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Featured canon 400d

Discussion in 'Photographic Equipment Discussion' started by swin, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. swin

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    many months ago i was going to get an slr
    but circumstances changed so unable to buy one,now i may be able to get a canon 1000d off my father in law soon as hes upgrading,he will be keeping his lenses so where do i start?
    ive seen 70-300 mm(macro) lens for 119.95 is it worth it,plus whats the cheapest lens i could get to take tank pictures
     
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  2. Carlos

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    Re: canon 1000

    nothing wrong with the camera mate, maybe be a bit slow on the old auto focus compared todays standards, well a lot slower TBH, as any one that knows about photography its the lens quality that counts. you used to need a good eye as well but thats all changed with what you can do with photoshop these days
     
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    Re: canon 1000

    hopefully if i get it ,it will be very cheap and a good starter slr for the price hopefully find out later if i can have it
     
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    Re: canon 1000

    Nice camera. Got a 40d myself and love it. I would be tempted to look at some web sites reviewing lenses before making you mind up. You can pick up some good quality second hand lenses at reasonable prices as opposed to paying brand new. A second hand quality lens is better than a cheaper brand new lens. The glass is the all important bit!
     
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    Re: canon 1000

    its actually a 400d older but better im told
    hes throwing in a 18-55mm standard lens,2 memory cards ,case and any other bits i need even dug out original box
    seems a good deal to me ive offered £100 and he's happy
    it'll get me started in the dslr hobby,any advice appreciated
     
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    Thats a good deal. That 18-55mm is a good little lens to get you on your way.

    I think lens wise it all depends what you want to do. I love landscape photography and the best thing I have is a 10-20mm wide angle lens.
     
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    mixed bag really
    want to take pics of the kids team i coach ,take coral pictures and landscape too as walk the fells too
    on a budget as my gadget fund got robbed to pay for my driveway lol
     
  9. Kev

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    links not working mate.

    If I were you. I would get the cam and the 18-55 and spend a few weeks getting used to it. Then make a decision. Saves you money in the long run.
     
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    no rush in my case nearly bought a camera in january and only getting this second hand one now,so plenty of patience,just getting advice so i can keep a look out for a bargain
     
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    You will find you will get a collection of lenses over a few years. The more you understand the camera will give you a lead to what you want.
     
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    wow kev great picture colours and detail are fantastic
    think im going to enjoy my new hobby
     
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    Thanks. I was lucky that day.

    Its a fantastic hobby. I like photography as a hobby as much as reefkeeping. Like reefing, the more you do it, the better you get.

    Read. Join a tog forum. Read. But most of all. Get out there and get clicking. Some good software is helpful. But software don't rescue poor images. The software will enhance decent images but you can't rely on it.

    Its great fun.
     
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    And you live up in Cumbria. Fantastic spot for landscape work!!!!
     
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    can you recommend a forum worth joining please kev
     
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    look out of my window its there mate
     
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    Absolutley. Get your hands on that 400d. You won't regret it.

    One thing I would say, it won't guarantee you good images. Thats a bit of a DSLR myth. Understanding the camera is at the heart of it. But if you start to understand it, a DSLR will knock the pants off a bridge or compact.

    Get it. Enjoy it. It gets you out and about too.!!!
     
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    I started out with the 400d and its a fantastic wee camera to get started:cool:

    For that money i`d snap it up!! Well worth it......

    One thing i tell you to do when you get it,is switch it on to manual(M) and keep it there...
    Its the only way you will learn what the camera can do:wink:

    good luck with the new hobby,you`ll love itBig Thumbs Up
     
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    get out and about?your funny my life is one big out and about :)
     
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    will be keeping an eye out for a 50mm/60mm lens for marco work is this right?
     
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