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Old Sep 2, 2007, 5:53 AM   #1
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What should I buy?:?
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Old Sep 2, 2007, 6:29 AM   #2
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What should I buy?:?
This is like asking "What kind of chair should I buy?"

What are you looking for in a camera?
How will you use it?
What types of photos do you want to take?
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Old Sep 2, 2007, 11:51 AM   #3
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Dear Sir/ Madam



Last year I graduated in film making specialising in cinematography, I have since become a keen photographer with my 35mm Nikon camera and now wish to create a portfolio, do some work experience with freelance photographers and will soon be doing some no paid journalism work.



I am looking to get together a semi pro kit, I generally like landscape/ wildlife photography but would also like it for events I also like cameras to be lightweight. Over the weeks I have been plodding through so many sites and am very confused with them all. So far I have in mind a choice of 5 my price range for the camera is between 500 – 700 and am aiming at around 1,000 -2,000 for my whole set up.



So far I have in mind:



Cannon 400D

Cannon 350D

Cannon 30D



Nikon D200

Nikon D80



Could you please give me any information on what I should be looking for or any helpful hints in general.



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What should I buy?:?
This is like asking "What kind of chair should I buy?"

What are you looking for in a camera?
How will you use it?
What types of photos do you want to take?
That takes good pictures

To take pictures

Types with people in them - maybe animals too
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Types with people in them - maybe animals too
Are the people far away or close up?
Are the people indoors or outdoors?
Are the people doing something or are they standing or sitting still?
Are the animals pets or wild animals?
Are the animals in the wild or in Zoos?

Can you post an example of the kinds of pictures you want to take?
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Dear Sir/ Madam
Last year I graduated in film making specialising in cinematography, I have since become a keen photographer with my 35mm Nikon camera and now wish to create a portfolio, do some work experience with freelance photographers and will soon be doing some no paid journalism work.
I am looking to get together a semi pro kit, I generally like landscape/ wildlife photography but would also like it for events I also like cameras to be lightweight. Over the weeks I have been plodding through so many sites and am very confused with them all. So far I have in mind a choice of 5 my price range for the camera is between 500 – 700 and am aiming at around 1,000 -2,000 for my whole set up.
So far I have in mind:
Cannon 400D
Cannon 350D
Cannon 30D
Nikon D200
Nikon D80
Could you please give me any information on what I should be looking for or any helpful hints in general.
Yours sincerely
Nicholas Blyth


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Old Sep 2, 2007, 6:44 PM   #7
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Well, Nik-

That is no problem at at all. Go with the Canon XTi/400D or the Canon 20D/3oD/40D.

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Types with people in them - maybe animals too
Are the people far away or close up?
Are the people indoors or outdoors?
Are the people doing something or are they standing or sitting still?
Are the animals pets or wild animals?
Are the animals in the wild or in Zoos?

Can you post an example of the kinds of pictures you want to take?
People are far away and close up

People are indoors and outdoors

People are doing something and standing and sitting still

The animals are pets and wild animals

The animals are in the wild and the zoo.
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Go to Officemax to buy a Sony DSC-H2 for $200. It has a 12X zoom lens, powerful bulit-in flash, anti-shake, rechargeable AA batteries and charger. This 6 mega pixel camera is highly regarded by many test sites including this one. It's worth taking a look!
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Well, you can get a camera that can do everything adequately, or you can get a camera that can do everything well.

How much money do you have to spend?
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