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    I have a Canon EOS400D with a big 55-250 lense and i love it. My dad used to be a proffesional photographer and still does the odd job to go along side his graphic design work that he now does and he swears by Canon, he has had about 4 Canon DSLR's he currently has th 40D i think.


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    Canon vs Nikon is like Apple vs Mac.
    Apple vs Mac arnt they the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSapseid View Post
    Apple vs Mac arnt they the same thing?
    D'oh

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    Another vote for Canon here, proud owner of an EOS 450D with kit 18-55mm IS lens & tamron 70-300mm and its served me very very well so far

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    Actually i have th 450d not the 400d here is where i bought it from linky. for camera reviews Digital Camera Reviews and News: Digital Photography Review: Forums, Glossary, FAQ is the webiste to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katem View Post
    Another vote for Canon here, proud owner of an EOS 450D with kit 18-55mm IS lens & tamron 70-300mm and its served me very very well so far
    Same setup here too

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    just a couple of weekends ao me and the girlfriend did a job photographing a wedding.

    One Canon EOS 350D and one EOS450D - and they both perfomed brilliantly

    I have to say, although the LCD on the 450) is much nicer, and it has more toys - these days most of the difference in actual photo quality is with the lens.

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    Thank you so much you guys. Have given me a lot to think about so far.

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    Oh yeah.. and buy it in a "real world" camera shop if you can stand the extra cost - they'll price match OK anyway, and to get a real feel for the thing before laying out the $ is invaluable.

    If you're in a tight situation, or if you just have nae morals go in, test, and order online! In credit-crunch days though, you may be better offline, I have yet to be able to successfully bargain with a computer...

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    Canon 450d here, which I'm really happry with now. As a newbie to DSLR I actually found it a bit of a learning curve to get the best from it.
    The main thing is to learn how the thing works properly. When I first got it I dived straight in without properly reading the manual and learning how the thing works. The results were to be honest a bit dissapointing. Now I've spent some time reading and learning how to use the thing properly and I'm getting much better results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    buy it in a "real world" camera shop if you can stand the extra cost
    If you're in/near London, then the big camera shops along Tottenham Court Road are worth a visit. Depending on what you'll be taking pictures of, you might find a tripod handy - just a cheap (20) one will probably do fine. I also find a remote shutter release button (around 5 off eBay) very handy - means you can mount the camera on a tripod and not even have to touch it to take a picture, stops camera wobble completely. Extra batteries are always good, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    I also find a remote shutter release button (around 5 off eBay) very handy - means you can mount the camera on a tripod and not even have to touch it to take a picture, stops camera wobble completely.
    Top Tip #78: If you can't find/afford/don't want a shutter release button, use the the self-timer and set it to a small amount like 1 or 2 seconds to stop camera wobble.

    Definitely agree about extra batteries too - sod's law says you will always run out at the most inconvenient times.

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    Canon 350D here with all the toys, great camera with the right lense(s). You wont see much difference with a Canon or Nikkon, its a matter of preference.
    Oh and top tip no 1000 - Dodgy chinese accessorie copies are well worth the risk, you will find its prob the same item as the oem without the branding

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    I'm quite a keen photographer and base my photography around another one of my hobbies. You can see some of my work on my website; Welcome to Curious Places

    Most of the pictures on my website were taken with an old Fujifilm Bridge Camera, but I have a Canon 350d now which is ok for what I do, but not outstanding by any means.

    Mike

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    Nice site Mike - thanks for sharing the link!

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