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    Red face Hello, new here and need some help :)

    Hi all
    I'm very new to photography and would like to learn more about 2 different dslr..
    I would love to know the positive and negative views from more people regarding

    1. Canon EOS 550D
    2. Pentax K-r

    Also, more opinions on which dslr is more recommended & which image quality might be better if hand held.

    Thanks in advance ^^
    Last edited by ribbons; 2nd May 2011 at 02:53 PM.

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    Default Re: Hello, new here and need some help :)

    Quote Originally Posted by ribbons View Post
    Hi all
    I'm very new to photography and would like to learn more about 2 different dslr..
    I would love to know the positive and negative views from more people regarding

    1. Canon EOS 550D
    2. Pentax K-r

    Also, more opinions on which dslr is more recommended & which image quality might be better if hand held.

    Thanks in advance ^^
    hi n welcome to clubsnap

    for the moment, i suggest tat u shld read up reviews on both cameras on dpreview n make comparisons based on the samples they take.

    Canon 550D
    Pentax k-r
    Google is your friend. Make use of it.

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    Hi and welcome!

    Both are great cameras and would recommend you to go down to the shops and feel it yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ribbons View Post
    Hi all
    I'm very new to photography and would like to learn more about 2 different dslr..
    I would love to know the positive and negative views from more people regarding

    1. Canon EOS 550D
    2. Pentax K-r

    Also, more opinions on which dslr is more recommended & which image quality might be better if hand held.

    Thanks in advance ^^
    I suggest reading the "FAQ: What DSLR to get?" sticky and don't forget to check out the Sony A55 and Nikon D5100 too, they use the same sensor as the K-R but have different features.
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    Welcome to CS... I am new to photography too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chillicutter View Post
    Hi and welcome!

    Both are great cameras and would recommend you to go down to the shops and feel it yourself.
    I've gone down to the shops to check out the cams however I did not ask the salesperson to let me have a feel of it cos' I still have yet to decide and I feel a little bad to trouble them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    I suggest reading the "FAQ: What DSLR to get?" sticky and don't forget to check out the Sony A55 and Nikon D5100 too, they use the same sensor as the K-R but have different features.
    I've read the "FAQ: What DSLR to get?" already.

    I think that by reading the reviews and such of the different cams will only help a tiny bit. The main thing is that I would like to hear more opinions from people who have been using the cams and share their opinions on those cams. By reading and comparing the reviews wouldn't help much.
    Hence I would love to get more personal opinions from people here and it'd be nice if those who owns either of these cam could post a picture (example of the good n bad points each of the cam would be best ) using the 18-55mm kit lens.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: Hello, new here and need some help :)

    Quote Originally Posted by ribbons View Post
    I've gone down to the shops to check out the cams however I did not ask the salesperson to let me have a feel of it cos' I still have yet to decide and I feel a little bad to trouble them.



    I've read the "FAQ: What DSLR to get?" already.

    I think that by reading the reviews and such of the different cams will only help a tiny bit. The main thing is that I would like to hear more opinions from people who have been using the cams and share their opinions on those cams. By reading and comparing the reviews wouldn't help much.
    Hence I would love to get more personal opinions from people here and it'd be nice if those who owns either of these cam could post a picture (example of the good n bad points each of the cam would be best ) using the 18-55mm kit lens.

    Thanks a lot!
    1. Not asking the salesperson for a feel was a big mistake. You need to feel it BEFORE deciding! Not after!!

    2. Opinions? Everyone has an opinion. Canon people will say Canon is good, Nikon people will say Nikon is good, Pentax people will say Pentax is good, Sony people will say Sony is good, etc. So, after reading the reviews, is the better high-ISO capability of the K-R important to you? Do you need an articulating LCD? What about the built-in antishake? What about the Sony cameras that use the same sensor but also have built-in IS and an articulating LCD? What about the Nikon cameras that also use the same sensor but might be cheaper?

    3. Posting a picture is POINTLESS unless it's the SAME picture taken in a controlled environment with no photoshopping with JPEG vs. RAW comparisons and the ability to measure color accuracy, dynamic range, etc, which - surprise surprise - the review sites do.

    4. Good and bad points of each cam? Again, totally biased based on the owners. Reviews tend to be more neutral, and your own experience after feeling, holding and testing the cameras matter the most. Remember, asking for a PERSONAL opinion means that it is only that one person's opinion, based on his needs, based on his hand size, his uses, etc. Your own opinion will be different. where one person says "in my opinion it's great, perfect pictures every time, very comfortable to use!!" You might have a totally opposite reaction - pictures are off, the grip is too small, camera is too heavy, can't remember where the buttons are, etc.

    5. Using the 18-55mm kit? I can tell you that almost all 18-55mm kit lenses are so-so at best and in no way whatsover can be used to judge a camera body performance.
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    Default Re: Hello, new here and need some help :)

    Each brand have their pros and cons. U can have the best DSLR in your hands and yet know nothing about shooting.

    I was once in your stage. I suggest u go feel the DSLRs, and work within your budget. Beside reading, u might want to go on youtube to search for the reviews of above DSLRs u mentioned.

    As time goes on, u will realise that u tend to buy more lenses than change your DSLR body to suit your shooting style.

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    Default Re: Hello, new here and need some help :)

    i agree with wedoodle, work within ur budget. initially my budget was 1k, so my target would be D3100 / 1100D, but after going down to marina cathay photo 3days ago, feel the diff cameras, i bought home a 600D and realise to unlock the full protential of my cam, it takes long time of reading and practising to level up your exp. I'm still a noob and let's learn together by taking your first step. All the best !

    Here's my noob shot


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Lau View Post
    Here's my noob shot
    Pointless, see Rashkae's comments. For real accurate assessment it needs defined conditions and defined camera settings. This picture could have been taken by any PnS camera as well.. and nobody would notice if the exif data are removed.
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    Agree. Posting photos is just a waste of time. It has little or no bearing on how suitable or good the camera body is.
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