Newbie venturing into DSLR grounds


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wanzw

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hello everyone, am pretty new to CS, signed up only a few days ago. impressed by what this forum can offer and all the friendly members out there. :thumbsup:

i am intending to venture into DSLR shooting, have been using a sony W1 since it's first release. i thought it was a pretty good camera, especially at ISO-100 scenery shots indeed look perfect without needing much editing.

i thought i can venture a little bit furthur by using the advantages of a DSLR, like greater DOF, better ISO performance and the chance to work with RAW.

i have previously been working on a D70 in secondary school for 2 years. results are ok but not very impressed with their images at high ISOs. managed to work with 300D, 350D and the 30D in my current JC, have a couple of rich friends that have these expensive equipment for me to try out, i do say i am very fortunate. i have also experience with PS since sec 1, since my cca requires me to do editing and designing.

i am thinking of getting a 350D with kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8 prime, and a 430EX.

cost SHOULD not be an issue here as i am financially capable myself to get these equipment, and my grandmother is interested to partly sponsor my venture.

what do you all think? comments appreciated!
 

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wanzw said:
hello everyone, am pretty new to CS, signed up only a few days ago. impressed by what this forum can offer and all the friendly members out there. :thumbsup:

i am intending to venture into DSLR shooting, have been using a sony W1 since it's first release. i thought it was a pretty good camera, especially at ISO-100 scenery shots indeed look perfect without needing much editing.

i thought i can venture a little bit furthur by using the advantages of a DSLR, like greater DOF, better ISO performance and the chance to work with RAW.

i have previously been working on a D70 in secondary school for 2 years. results are ok but not very impressed with their images at high ISOs. managed to work with 300D, 350D and the 30D in my current JC, have a couple of rich friends that have these expensive equipment for me to try out, i do say i am very fortunate. i have also experience with PS since sec 1, since my cca requires me to do editing and designing.

i am thinking of getting a 350D with kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8 prime, and a 430EX.

cost SHOULD not be an issue here as i am financially capable myself to get these equipment, and my grandmother is interested to partly sponsor my venture.

what do you all think? comments appreciated!
welcome to cs...

since u already noe wat u 1 to get...jus go for it...
 

wanzw

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yea. no doubt W1 is a very decent camera. went to holland and paris during sec 4 for my school trip. pictures turned out pretty well. the only problem i can think of for P&S is the direct flash issue and horrible images at high ISO.
 

wanzw

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dreamerz said:
welcome to cs...

since u already noe wat u 1 to get...jus go for it...
hmm. i just worried of the "3-min heat" thing. lol. problem is i have another hobby, computer hardware stuff. i have a nikon F65, pretty good. but parents are unhappy about crap pictures which cost $$$ to develop. that's another reason why i intend to go for digtial.

but i guess i am still much interested about DSLR photography. the opportunites are limitless.
 

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Hi wanzw.

Welcome onboard CS. good decision to get the kit lens and 50mm f1.8 with the 350d. shoot on and don't forget to share with your photos with us ;)

... and beware of the BBB virus spreading around :bsmilie:
 

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wanzw said:
hmm. i just worried of the "3-min heat" thing. lol. problem is i have another hobby, computer hardware stuff. i have a nikon F65, pretty good. but parents are unhappy about crap pictures which cost $$$ to develop. that's another reason why i intend to go for digtial.

but i guess i am still much interested about DSLR photography. the opportunites are limitless.

Can always sell your cam away when your "3-mins" is up.
 

wanzw

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Buggy said:
Hi wanzw.

Welcome onboard CS. good decision to get the kit lens and 50mm f1.8 with the 350d. shoot on and don't forget to share with your photos with us ;)

... and beware of the BBB virus spreading around :bsmilie:
won't get BBB. got buddy with 70-200L f/2.8 IS. can just borrow.

got both apple and windows systems to work with photos. i am a hardware addict.:eek:
 

wanzw

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jeffhiew said:
Can always sell your cam away when your "3-mins" is up.
the main cause of consideration is do i have enough time to take photography as a hobby. JC2 next year. much to do.
 

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wanzw said:
won't get BBB. got buddy with 70-200L f/2.8 IS. can just borrow.

got both apple and windows systems to work with photos. i am a hardware addict.:eek:
what happen if he dun lend u leh...:embrass:
 

wanzw

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he will definitely lend. lol.



the L lens user was using a 30D, he went off with his 17 - 85 IS, so we took his 70-200L to play on another guy's 350D. the flash is just put there for fun. :bsmilie: :bsmilie:

-taken with SE k608i
 

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wanzw said:
he will definitely lend. lol.



the L lens user was using a 30D, he went off with his 17 - 85 IS, so we took his 70-200L to play on another guy's 350D. the flash is just put there for fun. :bsmilie: :bsmilie:

-taken with SE k608i
thats my lens! i won't lend :bsmilie:
 

wanzw

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lol lol lol lol lol lol. that picture rocks la. hehe. you mug for a levels i go and steal and use.:bigeyes: :bsmilie: :bsmilie:
 

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to me u r not newbie at all.. since u hav the knowledge and know wat u need.. guess u wont be spending much either..
when i started i also afraid dat i hav the 3 min heat thingy.. till now it stil goes on and loving it..
 

wanzw

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VR2 said:
to me u r not newbie at all.. since u hav the knowledge and know wat u need.. guess u wont be spending much either..
when i started i also afraid dat i hav the 3 min heat thingy.. till now it stil goes on and loving it..
well, still a newbie because have never properly owned a camera. at school once i get the camera i am required to start shooting. no opportunites to practice.
 

wanzw

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true, shooting is the best way but then you need to understand that there are only 2 D70 to facilitate among 10+ students. dun get the chance to really sit down and start practising.
 

Kongo

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panzerpunk said:
I broke already, just bought the 17-55, sold the 17-85.
Wah.. so fast ah? Make me jealous already..

I am still saving for it bro.. :sweat:

Remember to gimme some feedback hor!;)
 

Kongo

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Since you already hv experience with the 350D & feel alright with the handling I think u can hardly go wrong with those. :)

Me a 350D user too & so far happy with the performance.

Only advise is try to stop down 2/3 stop when shooting with the 50f1.8 if possible. The quality from f2.2 onwards is :thumbsup:

wanzw said:
i am thinking of getting a 350D with kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8 prime, and a 430EX.
cost SHOULD not be an issue here as i am financially capable myself to get these equipment, and my grandmother is interested to partly sponsor my venture.
what do you all think? comments appreciated!
 

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