", but thats not my point here.
    I am more concerned about $ infact.

    If say i wanna get DSLR (finally!), which one would you recommend?
    40D or 450D. In the end, it really depends on what you need. THEN you go and buy. Both models are well in your budget.

    I am looking at value for money but still not over $2000.
    My ideal is $1000-1500 (the lower the better for my pocket, but not too lousy).
    I dun need zoom lens yet, but i need something that can shoot landscapes, events and portraits.
    The standard 18-55mm kit lens is a pretty decent "wide-angle" to start with.

    If I want to shoot bokeh portraits, do i need to buy another lens instead of using the one that comes with the camera?
    50 f1.8 - cheap and good. $130++

    I am also concerned about iso noise for low-lighting shooting.
    Extra points if it can shoot nice infrared photo like my F31fd.

    Btw, should i buy second-hand or buy from BEST/Harvey Norman with 3 years warranty?
    Or why i should buy from retailers like MSColour, CP, AP, etc?

    I believe they can provide more information like the above questions you have bombarded. As well as cheaper prices.

    If i go to retailers, which other shops I should visit apart from the 3 listed above?
    I recommend John 3:16 at Funan.

    I would really appreciate your kind advice.
    Thanks
    Canon 400D 18-55-250IS:)
    My Flickr

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    Default Re: Needing advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by helmiz View Post
    Thats a lot of questions. Are you sure you even need a new camera?
    I am into this hobby for more than a year already... i think it's time for me to go into dslr already.
    D7100,SB910,17-50/2.8OS,105/2.8VR,85/1.8D,2xE-M1,O60/2.8,12-40/2.8,35-100/2.8,14-42,LX100

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    Default Re: Needing advice.

    Thanks Pictureperfect for your advice.

    May i also ask D40 or 450D is better in terms of low iso noise?
    D7100,SB910,17-50/2.8OS,105/2.8VR,85/1.8D,2xE-M1,O60/2.8,12-40/2.8,35-100/2.8,14-42,LX100

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    Default Re: Needing advice.

    40D definitely.

    How well 450D handles noise, I am not sure as it is a new model and there aren't many pictures out there for comparison.
    Canon 400D 18-55-250IS:)
    My Flickr

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