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Can i ask you guys to recomment to for a budget of $1500, which camera and accesories should i purchase as a newbie?
 

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Pls do not cross post in multiple sections with the same thread.
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Originally posted by nicson
Can i ask you guys to recomment to for a budget of $1500, which camera and accesories should i purchase as a newbie?
err ... u r looking for digital and SLR camera ?
 

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Err...I so envy you guys having so much money to spend...give it to me...
 

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Originally posted by nicson
Can i ask you guys to recomment to for a budget of $1500, which camera and accesories should i purchase as a newbie?
get the nikonf80

or

the eos 30 with a 28-105mm lens
 

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Nikon F80 (S$700) + Tokina ATX PRO 28-80mm f/2.8 (S$800). I can live with this combo for a long time...no dc please...:angry:
 

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Originally posted by Kho King
Nikon F80 (S$700) + Tokina ATX PRO 28-80mm f/2.8 (S$800). I can live with this combo for a long time...no dc please...:angry:
Nah. Give me a 50mm instead. :p
 

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Originally posted by Kho King
Nikon F80 (S$700) + Tokina ATX PRO 28-80mm f/2.8 (S$800). I can live with this combo for a long time...no dc please...:angry:
sigma 28-70 cheaper rite i think it is about $150-$200 cheaper
but what is the bad point?
 

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Originally posted by nicholas1986


sigma 28-70 cheaper rite i think it is about $150-$200 cheaper
but what is the bad point?
1. Built quality. Tokina metal, Sigma plastic
2. Sigma lens extend when zooming, Tokina is fixed length
3. Exterior look. Sigma EX coating is not lasting, it peels off after some time of use. Tokina is very tough, like Nikkor crinkle finishing.

enough reasons to go for Tokina?
 

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Megaweb, I'm getting a digital camera. Can u advise me no which camera and accesories should i buy with $1500? Anyway, wat's the difference between digital, SLR and SLR digital cameras? I quite confused.
 

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the main thing is that you must know what you are looking ofr...
like what type of pictures...
may be it scenery, wild life , street, protrait bblalb blab...
then you can look into what type of cameera you are looking for...
if you like street. a rangfinder might be ideal..
if you are into wildlife. an slr may be better as youcan have long lens...
or if you are into macro photography ...means taking small things like coins insect floweers..
an slr might be better...
an slr is generally more versalite///
or course a good digital slr would be fantastic...
but everyone is limited by their budget/...
and i must say you are very lucky to have so much money to spend....
you must thank god..
however digital slr are very expensice....
unless youare looking at those digital camera that do not have the versalitiy of being able to change your lens...
i would recommend an slr to you...
with your budget,,..
you can afford a mid range body with two lens..
a long and short lens...
every brand have its strengths and weakness ,,, also depend on what you are looking for..
like if yyou wanna fast focusiing then canon might be goosd...
if you are into nikon .. their flash is suppose to be slightly better than the restr...
ifyou wan wireless flash or a great body... minolta not bad..
i personally like the new dynax 7
anyway another fator might be that what your gang or friends are having ...
no point you get minolta and all your friends have nikon...
i mean you want to borrow lens or flash will be impossible..
if you got stingy friends who do nto want to lend, that i got nothing to say...
most importantly , shoot more as film is the cheapest thing in photography...
here is where a digitla camera comes in handy...
but i feel technology improves very fast ,
you must watch out when your didgtal camera becoems not up to market standrard...
any surplus money can be invested into a tripod...
 

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wahhh, you really must be abusing your lenses more than I am, what with my shooting in the rain, getting hit by sudden waves and salt spray etc.... my 28-70 EX's finish is still great.

28-70 f2.8 for S$550. Seems like enough reason to go for Sigma ;) If I had a more expensive lens, I might not be as fearless about shooting in adverse weather....

couple that with a Nikon F65 (or canon equivalent) i guess the total price will barely exceed 1k, i can't see any reason to spend 1.5k on a prosumer digicam :)


Originally posted by Kho King


1. Built quality. Tokina metal, Sigma plastic
2. Sigma lens extend when zooming, Tokina is fixed length
3. Exterior look. Sigma EX coating is not lasting, it peels off after some time of use. Tokina is very tough, like Nikkor crinkle finishing.

enough reasons to go for Tokina?
 

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Assuming you want to learn from building a film SLR.

Give photo.net a visit, look for Building a 35mm SLR system under Learn .

Do some research as to which system (Nikon, Canon, etc) you would like.

Consider how these equipment would useful when it's time to move to D-SLR.

My take: Buy a entry-level body with manual controls, 50mm lens, add a cheap entry-level consumer digital camera (like Canon A10) + media, slide film (buy bulk from the Provia bulk film thread, and remember to get changing bag and bulk loader too), shoot everyday whenever you come across something interesting.

Cheers!
 

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