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Thread: Camera Advice

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    Camera Advice

    Hi photographyists. I'm in the market for a camera kit. I've seen the Nikon 1 that looks pretty groovy. The V1 not the J1 to be precise. Seems to be compact enough to take for a meal or whatever but also professional enough for some nice quality shots on holiday and whatnot.

    Nikon 1

    Nikon 1 V1 + 10-30mm + 30-110 Twin Lens Kit in White - Jessops - Compact System Cameras - seems about £900 notes without getting any other bits and bobs with it though.

    So I wanted some advice with regards to a DSLR around the £1000 mark and what would be best for an amateur who wants to take pro' shots.

    Can anybody help? I want to get something before Xmas and all the party's so I want it in my hands by next week. So quick come on chop chop what do I need?

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    Re: Camera Advice

    I'll post up in here too, but as you can see facebook took a hit

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    Re: Camera Advice

    Canon IXUS 1100 - £314
    Canon Digital IXUS 1100 HS Red Digital Camera (5689B008AA) - wex photographic

    Perfect camera for those family shots whilst out and about, quick and easy menu system, basically point and shoot.... you can do no wrong..

    Canon G12 - £399
    Canon releases PowerShot G12 premium compact: Digital Photography Review
    Canon PowerShot G12 Black Digital Camera (4342B010AA) - wex photographic

    even a waterproof case for those holiday snaps - £175
    Canon WP-DC34 Waterproof Case for PowerShot G11 and G12 (4042B001AA) - wex photographic

    This bad boy takes on all the big hitters out there, it will perform just as good as many of the low to mid range DSLR cameras on the market now and sometimes more so.

    It will produce macro (close up) images, zoomed and general images alike... all without the need of changing a lense.. this way it makes taking those holiday shots/product shots/ semi pro shots so much more easier..


    Canon 600D - £599

    Canon EOS 600D Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm IS II Lens (5170B072AA) - wex photographic

    but then I'd buy

    70-200mm £999 for distance/sports/wildlife/close ups in the zoo kind of thing
    Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM - Canon Fit (589954) - wex photographic

    10-20mm £399 for crazy wide angle shots (used to have one) good for cars where space is limited, buildings and so on
    Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens - Canon Fit (201927) - wex photographic

    50mm - £285 - or you can go for the £98 version which is the same but doesn't work as well
    Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Lens (2515A012AA) - wex photographic

    Battery Grip - £114
    Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip for EOS 550D / 600D (4516B001AA) - wex photographic

    Batteries - £44
    Canon LP-E8 Battery Pack (4515B002AA) - wex photographic

    now once you've bought the above... you have to remember that you have to carry it all around... as you never know when you might need to change a lens in order to capture that photo... although generally by the time you've changed the lens the photo opportunity has passed

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    Re: Camera Advice

    I'll definitely get the IXUS. But I'm in two mind with regards the other kit. It's going through the books so cost isn't an issue. But I do want it to get used. I could see me using the G12 just fine. But I don't want to look back in 6 months time and think hmmmm I've got into this and wish I'd have bought the 600D. But then on the flipside if I did buy all the kit and didn't get into it, it'd all be on fleebay for half price.

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    Re: Camera Advice

    I know what you mean... the G12 is like the go between from the point and shoot and the pro kit... the 600D is the same... but you would have to be more involved to get the best out of it... whereas the G12 helps you to get the best even when your not bothered..

    to put it in car terms

    the G12 is like the Range Rover - it has all the seats and mod cons at the touch of a button with great press...
    the 600D is like the classic land rover in which to get anything out of it you have to know what your doing and push it...

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    Re: Camera Advice

    see dan i told you jon is a canon man i reckon hes a secret canon salesman lol
    Fully fledged member of the 8V death squad

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    Re: Camera Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrighty View Post
    see dan i told you jon is a canon man i reckon hes a secret canon salesman lol
    haha... I've owned and used plenty of Nikons and samsungs in the past... but their menu system is no where near as good as the canon...

    there isn't much between Canon and Nikon now but once you start with the pro kit you have to make a choice as its costly to buy different brands halfway through...

    Canon made everything more user friendly where as nikon didn't...

    Plus all those White lenses at footy games and the like are Canon... that tells you something

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    Re: Camera Advice

    Some sound advice cheers Jon the third. I'll flip a coin tomorrow and see whether it's the 600d or g12. As I can't make my mind up. I'd love to get into it as a bit of a hobby and I'm sure itd help me find time to get my head around photoshop which would pay dividends for work.

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