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    Hi All seniors and fellow shooters, I am a total newbie to the world of photography. Just got myself a Canon ESO 60D and looking to learn from everyone here. Just got the 60D with kit I lens (EF S18-55). Now considering to get a good value 'beginner' tripod to go shooting with you guys (mentioned that no coaching on outing if no tripod). Do hope for some advice from all here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ant0800 View Post
    Hi All seniors and fellow shooters, I am a total newbie to the world of photography. Just got myself a Canon ESO 60D and looking to learn from everyone here. Just got the 60D with kit I lens (EF S18-55). Now considering to get a good value 'beginner' tripod to go shooting with you guys (mentioned that no coaching on outing if no tripod). Do hope for some advice from all here...
    Make a trip to Funan to "play" with the tripods at each place.

    I think Sirui and Benro are popular choices for 2ub $200 , tripod with basic ball head.

    I personality thought that Sirui offers quite value for money quality tripod. If interested , can head down to TK Photo at Funan and see .
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    If you are serious about photography, do invest in a good tripod. Afterall, tripods are not something that will be outdated or spoilt easily.
    Spending a bit more in the beginning will save you more money than upgrading in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yc2005 View Post
    If you are serious about photography, do invest in a good tripod. Afterall, tripods are not something that will be outdated or spoilt easily.
    Spending a bit more in the beginning will save you more money than upgrading in the future.
    I agree. Depending on your height, I got my correct tripod after the third attempt. Its a Sirui N2204 with G-20 head for $500.00 at TK. Most importantly, try out at the shop in your own time. Never get pressurized to buy.
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    Welcome to CS . . .

    Try the tripod yourself . . . TK at Funan is a good place to start . . .
    Shot more cos digital is FREE !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant0800 View Post
    Hi All seniors and fellow shooters, I am a total newbie to the world of photography. Just got myself a Canon ESO 60D and looking to learn from everyone here. Just got the 60D with kit I lens (EF S18-55). Now considering to get a good value 'beginner' tripod to go shooting with you guys (mentioned that no coaching on outing if no tripod). Do hope for some advice from all here...
    Good..you know what to do next ...buy flash and Filters

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    Hi there,

    How much U bought for your D60? Actually I was thinking of getting the Canon EOS 550D or the Nikom D3100 with guide mode. Do show me some pics from your 60D before I lay my hands on this.

    I appreciate that.

    Thanks.

    Peter
    Last edited by tan280; 29th November 2010 at 04:15 PM.

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    Welcome to CS. ^^

    You are encourage to read more online, and join some newbie outings under the Outings subforum.

    Good start here:

    Camera basics
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309544
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...al-photography

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    http://www.amateursnapper.com/photog...position-rules
    http://digital-photography-school.co...mposition-tips
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...ps-illustrated

    Landscape Photography
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...pe-photography
    Hyperfocus

    Street Photography
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...t-photographer

    Basic Night Photography Tips
    http://www.schoolofphotography.com/c...esson.html#int

    More topics covered here:
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
    Understanding Stops and Exposure

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    Thanks skylover for the welcome. Indeed the threads are useful especially when I am a first time owner/user of DSLR (previously using Canon Powershot S3 IS) esp the landscape portion.

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    Congrats for getting your camera! Welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tan280 View Post
    Hi there,
    How much U bought for your D60? Actually I was thinking of getting the Canon EOS 550D or the Nikom D3100 with guide mode. Do show me some pics from your 60D before I lay my hands on this.
    I suggest that if you want to view photos taken with any particular camera, you visit a gallery which allows searches for camera/lens models. Flickr and www.pixel-peeper.com come to mind.

    But really, I don't know if will do you any good. It's very hard to distinguish between the output of DSLRs from the same generation. Most current APS-C models deliver about the same results.

    10-to-1, if it's a bad shot, it was the photographer, not the camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin Francis View Post
    I suggest that if you want to view photos taken with any particular camera, you visit a gallery which allows searches for camera/lens models. Flickr and www.pixel-peeper.com come to mind.

    But really, I don't know if will do you any good. It's very hard to distinguish between the output of DSLRs from the same generation. Most current APS-C models deliver about the same results.

    10-to-1, if it's a bad shot, it was the photographer, not the camera
    Yes I agree with you that the results are more or less the same given it is APS-C model. Anyway I have decided to buy the Canon EOS 60D Kit II 18-55mm, EOS promo lens as well as EF-S 55-250mm lens. I will try out 1st before confirming to buy additional lenses.

    Do guide me along. Appreciate that.

    Peter
    Last edited by tan280; 30th November 2010 at 05:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tan280 View Post
    Hi there,

    How much U bought for your D60? Actually I was thinking of getting the Canon EOS 550D or the Nikom D3100 with guide mode. Do show me some pics from your 60D before I lay my hands on this.

    I appreciate that.

    Thanks.

    Peter
    I am a newbie to photography so I would say the phtos I take as of now will not do justice to the 60D...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tan280 View Post
    Yes I agree with you that the results are more or less the same given it is APS-C model. Anyway I have decided to buy the Canon EOS 550D Kit II 18-55mm, EOS promo lens as well as EF-S 55-250mm lens. I will try out 1st before confirming to buy additional lenses.

    Do guide me along. Appreciate that.

    Peter
    wah... u more pro than me... do guide me along... thank you...
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    Ok we all started as a newbie right? So long you shoot and be guided, surely the shoots will be better. Best of luck. Anyway if I buy the 60D, maybe we can arrange a shoot and hopefully some seniors here can provided pointers to us. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tan280 View Post
    Ok we all started as a newbie right? So long you shoot and be guided, surely the shoots will be better. Best of luck. Anyway if I buy the 60D, maybe we can arrange a shoot and hopefully some seniors here can provided pointers to us. Thanks.
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    Sirui at TK, or Manfrotto at Cathay for reasonably priced and good tripod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tan280 View Post
    Thanks skylover for the welcome. Indeed the threads are useful especially when I am a first time owner/user of DSLR (previously using Canon Powershot S3 IS) esp the landscape portion.
    Welcome ^^

    Hope you enjoy your stay here.. hehe..
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    I am 1.78m, with budget of $200 and looking at the following tripods:

    Fotopro C5i Colorful 2 in 1 Travel Tripod(+Monopod) - $230 Local shop
    • CNC machined and harden anodized finishing body.
    • 2 in 1 design,One leg can be released and used as a Monopod.
    • Folded size:43cm
    • Min operating H.:11cm
    • Max operating H.:157cm
    • Net weight:1.17kgs
    • Loading capability:8kgs
    • Max Tube:25mm diameter
    • 4-section

    Specification about Fotopro 51G Panhead
    • Camera mounting screw:U1/4.
    • Tripod mounting screw:U3/8.
    • 36mm diameter ball.
    • Net weight:400grams.
    • Max Loading Capacity:12kgs.


    OR

    HorusBennu NEO-1128TT Traveler Camera Tripod MonoPod + LX-1T Ball Head - $226 Online
    • Magnesium alloy body.
    • 2 in 1 design,One leg can be released and used as a Monopod.
    • Folded size:48.5cm
    • Min operating H.:10cm
    • Max operating H.:140cm
    • Net weight:1.25kgs
    • Loading capability:6kgs
    • 4-section

    Specification about HorusBennu LX-1T Ball Head
    • Mounting screw:U1/4 or U3/8.
    • Net weight:260grams.
    • Max Loading Capacity:4kgs.


    OR

    HorusBennu 747X Excalibur tripod + NS-BH1 Ball HEAD - $93 Online / $125 Local shop
    • Aluminium body.
    • Folded size:48.5cm
    • Min operating H.:15cm
    • Max operating H.:144.5cm
    • Net weight:1.15kgs
    • Loading capability:18kgs
    • 4-section

    Specification about HorusBennu NS-BH1 Ball HEAD
    • Mounting screw:U1/4 or U3/8.
    • Net weight:290grams.
    • Max Loading Capacity:7kgs.


    Any reviews or comments or suggestions greatly appreaciated... Looking to get my 1st trip this weekend if possible so can start joining the outings...
    Last edited by ant0800; 1st December 2010 at 11:36 AM.
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