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Old 08-12-2008, 16:42   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, my name is D'Arcy.

For a number of years now I have had a fascination with photography and have decided to take the plunge and get into it for real. I have played around with very cheap digital camera's but now want something that has some bite to it.

I have a budget of 250 - 400 (until I see how it goes) and welcome any suggestions of what to get. With my little bit of research I am looking mainly at Nikon D40 / D60 but am intrigued by Canon.


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Old 08-12-2008, 16:57   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to Pxalo D'Arcy

Nothing to be scared of here

Once you have a shortlist of cameras the best thing is to actually handle them to see where the controls fall and how you change the settings. Every make will have its own fans because the cameras suit them.

You could consider a bridge camera to test the water - Fuji used to do the s9600 refurbished for around 200, but it might not be available now as it was superceded a while back.

In this thread, Camtronics had a refurbished Sony A350 with an 18-70 lens with a 12 month warranty for 280 - seriously good value (if the Sony would suit you as described above).

Check out our 'Which camera should I buy' forum for more detailed replies to questions just like yours.

You can always post your own question there for more detailed replies too
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Old 08-12-2008, 16:58   #3 (permalink)
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Old 08-12-2008, 17:38   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the welcome.I am not as scared as I was......I can even breath again. I will check out the other thread as suggested and hopefully gety something over the next few weeks.
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hi D'arcy, no need to be scared, honest. i cant advise you regarding cameras.... I have canons... but i have no idea how much that money is in our money!
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Howdy D'Arcy,

Most of us don't bite so you have nothing to be scared about. Pull up a chair and make yourself at home
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Hi and Welcome!!
Only thing I can say is that just recently I got myself a Canon 40D and I love it, but as Fiona said I also have no idea how Euro transfers to the ....
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Nothing to be scared of here,lot of very helpful folk.Not sure how much 400Euros is in sterling [350 or so ?].At any rate,one option to look at is second hand and cameras come up on the Pixalo Classified from time to time.I myself bought my present camera on here and as long as the seller is a participating member of this 'community' it brings a certain reassurance to buying used.
This site is good for new gear Camera Price Buster - UKs cheapest camera gear .
Tell us what your photographic interests are and we can maybe point you in the right lens direction,camera bodies at a given price point delivering similar quality pictures on the whole.
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