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Old 07-05-2007, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
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Hypothetically speaking

ok say i have a chance of getting my hands on a canon 400d..........

bearing in mind the kind of photography i do ( ok i know i like to do everything BUT i have to start somewhere).... what lens would be the one to go for ( speaking very much on budget) would i be better going for a bundle with a standard kit lens. .. and if not what should i be looking for?


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Old 07-05-2007, 21:06   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Hypothetically speaking

I've not seen anything from you that is screaming out for a long lens, so I'd put the telphoto on the Christmas list and go for around 18-70. This is the range of my kit lens, and it did me well until i splashed out on my other lenes. Of these two I use the 10-20 more than the 70-200, that is why for your use I reckon that going shorter will be a better bet, rather than 24/28-100.
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Old 07-05-2007, 22:30   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Hypothetically speaking

FI, looking at the results you get from your current camera, you'll be producing cracking shots with a kit lens on a 400D. Bet you can't wait
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Old 07-05-2007, 23:05   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Hypothetically speaking

In your place I bought the Tamron 18-200 as my first lens. It gave me a good range to try different types of shot and didn't break the bank at 260. I only just sold it, before Christmas, to get the 24-104 IS L. A good walkabout lens for starting out.
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Old 08-05-2007, 00:41   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Hypothetically speaking

thanx All,, the 18-200 is gonna be outta my league IF i do manage to get the 400D.could save a few pennies by going over to the nikon D40...... but its all pie in the sky at the moment........ dont worry you guys will be the first to know!

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Old 08-05-2007, 20:19   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Hypothetically speaking

What about the Canon 350D with kit lens Fi ? Knowing you don't want to buy online, I can see PCworld are doing it for 379 online ...so I'm sure they would match instore ?

If your not so worried about pixels ,then the Nikon D50 with kit lens for 330 from same place
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Old 08-05-2007, 20:39   #7 (permalink)
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What about a D50 with the 18-70 kit lens?
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Old 08-05-2007, 20:48   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Hypothetically speaking

definately something to think about Dave........... the one thing that im not sure about is the size.... now be NICE boys. but whats putting me off is that they seem very small..and i KNOW that size isnt everything! heheh

but the cam i use now is a lovely size and i do like the feel and weight...... im kinda not very happy about thinking of having something smaller and lighter in my hands......

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Old 08-05-2007, 21:17   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Hypothetically speaking

Fiona,

You are in the same boat as me, I've been looking at the nikon D50 or D40 but there are some issues that I need to clear up, lowest iso 200 being one and only 6 megapixels. advice please.

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Old 08-05-2007, 22:24   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Hypothetically speaking

One of the reasons I went for the Nikon D70s was exactly that. It was bigger and felt better to hold. I was also concerned about the 200 minimum ISO, but it has not been a problem for me.

The D40x has more MP's, but I've got an A2 print on my wall that my 6MP D70s produced and it looks great. I've even got some A4's that my 3MP compact took that are OK too. The larger sensors will be better for enlarging crops though.
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Old 08-05-2007, 22:51   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Hypothetically speaking

been tolf the D40's build is not as good as the canon 400D........ other than that i really dont know.
when i know for sure IF i can get a DSLR i will be out and about holding them etc...

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Old 08-05-2007, 23:47   #12 (permalink)
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Re: Hypothetically speaking

Let's face it Fi, you only have to face the Nikonoiks on here, you have to face me (and potentially Colin) for real, face to face.... think carefully <gggg>

You can't come and play with my 100-400mm L series if you have a Nikon....

Don't you just love emotional blackmail <gggg>
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Old 08-05-2007, 23:59   #13 (permalink)
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ah........ well............. now that you put it that way Rob............. ummmmm...... 7 weeks to cornwall....... oh think of hte potential opportunities....... lolol think i will maybe stick with thinking along canon lines.

Oh god im a coward!
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:36   #14 (permalink)
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Besides Fi - If you ever come down here, you can't play with my lenses if you cross over to the dark side .......

(How could you be a coward with a Canon (sp!) tucked under your arm!!
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:49   #15 (permalink)
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lol cathie...... I have met rob before thats why! hehehehe im not gonna argue with him

friends of mine emigrated a year ago and i have an open invitation......... down side is.... i dont travel .....well not that far anyway.

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Well, if you really want to join the dark forces, you should take a look at the Sony R1. I know I'm beginning to sound like a cracked record but it really is amazing. I find myself less and less inclined to take the 10d with me. Hang the R1 round my neck, stuff the Nikon S10 in my pocket and I'm ready for anything!

Okay, if I was going to cover sports, I'd get the Canon out but I'm not doing that at the moment. I really must upload some Sony images
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Whatever lens you get Fiona, consider using software DxO Pro as it enhances certain lenses very nicely.
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i got a 18 - 55mm lens with the camera, will stick to photoshop for the moment! lol too much to take in on the cam without having to learn anything else at the mo but will keep it in mind!

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Well, Fi - Hypothetically speaking - let's assume you got a 400D with the 18-55 kit lens, what would your next lens purchase be?

You have the advantage of having already used a camera with a range going from wide angle to powerful zoom, so you already have an idea of the focal lengths you use most, so what would it be?
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well, if money was no object it would have to be something that gave me at least the same range as the fuji... more than that i doubt would get used THAT often..... but i do use the full zoom on the fuji so i would miss not being able to have that ability.

but money is an object so i havent a clue ! lol and to be honest there is no point me wishing it cos i feel very lucky to have the camera and i still have the fuji which is a lot more than a lot of folk have ..sooo.... im happy!

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