Hi, newb here asking qn. abt buying DSLR


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Balabong

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Hi, i'm new here and i've been considering getting a DSLR entry level cam. around 1k-1.5k. Do you pros have any recommendation? O, i'm just taking pictures as a hobby only. Not for business. Thanks in advance :D

-Jason
 

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Balabong said:
Hi, i'm new here and i've been considering getting a DSLR entry level cam. around 1k-1.5k. Do you pros have any recommendation? O, i'm just taking pictures as a hobby only. Not for business. Thanks in advance :D

-Jason
Then the EOS 350D kit's for u! No mistake about it :)
 

Balabong

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Hmm. My friend who likes photography told me to get a D70. He said it was better. This is because he has a D50 and told me to get D70 instead.
 

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With that budget, you should have quite a few choices:
Nikon D50
Canon 350D
Konical Minilta 5D
Olympus E500

just to name a few...:)
 

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Balabong said:
Hmm. My friend who likes photography told me to get a D70. He said it was better. This is because he has a D50 and told me to get D70 instead.
D70? Might as well spend a bit more and get D70s.
 

Balabong

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Thanks for the help guys :D
Is there a site to compare the prices between a d50,70,70s? Or do anyone of u have the figures?
 

Balabong

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Thanks for the tips :D Will research thoroughly. Anyway no rush to buy. I end of the year then buying :D
 

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I would recommend the 350D over the D50/70/70s because of

- 8 megapixels
- CMOS sensor for better noise control
- effective AutoWhiteBalance
- wider range of lenses for Canon
- I use it and it's really user friendly for the newbie
 

Lmodel

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Balabong said:
Thanks for the tips :D Will research thoroughly. Anyway no rush to buy. I end of the year then buying :D
End of year? Perhaps it would be call D90 by end of the year haha
 

DumbDoDo

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End of year? Perhaps it would be call D90 by end of the year haha
Yah-lor, a bit too early to be asking about which to buy now...... :confused:
 

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tat depends on yr preference. i'm a nikon user tat swtiched to canon. no don't get me wrong. nikon is just as gd. i'm on the same budget as u. but vertical grip is important 2 me, and d50 n d70s does not come with it. d200 onwards does n tats abt $2.9k just for the body. for canon 350D, its under $1.8k with vertical grip. although there r 3rd party vertical grips for d50 n d70s, they may not b stable as its not original.

one last advise, DSLR in the right hands can do magical wonders. if you decide to buy 1, make sure u go full swing into photography and explore it full potential. if not, it's gonna end up a white elephant u cant get rid off.

good luck and make the right decision... :cool: cheers
 

xotic

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Balabong said:
Thanks for the tips :D Will research thoroughly. Anyway no rush to buy. I end of the year then buying :D
Heh, maybe then got new DSLR coming out. Anyway, for now, you can go to it show and try out the different systems and see which one you like best.
 

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I'm not sure about the more recent DSLR canon models, but I would suggest you try looking out for a Canon 10D... The technology is abit old, but the body construction is really great, with good focussing abilities. 6mp sensor if i remember correctly, more than enough for a hobbyist.. Many ppl selling off their 10Ds right now, around $1000-1300, quite worth the money in my opinion.
 

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