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Old Aug 25, 2005, 11:08 AM   #1
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Hello folks,

First post to forum after looking for a while.

I am looking to purchase my first DSLR ... 350D or used 10D ?.

Any views as to which way to go - and rough price in UK for a 10D.

Many thanks for any assistance.



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Old Aug 29, 2005, 4:17 PM   #2
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I'd go with the 350D for its advances, greater resolution, and compatibility with the cropped lenses. If you find the 10D really attractive, then either get it, or look for a used 20D.
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Old Aug 29, 2005, 4:38 PM   #3
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Madwand,



Many thanks for the reply - I was leaning toward the 350D, but valued a more experienced opinion.

I am planning on going for body only and adding a Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di until I have "honed" my skills:-)- what do you think of this as a match. It will be general photography for a start and then I can add further lenses as and when the money allows.

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Old Aug 29, 2005, 11:10 PM   #4
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The Tamron is reported to be an excellent lens. Many on the forums swear by it.



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Old Aug 30, 2005, 1:05 AM   #5
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The Tamron is a great lens.

I'd add the cheap kit 18-55 to it though -- you'll want the extra wide angle for some shots, particularly indoors, and that lens, though not great, is certainly worth the $100 or so, and is probably a bit cheaper bundled than by itself.

You have to consider the crop factor -- 1.6x crop factor means that the 28mm min has the same field of view of 28 * 1.6 = 44.8 mm. This is just "normal", not "wide", so there's a good chance that you'll want something wider.
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Old Aug 30, 2005, 9:02 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info and advice folks - it's really much appreciated.

Kit + Tamron it is then - I will let you know how I get on and might even post a pic or 2 when I getsome good ones.

Many thanks again

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