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    hi all clubbers here,i would like to ask u guys for a little flavour about what tripod,external flash,softbox,diffusers,camera bags,wireless shutter release remote and etc for beginners usages? hope there will be pros out there to suggest some good and reasonable price brands for me so i can further search more bout that particular brands that all of you suggest.thx for advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanwk4321 View Post
    hi all clubbers here,i would like to ask u guys for a little flavour about what tripod,external flash,softbox,diffusers,camera bags,wireless shutter release remote and etc for beginners usages? hope there will be pros out there to suggest some good and reasonable price brands for me so i can further search more bout that particular brands that all of you suggest.thx for advance
    Hmmm, my FLAVOUR is strawberry .....

    Why be a copy cat? Try building up your inventory kit with something you are comfortable with. As for tripods, there are so many brands, you have to go to the shops to have a look and feel, research, then buy.

    You can buy own brand equipment, like Canon's tripod, Canon's fash, bags, shutter release remote, etc.

    I'm a beginner too, so I built up my inventory by going the above route, and also visiting exhibitions and fairs. I got my Vanguard backpack from the last computer show in December 09. Got my tripod from Velbon there too.

    As for flash, you can always go for Sunpak, which I used during my OM-10 days, and I'm sure they have got their models updated for digital SLRs now. Check out the Mass Order section of the forum to find the cheapest prices.
    A picture a day keeps the blues away!

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    I would suggest only buy what you need. Do you really need softbox? wireless shutter?

    Shoot with what you have and one day when you realised something cannot be done with a shot, then that is the time when additional equipment might help else it might just be a white elephant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    Hmmm, my FLAVOUR is strawberry .....

    Why be a copy cat? Try building up your inventory kit with something you are comfortable with. As for tripods, there are so many brands, you have to go to the shops to have a look and feel, research, then buy.

    You can buy own brand equipment, like Canon's tripod, Canon's fash, bags, shutter release remote, etc.

    I'm a beginner too, so I built up my inventory by going the above route, and also visiting exhibitions and fairs. I got my Vanguard backpack from the last computer show in December 09. Got my tripod from Velbon there too.

    As for flash, you can always go for Sunpak, which I used during my OM-10 days, and I'm sure they have got their models updated for digital SLRs now. Check out the Mass Order section of the forum to find the cheapest prices.
    thx alot for ur suggestions : ) erm i also have a velbon tripod but not that professional one not the ballhead tripod erm..i read before a photography book from scott kelby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnings View Post
    I would suggest only buy what you need. Do you really need softbox? wireless shutter?

    Shoot with what you have and one day when you realised something cannot be done with a shot, then that is the time when additional equipment might help else it might just be a white elephant.
    ok then

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanwk4321 View Post
    hi all clubbers here,i would like to ask u guys for a little flavour about what tripod,external flash,softbox,diffusers,camera bags,wireless shutter release remote and etc for beginners usages? hope there will be pros out there to suggest some good and reasonable price brands for me so i can further search more bout that particular brands that all of you suggest.thx for advance
    wow

    this is like

    "please help me select what to buy for breakfast, lunch and dinner"..

    read reviews yourself, decide yourself, it's your money!

    in general, all of the above, there are your camera brands, and there are third party brands. save for tripod. tripod good brands include manfrotto, slik, gitzo, benro, giottos.. the list goes on. basically there are different designs, different budgets.

    for bags, lowepro, tamrac, billingham, etc.. why not you just go to THIS SITE:

    http://www.warehouseexpress.com/Home/default.aspx

    they have many brands based on category, the site generally has reputable brands so you can think about it.

    there are always china made alternatives. quality is marginally poorer, you pay for what you get, but if you're on a tight budget...

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    There are hundreds of brands and types of stuffs that you are looking for.

    What good for others may not be good for you

    What reasonable to others may not be reasonable to you

    What others need may not be your need

    Dude stop thinking of buying gears... take pictures and share in this forum. Slowly you will know what you need and grow from the pics that you take


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    hey buddy, u can try reading the mass sale, alot big sale out there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    wow

    this is like

    "please help me select what to buy for breakfast, lunch and dinner"..

    read reviews yourself, decide yourself, it's your money!

    in general, all of the above, there are your camera brands, and there are third party brands. save for tripod. tripod good brands include manfrotto, slik, gitzo, benro, giottos.. the list goes on. basically there are different designs, different budgets.

    for bags, lowepro, tamrac, billingham, etc.. why not you just go to THIS SITE:

    http://www.warehouseexpress.com/Home/default.aspx

    they have many brands based on category, the site generally has reputable brands so you can think about it.

    there are always china made alternatives. quality is marginally poorer, you pay for what you get, but if you're on a tight budget...
    their prices are in euro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by izerkudie View Post
    hey buddy, u can try reading the mass sale, alot big sale out there..
    thx ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanwk4321 View Post
    their prices are in euro?
    pounds.

    but you don't have to buy from them. shipping will kill you, i think. if they even ship to singapore.

    i'm afraid singapore doesn't really have something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    pounds.

    but you don't have to buy from them. shipping will kill you, i think. if they even ship to singapore.

    i'm afraid singapore doesn't really have something like that.
    lol quite expensive :X

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