back from another round of asking for quotations... seems like only john 3:16 salesman actually bothered to talk to me(quite nice I must say, take out the D60 let me try both lens and did explain about the whole AFS lens thing)... guess I really look like I got no money type maybe cos i was wearing my jersey and jeans.
Also went dry box hunting, looks like its either 30L a $118 or 26L at $98. I did saw one smaller one at challenger but there was no price tag and no one bothered to talk to me also. Somehow for now I seriously dun think I need just a big dry box(looks like everything can fit into the top half of the 30L one) and I rather spend the money on a flash light which will set me back another $340.
Looks like my 1.5k budget is gone...
Wow you're still deciding? I bought a 450D already. In the end, it won't really matter! You'll love your new camera and might just stick with that brand forever. I spent about 2.2k, for 450D, a drybox (actually the bargain city deal), and a 100 mm macro 2nd hand. I think the BC deal is pretty good for people like us who don't have any equipment at all. The old birds'll will find the freebies pointless since they have tonnes already, and prefer the savings the more normal shops like AP and CP have (about 100 in savings cash). Remember the quotes always are before GST. BC also delivers to your house so you don't have to lug the drybox back.
I used both D40 and 450D and seriously, they are about the same. For peace of mind when buying lenses, you can get 450D. But it's more ex. Live view is alright, today I used it when shooting something real low and it proved invaluable. If you intend to take ground level pictures, LV can be real good.
Just bravely make a decision, and don't look back.
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wah havent add gst? ok thats bad... cos i told the salesman what my budget is and he never mentioned anything about the gst just adding up the prices he quoted me as if its the final price... looks like my budget is gone liaos... haha... only getting the camera on monday(the only day I actually have the time to take my time get it.)
get the 450D and yr problem will be solve, unless u dun spend much ,and dun mind owning a castrated D40/D40X/D60 so be it
otherwise jump straight to D80.
personally , i would recommend canon due to their much better customer services over the other...if i'm to choose between the both
Last edited by eow; 13th July 2008 at 09:21 AM.
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Thanks for everyone's advise and suggestion, I finally decided to break the bank and got myself the D60 kit and the SB600. Cant wait to go shooting once I get my fyp down this week
Hah! Were you the chap in green at John 3:16 yesterday? :P
Heh. I only saw you when you were paying up. Just that it was Sam talking about you making a decision over the SB600 that tipped me off. I'm surprised he didn't try to sell you the Canon 450D. Enjoy your new purchases!
hee! I think I saw you guys there too! I bought a Digicabi there yesterday! Indeed John 3:16 is famous here!
Sam is the Chinese guy. I have no idea who handled your purchase. As per John 3:16 standard, it's a bit of a cluster**** in there.
Guess being a student somehow means I wun spend money... anyway need to make a trip back to get a cleaning kit. Totally forgot about that...
Haha congrats on your new D60 + SB600!
Have fun shooting. Forget about other shops treated you, now it's time to get good pictures coming
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I just overheard him saying something like, "You decided to buy the SB600!"