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Iso want a more btterer camera

Postby Karver on Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:55 pm

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But what's reasonable up to 200 quid?

I'd love a 450D but thats double my budgie for something which may be just a baycityroller.
Whats worth looking at and whats a crock of shite. Please wipe my lens.

ideal useage will be taking pics of stuff close up like, decent marco shots and some plentiful landscape stuff too and with the possibility of some telepathic lenses for longer range shooting, ooer mrs!
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Postby LSM on Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:20 pm

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I'd have thought you were looking at a decent compact, not sure if any of them have simple lenses you can add or remove though. Since this has been up a while without reply I'd point you to...

http://dpreview.com/

Probably no use since you know about this site already right? Does have a handy features search though which may narrow it down a little

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare.asp

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Postby Karver on Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:11 am

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cheers LSM, no I dont know much about anythiing which is why I start off with places I know :)
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Re: Iso want a more btterer camera

Postby larchy on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:47 am

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I don't really know much about non-DSLRs, but as LSM says that's gonna be what you're looking at.

Either a Panasonic Lumix or Canon Powershot is going to be the best buy probably. Found this, which might be helpful.

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Postby Karver on Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:22 am

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I already have me a canon powershot, kind of wanting to stp up my game a little.. stick a toe in the water so to speak without it costing me a small fortune if I find its a passing phase.
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Postby larchy on Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:29 am

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Well there's a whole different range of cameras under that name, so it depends what sort of model you currently have.

If you've already got a good compact then you'd probably be looking at a DSLR to move up to something better, and I don't think you're gonna pick one up for £200 - at least not brand new.

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What about one of those SLR-like things where they look pretty much like an SLR and have a proper lens with manual focus etc. but it's fixed to the body - I think sometimes you can get macro or telephoto extensions that screw onto the end of the lens barrel?

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Postby larchy on Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:52 am

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Yeah I was wondering about them, not sure what they cost though.

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Postby LSM on Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:04 pm

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I'd probably still advocate a happy-snapper personally. SLRs get in the bloody way when you are doing the tourist thang. Feel like a bit of a penis changing lenses in crowded places too.

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Postby Karver on Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:24 am

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Aha, I've read so much I feel like a lot less of a n00b now.
The thing is, now I know what I know, I know I dont want to go the whole 9 yards with the full DSLR thing, thats like too much for me.
Reading alot more, "bridging" cameras - those DSLR-lite things, they seem to fit pretty much where I want to go next, away from the point and click but not all the way to being a pro photographer.

Most do a decent spec camera and some (fuji S2000hd) come in right about budget for 12mp 15x optical zoom mostly manual but don't have extraz/changeable lenses etc etc.

So thats pretty much me for the time being chaps, a "nearly" photo geek in the making.
Thanks for the top tips and good sites/stuff to google, all much appreciated. Next stop is asdas I think, as they seem to be knocking these out at 127 quid. Image ;)
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Postby Cacker on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:10 am

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Changing lenses in public is alot easier if you don't feel your penis at the same time. Less likely to be arrested too.

You need the equivalent of a magic hat .. dip your camera in... when in comes out .. tada .. different lense.
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Postby Karver on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:33 am

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The fuji "extends" noticably enough to make it obvious what you're thinking about her tits from right across the pool.....
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its worrying though when the lense extends by itself and its not at eye level either. DOWN BOY.
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Re: Iso want a more btterer camera

Postby Karver on Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:19 pm

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Righto, after yet more reading and digging about and generally thinking "hmm", I decided to wait a couple of weeks as fuji have a new offering for the aspiring novice, and while its not going to get me into any seriously status-worthy internet cliques, I think it wil be ideal for me.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digita ... x_s2500hd/

£200 of my finest knicker is the tip of my budget this time, but it certainly checks alot of boxes.

Shots to follow shortly after the release date in March.
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Postby Cannon_Fodda on Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:43 pm

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I like the Fuji cameras, I had the S6500FD which was the range before that one, and it was great, although in the end I never took it anywhere due to it's size, and used a shitty 5mp Sony most places.

I sold both and bought a Sony DSC-H20, and that is small enough to go everywhere, and is pretty good quality.

Yours will be a shit load better in the dark, and low light situations though.
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Re: Iso want a more btterer camera

Postby LoneGun on Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:30 pm

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I can probably sort you out with a nikon d100 + lens, battery pack, battery for £120 + postage if you are interested. Sure I have about 5-6 of them knocking about in the studio.
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Re: Iso want a more btterer camera

Postby Karver on Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:02 pm

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I picked up the fuji already :) Not really had much chance to play with it and get to try everythng yet though.
Initial impression is is very very good for the $$. Macro images and low light situations it handles very well. It has lots I need to read up on, and try out but at the moment, I'm very impressed with it. The 18x optical zoooooooooom if pretty decent, but does require a tripod or not leaning on the truck with the engine running when taking pics ;)
Colours are nicely vibrant without looking like a sony bravia too.

two shots when sat in the truck, engine running - this does matter :)
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and macro - this was done at night with flash, the bulb in the overhead light being a 11w energy saving jobby, so i was well impressed with the result. I will do some more when I can get direct daylight and directly over the subject.
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All images are resized as they're like 6 meg each.

Fun fun fun :)
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Re: Iso want a more btterer camera

Postby Klors on Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:18 pm

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Re: Iso want a more btterer camera

Postby Karver on Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:31 am

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Well, *shameless oldpostbump* its been an interval in time, the Fuji is sold on, the reading has begun again.

Its time I joined a real clique.

Just not sure I want the moniker "nigel" just yet, so optiing for a shiny new Canon 1100d with the kit 18-155 IS lens ... jut trying to track down the best price as most places are flogging this without the IS lens.

Damn you all to hell for making mah fotoz so awesome ;)
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