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Entry level DSLR
« on: September 10, 2009, 09:28:55 am »
what is the best entry level dslr?

Is there a reason to go 400D over 350 on the Canon's?
 

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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 09:44:30 am »
The 400D is beter, but not really worth the extra money,
350D is still considered "best buy" value for money wise.

If have the $ go 450. It also supports video I think.

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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 09:50:17 am »
The 400D is beter, but not really worth the extra money,
350D is still considered "best buy" value for money wise.

If have the $ go 450. It also supports video I think.



can pick up a 350d with 18-55 plus some little extras for 3k
 

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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 09:50:39 am »
I should then be able to sell the panasonic fz30 for about the same?
 

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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009, 10:08:16 am »
The 400D is beter, but not really worth the extra money,
350D is still considered "best buy" value for money wise.

If have the $ go 450. It also supports video I think.



can pick up a 350d with 18-55 plus some little extras for 3k

That is why it is considered a best buy!!
If you get the camera for that price it leaves some monies for lenses!


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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009, 10:10:24 am »
The 400D is beter, but not really worth the extra money,
350D is still considered "best buy" value for money wise.

If have the $ go 450. It also supports video I think.



can pick up a 350d with 18-55 plus some little extras for 3k

That is why it is considered a best buy!!
If you get the camera for that price it leaves some monies for lenses!




see there is also a 400d for 3500  :patch:
 

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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2009, 10:10:31 am »
canon has bad after sales!!!

parts and service, get a nikon, cost a bit more but what great service
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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2009, 10:21:06 am »
canon has bad after sales!!!

parts and service, get a nikon, cost a bit more but what great service

What after sales service do you need on a camera ?!?!?
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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2009, 10:25:08 am »
i'm a photographer, and nikon has always been there no matter what, besides nikon makes awesome lenses.

just my 2c. but this could be like bmw and ktm né!
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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2009, 10:30:25 am »
canon has bad after sales!!!

parts and service, get a nikon, cost a bit more but what great service

What after sales service do you need on a camera ?!?!?
Don't drop the think and it will never break


Its not for me its for kirsten. She currently uses my FZ30 and it is doing the job nicely, but I can see she is getting frustrated with it. The SLR provides her with more options. They only thing holding the FZ back is the max 400ISO rating - Really annoying.

She is getting a lot of work for portraits at the moment. Investing a little bit will pay off in the long run.

servicing is not a problem as her dad used to run his own camera afterservice and repairs shop. He really knows his stuff.
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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2009, 10:41:22 am »
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   I have a few "mechanical" camera lenses, they are the byonette type. will they work on a digital camera?
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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2009, 10:45:57 am »
the old lenses work on the new dslr, mite lose a function or two but it works.
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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2009, 10:46:31 am »
the old lenses work on the new dslr, mite lose a function or two but it works.

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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2009, 12:10:21 pm »
entry level, I think one can't beat the nikon D40.

Go look at Ken Rockwell's site and read up on the D40. Although he probably owns hundreds of cameras, he still shoots most with a D40. If its good enough for him its good enough for us. Keep in mind that you will buy a base model camera and then extend it further with lenses. so you eventually end up investing in one brand only. So choose carefully. Also keep in mind the performance of baseline dslr's at higher ISO's. Read up about it a bit. No use in shooting at 3200 if the shot is horrible.

I cant say much about canon, as i never owned it.
Love nikon however.

I'll go for a D40, very cheap, my 2c
 

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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2009, 12:17:13 pm »
Go to www.dpreview.com - lot's of info/sample pics.
 

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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2009, 06:03:00 pm »
nikon all they way! d40 and d60 are brilliant little cams,

and yes canon is just as good but service is horrid in sa :xxbah:

been using nikons on a semi prof level since the 601 days, trust me cant go wrong :)

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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2009, 06:21:12 pm »
I have a D40. Lovely little camera, long battery life, lots of options...hell, the lightning pics even make me look pro-ish :peepwall:
 

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Re: Entry level DSLR
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2009, 07:08:44 pm »
most stock lense are 18-55  did see a package with a bonus 70-300 lens.