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    Hi Friends,

    I have just joined ClubSnap as I want to take up DSLR photography seriously and need as much as information as possible. Been reading through the forums and find it very useful. Now is seeking to buy my first DSLR ............. already chosen two makes ........... Canon or Nikon ............. and now trying to come up a firm decision ........... haha ........ not easy as there are so many considerations such video possibility, wider lenses ranges, live view etc etc. With a starting budget of S$2K, I am seriously thinking of buying Canon 450D due to its good review and lenses possibility (can buy better len for future body upgrade). Thank You for reading!

    Cheers, Stallion

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    Welcome

    450D is a great camera, especially for newbies. I attest to that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stallion View Post
    (can buy better len for future body upgrade).
    All DSLR cameras have that. For sony it's the G and Carl Zeiss Lenses. Nikon has it's G lenses too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    All DSLR cameras have that. For sony it's the G and Carl Zeiss Lenses. Nikon has it's G lenses too.
    Yeah, I second that. And to top it off, most consumer lenses from Canon not very usable. Sony or Minolta consumers on the other hand are much better. BUY SONY. BUY SONY! BUY SONY! BUY SONY! BUY SONY!

    Just Kidding. But not about the lenses bit. That I think is true.

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    Hello...welcome. As I have mentioned before, all entry level cams from every brand are capable to produce good images. Just do your own homework to see which suits you better and do not write off the smaller players as what they can offer are very impressive too.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    For Pentax, is it the DA* lenses that are the high-end ones?
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    Welcome shoot and post for us to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    For Pentax, is it the DA* lenses that are the high-end ones?
    not really. its the Limited range of lenses that is the most desired.
    You wont see me much less remember me but i am the guy who makes you look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stallion View Post
    Hi Friends,

    I have just joined ClubSnap as I want to take up DSLR photography seriously and need as much as information as possible. Been reading through the forums and find it very useful. Now is seeking to buy my first DSLR ............. already chosen two makes ........... Canon or Nikon ............. and now trying to come up a firm decision ........... haha ........ not easy as there are so many considerations such video possibility, wider lenses ranges, live view etc etc. With a starting budget of S$2K, I am seriously thinking of buying Canon 450D due to its good review and lenses possibility (can buy better len for future body upgrade). Thank You for reading!

    Cheers, Stallion
    actually i recommend a 2nd hand 30D + an 18-200 IS/VC/OS or the Nikon equivalent which should be good for just about all your shots. A cheapo 50mm MK2 F1.8 for night shots.

    this way you can plan what you want without having to throw money upfront.
    You wont see me much less remember me but i am the guy who makes you look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    not really. its the Limited range of lenses that is the most desired.
    Ah! Thanks!
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    Welcom to CS.

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    450D or D90. decisions, decisions.
    let's just say there's alot of working space since the budget is $2k.
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    Choose wisely, young one...

    Light or dark side leh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlkk76 View Post
    Choose wisely, young one...

    Light or dark side leh?

    wow.... i smell some smoke liao.. Fire starting?



    :: Nikon D90 | Tamron 17 - 50mm f2.8 VC | Nikkor 85mm f1.8| Nikkor 50mm f1.8 ::

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    Anyway, on a serious note....

    TS, since you've identified on the 2 major ones u'll be getting... i'm sure you've done quite a fair bit of homework already. What's next?

    I would suggest you go down personally to shops to have a feel of the equipment. Reviews aside, you should feel comfortable in handling the equipment. Dun be compelled to make a purchase just because you asked to test out the equipment. You're the paying customer, you have to right to make sure you know what you're paying for.

    Just a personal recommendation, you can try out John 3:16 or Cathay Photo @ Marina Sq. The ppl there are quite friendly, no pressure to hard-sell products.

    $2k is not alot, neither is too little. Should be able to get something decent to start out with.

    Hope to see your 1st posts of pics.
    All the best...
    :: Nikon D90 | Tamron 17 - 50mm f2.8 VC | Nikkor 85mm f1.8| Nikkor 50mm f1.8 ::

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    Thanks All for your input ........... yes, done a lot of research and been to John 3:16 and CP at Peninsula a few times already ........... somehow feel more comfortable in the handling of Canon over Nikon. The decision is now whether to get a brand new camera or a good used one through ClubSnap forum (and save some $$$$$$).

    Cheers, Stallion

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