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Thread: New DLSR for Beginners.

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    New DLSR for Beginners.

    Eyup,

    I want to get into photography a bit. Been looking at the Cannon D5 (I think! was a couple of weeks ago now) and it appears to be a fair decent camera for an amateur. Though what did you guys start out with? And does anybody know if this D5 (or D50?) is any good?


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    Re: New DLSR for Beginners.

    as far as i know jon started with a bog standard digi camera i like taking pictures and are learning using a canon powershot a480 it cost me £50

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    Re: New DLSR for Beginners.

    There's a D50 and a D5 (or 5D and 50D) by the looks of it so I'll have to see which one it was I was looking at. I do fancy getting something half decent though rather than getting something again in the future. Just keep this one for ages and get lenses for it etc.

    What's the powershot like?

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    The D50 is Nikon and the 5D is Canon

    The D50 you may only find 2nd hand these days as its an old camera.

    The 5D has been replaced with the 5D mk2 but an extra £500 was added on the body price and an £1000 added onto the body and lens price.

    I myself have the older Canon 5D which you can pick up for a good price these days. sometimes its best checking eBay for a few deals normally you can pick a good one up for under £1000 compared to the as new price of £1700 around two years ago.

    nothing wrong with the 2nd hand ones either as I have mine serviced regularly at around £130 so its like new every time it comes back...

    if your not thinking of going pro I'd look at maybe the Canon 7D or the even the Canon 50D the latter can be had new for under £900

    The canon powershots are a strong contender these days something like the G12 is like a super point and click camera which has lots of manual settings like the DSLR but without the option of changing lenses (which can be a pain at times)

    I currently have the Powershot G10 at work as its perfect for everyday use

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    Re: New DLSR for Beginners.

    Sounds like it might have been the 50D I was looking at from what you're saying Jon. I certainly won't be going pro, more personal pleasure and to get used to toying with Photoshop and whatnot. I tell you why I thought the [insert the one I'm thinking of here] camera would be the one, I saw loads of shots in last months Digital Photography Enthusiast mag (cheesy I know - 2nd copy I've bought I swear!) where they were displaying shutter speed snapping clouds, waves, waterfalls and whatnot. And it looked mint! Of all the ones I liked, the cam I'm thinking if appeared to be used in most of them. And it probably will be that older one then as some of the photographers wrote that they were old shots they'd taken some time ago.

    Could have been the 5D though I suppose. haha

    I'll find the bloody mag and get back to you.

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    It depends what you wnt it for, Canon vs Nikon is personal preference, im getting a Canon 550D for my birthday (thought id treat myself) or i may get the 500D yet as Jessops has an offer on with an extra lense for the same moneys. Both around the £500-600 mark.

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    Also, speaking of eBay, Canon have a shop on there for refurbished Canon cameras, still made by Canon, repaired by Canon, with a warrenty from Canon, with a bit off the RRP

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    Ive started using slr's over the last 18 months and have owned a 550d and now the canon 600d, i cant recommend them enough, they are great to learn on before dropping serious money on full frame bodies. First cameras in newcastle are doing 550d's with kit lenses for £555 which is a bargain. I personally am going to learn how to use everything to its fullest potential then upgrade when im ready to take my photography further.

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    they got a wibblywobblywebsite add pal?

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    Re: New DLSR for Beginners.

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    they got a wibblywobblywebsite add pal?
    1st Cameras Pro suppliers Cameras Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Fuji, Sigma

    I would go for the 600d though, not much more and you get the pivot screen and wireless flash transmitter built in

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