General Chat Thread, Recommend a used digital SLR on a budget in General; My missus is looking to sell her 350D with 18-55 IS lens, spare battery and shoulder bag, although I'm not ...
5th February 2014, 12:26 PM #16
My missus is looking to sell her 350D with 18-55 IS lens, spare battery and shoulder bag, although I'm not sure what she wants for it... @Dos_Box if you're interested I'll email her now and ask her price
5th February 2014, 01:31 PM #17
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350D was a brilliant camera, highly recommended.
5th February 2014, 01:41 PM #18
Look at second user Canon EOS 30/40 or 50 (which I've got, solid magnesium body)
5th February 2014, 01:54 PM #19
Got another vote for the 350D. I have one and it is producing some fantastic shots. As for the megapixel argument, I posit that the more pixels, the better the zoom quality, and that's it. If you are a crap photographer, all the mega/giga/tera pixels in the world wont help you out!
5th February 2014, 02:45 PM #20
Better digital (i.e. false) zoom, yes, but that's simply because you can perform a tighter crop and still maintain acceptable quality. Optical zoom (the type your lens provides) will be no more affected by MP count than any other element of the camera.
Originally Posted by nephilim
It's worth mentioning that a 5MP dSLR will take significantly better quality photos than a 5MP smartphone as it has a much larger sensor.
5th February 2014, 02:47 PM #21
Sorry, I should have made that distinction, you are correct.
5th February 2014, 02:50 PM #22
Or the original D60 which was nearly £2K new, but can be had today for peanuts.
Originally Posted by MYK-IT
5th February 2014, 08:18 PM #23
5th February 2014, 09:23 PM #24
I have done work for these chaps in the past - they are pretty good and know what they are doing.
Originally Posted by Norphy
With regards to the camera's I haven't got a clue tho!
5th February 2014, 09:56 PM #25
Some good advice and links their guys, keep 'em coming.
I've had a good offer of a Canon from one of the members, so we'll see how that pans out
6th February 2014, 09:04 AM #26
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Never forget the golden rule. Hold the camera you are planning to buy, never buy just from others saying it is good.
If you do not like the feel of the camera (weight, shape, location of the buttons/wheels) then this will put you off using the camera.
Years ago I used to have a Canon EOS600 (yes, non digital version) and it was a lovely camera. When I went to digital SLR (Canon stuff had long gone) I went with the Nikon D90 which felt wonderful. The Canons didn't feel right in my hands.
6th February 2014, 09:21 AM #27
I've got a Nikon D3200 and it's great.
6th February 2014, 03:19 PM #28
I'd also recommend a D3200, can pick these up for under £300 with a lense but you'r better off getting a different lense to the stock bundled one. You will struggle to find any one with a bad word to say against it http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/digital-sl...view-50008349/are great all round! Great for photography and video.
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6th February 2014, 03:35 PM #29
Thanks for the offer, I'm already talking to Sted about his D400 though
Originally Posted by LosOjos
6th February 2014, 03:39 PM #30
It's still a bit more than I'd be happy to pay. I'm looking at used as an introduction to DSLR's. Perhaps in a year or so I may want something better, but I am happy with Canon's and as a step-up think it would be my best route.
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