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    Off topic I know but....

    Off topice I know but what the hell...

    Looking to upgrade to a DSLR, nothing too pricey around the Pounds500-Pounds600ish mark and wondering if any of the amatuer photographers on here have some opinions on which is the best?? (As if you guys arent gonna have opinions!).

    Noticed a few references to the Cannon 350d, which looks kinda sweet. Want something that isnt going to scare the crap out of me, first SLR but something which I can grow into. Also want something that can be ready to fire pretty quick.. Not like me Fuji point and click which takes about 5 seconds from power up to picture time! Rubbish!

    As this is actually a sports car board any reliable links or review sites you know of are also appreciated.... Later!

    Re: Off topic I know but....

    Hi Rich -

    For digital cameras, I find www.dpreview.com to be excellent. They review many cameras and do a very thorough job of it. I have trusted their advice for my last several purchases and have not been disappointed.

    If you are loking for an SLR, you will also need lenses. I find that to be the fun (and expensive) part. You might check out photographyreview.com. Look under reviews/lenses/35mm zoom as a goold place to start.

    I am a Canon man myself, though Nikon also makes a fine product.

    Good luck,

    PTM

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    www.dpreview.com

    photographyreview.com/cat/lenses/35mm-zoom/PLS_3128crx.aspx

    Re: Off topic I know but....

    Rich, I just went thru the exact same deliberations.
    I have a friend who is a top-notch fashion photographer and he told me to go for Canon if I wanted the best digital semi-pro camera.
    What constitutes "The best" is of course depending on who you are, but I picked the Canon EOS 350D and it's absolutely great so far.
    Easy to use, sharp images and 95% of all reviews praise it.

    It has a dummy-setting along with endless advanced settings and gizmos, so you can enjoy it both as amateur and when u get better and more demanding.
    Get a nice lense (or two) too. DO NOT buy a cheap-a55 lense/tele - it's not worth the pennies you save in the long run.

    If you want more specific info ask me...or Steve R. He also has a Canon EOS 350D.
    (Note to self: Remember to contact Canon Promotion Dept. to get kickbacks)

    Re: Off topic I know but....

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    RichJ said:
    Off topice I know but what the hell...

    Looking to upgrade to a DSLR, nothing too pricey around the Pounds500-Pounds600ish mark and wondering if any of the amatuer photographers on here have some opinions on which is the best?? (As if you guys arent gonna have opinions!).

    Noticed a few references to the Cannon 350d, which looks kinda sweet. Want something that isnt going to scare the crap out of me, first SLR but something which I can grow into. Also want something that can be ready to fire pretty quick.. Not like me Fuji point and click which takes about 5 seconds from power up to picture time! Rubbish!

    As this is actually a sports car board any reliable links or review sites you know of are also appreciated.... Later!


    I use a Nikon D70 with a 24-120mm lense....I love the camera and lense and get outstanding results. I also use a Canon Pixma iP4200 to make high quality prints.

    Re: Off topic I know but....

    Quote:
    Dr. Phil said:
    It has a dummy-setting along with endless advanced settings and gizmos, so you can enjoy it both as amateur and when u get better and more demanding.




    THanks very much guys,,, and the above qoute was exactly what I was looking for.. Something that has a baby steps mode to start with but when used properly is a very good peice of kit...

    Will read up on dpreviews I think, although at the moment it looks like the 350d.

    Re: Off topic I know but....

    Got a Canon D350 or as it is marketed in the U.S. Rebel XT about 6 months ago and am very very happy with the quality and the ease of use .

    Re: Off topic I know but....

    Nikon D70s and a Speedlight 600, amazing pics, killer battery life, Nikon is worth the extra $$

     
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