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Old May 6, 2008, 1:46 PM   #1
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I really want a digtal SLR but cannot afford it, I have seen some Fuji S1 bodies on Ebay at a price that I can afford.

What would be your advice? Are they any good? I really cant afford thi likes of Nikon or Canon so the S1 is in my range.

What would you suggest would be a good starter lens to go with? Once again funds are not terribly high so it would be second hand.

Thanks for any advice.

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Old May 6, 2008, 2:54 PM   #2
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That's a rather dated camera that uses a 3 Megapixel sensor, with an interpolated output to give you a 6MP image size. It was first announced in early 2000, over 8 years ago, and that's a long time for digital camera technology.

What's your budget? Chances are, you can do better.

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Old May 7, 2008, 1:14 AM   #3
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I only have £170 - £200 max tho
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Unfortunately, I'm not that familiar with UK Pricing.

It looks like you could probably pick up one of the entry level 6MP dSLR models with a basic kit lens for a bit over £300 now brand new (which is still outside of your budget).

Here in the U.S., there are a number of reputable vendors with good prices on used gear. Also, most tend to offer a short term warranty (typically 30 to 60 days).

My favorite vendors of used gear in the U.S. are http://www.keh.com and http://www.bhphotovideo.com (which will ship overseas). So, you may want to check out their used equipment listings to get a feel for what's available now. I'd probably lean towards a newer camera model if possible, versus an 8 year old model like the S1 Pro.

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get a nikon d 70 or 70s.there cheap second hand.these are real work horses.
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