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    Hi everybody,

    First of all I hope i'm at the right place...need some advice on buying DSLR camera. I am a real newbie and hope you can recommend me a DSLR camera. I have a budget of $1000 and please tell me where i can buy it with a reasonable price.

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    OK, besides the cam and lens, you have to factor in the cost for a dry cabinet and bag as well. Maybe you want to consider getting a 2nd hand cam instead.

    Alternatively, you may want to consider the following:

    Nikon D40 / D40x
    Canon 1000D
    Sony A200
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    OK, besides the cam and lens, you have to factor in the cost for a dry cabinet and bag as well. Maybe you want to consider getting a 2nd hand cam instead.

    Alternatively, you may want to consider the following:

    Nikon D40 / D40x
    Canon 1000D
    Sony A200
    What is a dry cabinet aand i believe the bag u meant is a bag for the camera??

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    Quote Originally Posted by a-a-ryan View Post
    First of all I hope i'm at the right place...need some advice on buying DSLR camera. I am a real newbie and hope you can recommend me a DSLR camera. I have a budget of $1000 and please tell me where i can buy it with a reasonable price.
    There are many such threads - a search may help you figure out what others have agonized over. A used DSLR may be better bang for the buck.

    Quote Originally Posted by a-a-ryan View Post
    What is a dry cabinet aand i believe the bag u meant is a bag for the camera??
    A dry cabinet is a cabinet that controls the humidity inside. A low humidity (around 50%) helps prevent fungus from growing in your equipment (especially problematic with lenses).

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    Ok, do u have a lead for a 2nd hand camera and how much would they cost me. However for a new ones. where can i get them together with a dry cabinet that wd reach my budget of $1000.

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    Whats the diff between Nikon D40/40x and how bout nikon D60. How much wd the cameras and the dry cabinet cost me and where can i buy at reasonable price for new & 2nd hand cameras

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    Price of second hand ones differ base on model types / age / wear and tear / defects / shutter counts.

    You can check out our marketplace on CS for more deals

    Here is a list of shops in Singapore that many of us frequent ( linked from the Nikon pricelist )

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    Quote Originally Posted by a-a-ryan View Post
    Whats the diff between Nikon D40/40x and how bout nikon D60. How much wd the cameras and the dry cabinet cost me and where can i buy at reasonable price for new & 2nd hand cameras
    wah... don't expect people to spoon-feed you with information leh. This topic (difference between D40/D40x/D60) has been discussed several times on this forum. There is also lots of information on dpreview.com and other photographic websites.
    Try searching for 'dry cabinet price' or something simliar using the search function in CS website.
    Try searching the classifieds under CS website to find a good bargain!
    Exploring! :)

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    Just a little help and some suggestions,

    Go scout for 2nd hand canon 1000d kit at the BnS section, should be about $800 w warranty, or a 2nd hand 400d for about $650 w/o warranty or even a 350d for $450
    Use the remaining money to get a dry cabinet, extra batteries, basic tripod for a start, perhaps some basic filters such as CPL, tianya GND filter.

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    D40/D40X are older models and D60 is newer model, a new D60 with kit lens should be around $900-1k, some shops may give u free memory card and camera bag, then use the small change to get a dry cabinet to keep the equipment away from fungus at home.

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    A decent dry cab with space to grow into is slightly above $100. I've heard people say here that they buy it from CarreFour in addition to camera stores. Read the posts on how to use it (it takes time for the humidity to stabilize).

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    Quote Originally Posted by a-a-ryan View Post
    Whats the diff between Nikon D40/40x and how bout nikon D60. How much wd the cameras and the dry cabinet cost me and where can i buy at reasonable price for new & 2nd hand cameras
    Please try a search. It's part of basic forum etiquette and mentioned in the forum rules for newbies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    wah... don't expect people to spoon-feed you with information leh. This topic (difference between D40/D40x/D60) has been discussed several times on this forum. There is also lots of information on dpreview.com and other photographic websites.
    Try searching for 'dry cabinet price' or something simliar using the search function in CS website.
    Try searching the classifieds under CS website to find a good bargain!
    AGREE!! almost all those question u asked can be found in this forum plus..

    u gotta read up more about dslr before u buy else u will be buying alot excess stuff which gotta get con by e shops
    D80, LX3
    50/1.8, 18-135, 35/2, 80-200/2.8, lensbaby 2.0

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    You can help yourself by doing a Google search and also a search in this forum.
    For 2nd hand camera equipment, check out buy&sell section. Because frankly a budget of $1000, it only enough for you to a new entry-level dslr.
    The best things in life are free.

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    My advice, which I wished someone would tell me when I was getting into DSLR, is that there are good bargains in the Buy and Sell forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngck12 View Post
    Just a little help and some suggestions,

    Go scout for 2nd hand canon 1000d kit at the BnS section, should be about $800 w warranty, or a 2nd hand 400d for about $650 w/o warranty or even a 350d for $450
    Use the remaining money to get a dry cabinet, extra batteries, basic tripod for a start, perhaps some basic filters such as CPL, tianya GND filter.
    i don't think you can find a second hand 1000d so fast.... it was just launched a short while ago.
    It is such a quiet thing to fall,
    But far more terrible is to admit it

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    I recommend the Hasselblad H3DII-39MS. Confirm the pictures you take will make people go WOW.
    D∞X, 1-∞ mm F0.17. I like to show off my equipment list because I'm pro. My Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngck12 View Post
    Just a little help and some suggestions,

    Go scout for 2nd hand canon 1000d kit at the BnS section, should be about $800 w warranty, or a 2nd hand 400d for about $650 w/o warranty or even a 350d for $450
    Use the remaining money to get a dry cabinet, extra batteries, basic tripod for a start, perhaps some basic filters such as CPL, tianya GND filter.
    Quote Originally Posted by entropy_h View Post
    I recommend the Hasselblad H3DII-39MS. Confirm the pictures you take will make people go WOW.
    What happened to your D∞X?
    It is such a quiet thing to fall,
    But far more terrible is to admit it

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonlichenstein View Post
    What happened to your D∞X?
    DX format is so passe. Digital Medium Format is the new WOW thing.

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    please do your own research, call the shops, check out online reviews

    every camera has its potential owner and lover. asking online is just going to give you 8000 different replies.. be a grownup, learn how to make your own decisions and learn to be more resourceful

    in any case, the cameras that potentially you can get for below 1000 firsthand

    nikon d40
    nikon d40x
    canon 1000d
    pentax k200d
    sony a200

    for secondhand, got so many thousand options, from the old old time dslr to the less old models, like

    nikon d70
    nikon d50
    canon 300d
    canon 350d
    pentax k100d
    pentax k10d
    blah blah blah blah blah
    Last edited by night86mare; 19th September 2008 at 12:46 AM.

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