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This photography malarkey... starting out
show user profile  LionDebt
So i'm thinking of jumping on the bandwagon and getting my teeth into photography. I have my heart (and hopes) set on a D-SLR for around £200 to £350, can anyone advise what would be best for starting out on?

This: Canon EOS Rebel XS EOS 1000D is available on ebay for ~£300.

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9/9/2011 9:50:43 PM (last edit: 9/9/2011 9:50:43 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Nothing wrong with that, it can take great pictures. Start saving, as you will soon want more lenses!

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9/9/2011 10:23:37 PM (last edit: 9/9/2011 10:23:37 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
Your body will be replaced, not the glass you screw on it :)

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9/10/2011 12:07:48 AM (last edit: 9/10/2011 12:07:48 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
My lens broke :(

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9/10/2011 12:14:29 AM (last edit: 9/10/2011 12:14:29 AM)
show user profile  Mashedpot8er
My lens broke too. A can of my mates beer that I was carrying for him exploded with a canon eos 5 ( film camera) and 3 lenses, including a zoom lens that got so drenched that you could squirt beer out of it if you zoomed in and out he he. Stripped it to see if I could rescue it, but my god, what a can of worms I opened. They are so incredibly complicated inside, man alive, made my brain boggle. Needless to say that the motor focus died, but the rest worked fine. Minor win, but still a win. :)

Was a crap lens by the way, I would have sent it away if it was a relly expensive one. Sod that. If you ever get yer hands on a broken old style zoom lens, strip it and see its workings, its quite amazing.

Anyhoo, sorry to derail things, I had better say something helpful for you now :)

ummmmm, I've used an old digital rebel (300d), took some nice piccies with it. If you get a stock lens with it, you can do wicked ghetto macro stuff with it, take it off and hold it back to front, take really close up photos with it straight away. It's limited in use, but you can get results for nothing, Well, maybe at the cost of getting dust and crap into the body if you do it too much, You can buy reversing rings too if you really do enjoy doing it, very cheap macro option, Stevegek started a cool ghetto macro thread a while back.

Really good stuff in that thread. :)

Cad Monkey

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9/10/2011 12:46:04 AM (last edit: 9/10/2011 12:46:04 AM)
show user profile  Sylverstalker
Do it.

And what Nik Said. Once you start I think there is a desire to never stop spending more monies on accessories.

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9/10/2011 1:35:51 AM (last edit: 9/10/2011 1:35:51 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Nice dude.

There`s a ton of entry level dslr`s in that range, dont fret too much, they muchly share the same feature-sets and quality. Once you have an idea what you are playing with and what you`d like to step-up to specifically, then you can start worrying over specifics.. My honest to goodness advice!

The only specific to consider is upgrade path in terms of do you see yourself buying lenses for this cam, and would you like those lenses to be forward compatible with potential upgrade options. Again, entirely up to you!

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9/10/2011 2:48:24 AM (last edit: 9/10/2011 2:48:24 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Purchased. Yippee!

Read a few more reviews online and they were really positive so I bit the bullet and bought it. Should arrive by the end of next week! Expect to see a LionDebt's Photography thread post in the near future.
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9/10/2011 11:04:40 PM (last edit: 9/10/2011 11:04:40 PM)
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