Newbie needs advice


Zedge

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Hi CS bros/sis,

I am new to this hobby and would like an advice on what camera n lens I should get.

I am more into City/Land Scapes Pics.

Thanks
Zedge :)
 

zy974

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can give more details like:
  • Budget?
  • Which brand are you interested in
  • Are you looking for starter kit lens or pro lens?
 

Zedge

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Budget is ard $2k, looking at Canon or Nikon.

I was thinking of getting a body n lens separately
 

daredevil123

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Budget is ard $2k, looking at Canon or Nikon.

I was thinking of getting a body n lens separately
strictly a $2k budget either a Canon or Nikon:

Canon: 550D
Nikon: D3100

Depending on your needs, match either a Tamron 18-270 VC or 17-50VC. Sell the kit lens if only the kit is available.

anything better, like 60D, 7D or D7000 will blow your budget.
 

pinholecam

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The new Pentax Kr is a viable choice.
Very price competitive and performance.
Camera, 18-55mm and 55-200mm kit lenses is closer to half your budget ($1070 from SLR Revolution), leaving your something left for better lenses and accessories.
here is a review.
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778924
 

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ZerocoolAstra

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Budget is ard $2k, looking at Canon or Nikon.

I was thinking of getting a body n lens separately
Well, I'm a Nikon fan, but I do think the other brands offer viable alternatives, sometimes at lower price points.
Do keep an open mind regarding the brands, especially if you don't have any existing gear from a particular brand.

edit: do also consider buying a 2nd hand set. Chances are you might be tempted to change cameras after some time, so buying 2nd hand could save you some of the depreciation cost...
 

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daredevil123

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The new Pentax Kr is a viable choice.
Very price competitive and performance.
Camera, 18-55mm and 55-200mm kit lenses is closer to half your budget, leaving your something left for better lenses and accessories.
here is a review.
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778924
Especially now that Pentax Kx + 18-55 is going at a very special price of 699. Totally worth it.
 

Zedge

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I was thinking of getting a Canon 550D body & a EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 lens

Gd enuff for beginners?
 

#10
Well,
I think a nikon d90 would be a good body. Cost about $1200 first hand or 900+ 2nd hand i guess.
A wide angle lens , tokina 11-16mm, amazing lens, good for landscapes
A 18-55mm which is extremely affordable but very good valued walk about lens.
Should cost u around 2k. Of course that is excluding tripods , bags, filters, dry cabinet etc that u might wanna get too. :)

Good luck
 

Octarine

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I was thinking of getting a Canon 550D body & a EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 lens
Gd enuff for beginners?
In the beginning, most people are not good enough for the even the basic models ;) Up to you when you turn the table :cool:
 

eleveninth

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5D classic + 17-40L (2nd hand price around 1.4 + 800 - 900ish)
 

SamTac

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Well,
I think a nikon d90 would be a good body. Cost about $1200 first hand or 900+ 2nd hand i guess.
A wide angle lens , tokina 11-16mm, amazing lens, good for landscapes
A 18-55mm which is extremely affordable but very good valued walk about lens.
Should cost u around 2k. Of course that is excluding tripods , bags, filters, dry cabinet etc that u might wanna get too. :)

Good luck
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

ngck12

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Im sure you missed out a lot of those more important accessories, like dry cabinet or drybox & silica gels, lenspen, blower, filters(mainly GND, ND, UV, CPL for landscapes), decent tripod & tripod head and bag, and if you need software like lightroom for post processing.

Do remember to add in the account that accessories play a big part in creating and maintaining good photography.
 

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Im sure you missed out a lot of those more important accessories, like dry cabinet or drybox & silica gels, lenspen, blower, filters(mainly GND, ND, UV, CPL for landscapes), decent tripod & tripod head and bag, and if you need software like lightroom for post processing.

Do remember to add in the account that accessories play a big part in creating and maintaining good photography.
Yep. Its not only the camera. But i dun think ND n GND are must have for beginers.

TS, u might want to go some electronics store like courts or harvey to try the camera's out. That'll help u decide.
 

daredevil123

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Im sure you missed out a lot of those more important accessories, like dry cabinet or drybox & silica gels, lenspen, blower, filters(mainly GND, ND, UV, CPL for landscapes), decent tripod & tripod head and bag, and if you need software like lightroom for post processing.

Do remember to add in the account that accessories play a big part in creating and maintaining good photography.
GND, ND are definitely not stuff essential for newbies.

Start shooting first, and as you know what you need, then buy them slowly...
 

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