Newbies, and no proper camera yet!


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km1980

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Hi, I've been reading clubsnap's threads on some guides since yesterday and decided to make my vigin post today! :D

I love taking photos but I can only take pictures using my camera phone. I know it doesn't sound professional for using camera phone but that's the only way I can do now to satisfy my photography addiction, :sweatsm: and currently I'm still saving money for a DSLR. Yes, I'm planning for a Canon 400D!

I should be able to get the 400D by Dec this year, hopefully! LOL! And hopefully there'll be a promotion going on during Xmas period! :sweatsm:
 

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There are many selling the 30D and with grib some more for about $1300. Good deal if you don't mind 2nd hand..
 

gregsz

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It is completely different experience for DSLR photos.:)
 

F2point8

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Agree...
When you have the DSLR, you will never look back on the compact camera. The most is they will be your back up only.
Welcome to the world of D S L R..
 

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It doesn't matter what camera you are using. As long as you like Photography... Welcome to the World of Photography. ;p
 

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welcome to the world of photography..

btw, nice avatar. "godfather"
 

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Seriously, it's not the tool, but the person using it. I've seen some really great pictures taken using a handphone cam. Admittedly, it was a K800i, so it's a "good" handphone cam, but still... :p

Are you sure you want to take the dive into DSLR? I'd recommend a prosumer first.
 

km1980

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It doesn't matter what camera you are using. As long as you like Photography... Welcome to the World of Photography. ;p
Yeah, but switching from the compact camera to a DSLR is really a different experience and I believe I got a lot MORE to learn, and hell ya I love learning things regarding photography!


welcome to the world of photography..

btw, nice avatar. "godfather"
Eh ya. I love editing pictures too. Thanks haha.. :D



Seriously, it's not the tool, but the person using it. I've seen some really great pictures taken using a handphone cam. Admittedly, it was a K800i, so it's a "good" handphone cam, but still... :p

Are you sure you want to take the dive into DSLR? I'd recommend a prosumer first.
Actually my dad got a prosumer. I tried playing around with it once a while and I think I'll be more interested in DSLR.
 

F2point8

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The ability to change the lenses is a big plus. But that may also mean $$$ gone:cry:
This is never a cheap hobby, but one which is far rewarding/satisfying than anything else..
Now that the DSLR price has come down significantly, there is no better time than NOW!
 

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Seriously, it's not the tool, but the person using it. I've seen some really great pictures taken using a handphone cam. Admittedly, it was a K800i, so it's a "good" handphone cam, but still... :p

Are you sure you want to take the dive into DSLR? I'd recommend a prosumer first.
I disagree. I "graduated" from a p&s to a D80 and I'm loving it. Think I'll be wasting money if I had gotten a prosumer and upgraded a yr later.
 

km1980

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I disagree. I "graduated" from a p&s to a D80 and I'm loving it. Think I'll be wasting money if I had gotten a prosumer and upgraded a yr later.
Hmmm, I think it depends on individual. But for me, I'll agree with Clement Low. :think:
 

mrhobbit

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depends on whether you feel you can justify a DSLR in terms of skills and whether you can afford a DSLR set up.if you are a poor student like me, a prosumer does offer quite alot of advantages.

its a personal thing, no wrong or right answer.:thumbsup:

handphone cam, prosumer, film, dslr, end of the day if you have fun with your photos its mission accomplished!:)
 

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If you don't mind... you can get a second hand Canon 300D + kit lens for $500. Check out the buy and sell section. :)

Start small and then work your way up.
 

Antzzz

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Be prepared to part with lots of your $$$, and beware of the L virus..

You may want to consider 2nd hand unless you are very sure you want to lug around a huge chunk of metal to take good pictures. I know of many who gave up after a while cos of the inconvenience.

For me, my DSLR goes whereever I go. It's like my personal weapon :)
 

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Hi, I've been reading clubsnap's threads on some guides since yesterday and decided to make my vigin post today! :D

I love taking photos but I can only take pictures using my camera phone. I know it doesn't sound professional for using camera phone but that's the only way I can do now to satisfy my photography addiction, :sweatsm: and currently I'm still saving money for a DSLR. Yes, I'm planning for a Canon 400D!

I should be able to get the 400D by Dec this year, hopefully! LOL! And hopefully there'll be a promotion going on during Xmas period! :sweatsm:
400D price drop so fast, 2nd hand set with warranty left few months going @ 700-800SGD.
kit lens @ 60-70SGD. plus a 2gb extreme III CF @ 60SGD. sure can make it since the retail market price is dropped from 1669 to the low prices today..
 

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