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Old Mar 4, 2004, 4:41 AM   #1
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Default A bit of advise for would be digital owners.


I read lots of reviews, opinions, hands on guides, etc.. and narrowed it down to a few options, but in the end I saw the light and looked at it from a different angle, I swapped around my priorities and came up with.

1) Available lenses that would give me what I want.
2) Available accessories that would let me use the camera as I wanted to use it.
3) Camera body that would let me set it up the way I needed it set up.
4) Sensor type/size.
5) Brand name.

Before this I was looking for an (out of the box) easy to hold and use camera, with the most resolution for my price range, and came -> this <- close to getting a F828... I ended up with the following :-

Canon 300D
Canon Hand Strap (this was what made me get this camera)
50mm f/1.4 (for portrait) (I found this lens for 49 at a local charity shop)
28-135 IS USM (for walkabout)
18-55 Kit Lens (for family partys/get togethers)

ok I did spend 380 more than I was going to spend, but it was worth it IMHO.

What am I advising... well before laying down your money, step back, look at the camera you are about to purchase, and see if it really does fit your requirements, and that you are not making your requirements fit the camera. Would spending a few extra pounds on accessories for a different camera make that camera fit your requirements perfectly.
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Old Mar 4, 2004, 4:52 AM   #2
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I'd respectfully add to your sensible list........

Buy one that feels right in your hands. Internet or mail order is no good for this sort of thing unless you have actually had your hands on the goods.
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