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Old Jul 23, 2010, 4:15 PM   #181
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Congrats Coolpc on your new DSLR. Christmas in July!..

Looking forward to seeing your pictures,
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 4:48 PM   #182
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Well took about 30 odd pics tonight, indoors of my daughter. Awesome is the only word to use. Very pleased with the camera even though i have a mountain to learn.

Will be out with wife on sat and sunday before we have a week off next week and go on hols here and there. I will try to post a pic or 2 on here if i can.

Again, thanks all for you strong patience and help. It has been tough for me to decide but with not a lot of money to spend as money is very tight at the moment i am glad i went with the Canon. Budget has been very tight and expenses are such that i could not venture over the 400 much.

I just wanted to make sure that my first DSLR was the right one.

Thanks guys and Gals
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 9:18 AM   #183
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Well took about 30 odd pics tonight, indoors of my daughter. Awesome is the only word to use. Very pleased with the camera even though i have a mountain to learn.
That's a pretty good start. Most people will struggle a bit when
making the transition from P&S to DSLR. If you are happy
on day-one, you are doing better than most of us.
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 9:30 AM   #184
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You are getting along well, koolpc-

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Old Jul 24, 2010, 9:36 AM   #185
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Thanks people. Yea, already looking to get a good zoom etc etc.
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 11:20 AM   #186
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The canon 55-250mm lens has good reviews, IS, and is liked by most folks, myself included.

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Old Jul 24, 2010, 11:39 AM   #187
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for general photography, the ef-s 55-250 is the one I would pic for a low cost zoom. It is the sharpest one of the lot, better then the ef 75-300, and the tamron and sigma 70-300mm
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 4:37 PM   #188
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 3:33 PM   #189
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Update guys:

Don't cry!!!

Right, managed to get my money back on the 1000D as i 'was' going to by my mates 550D. (Went off the 1000D as it was slow.)

Today, i get a call off of him. His daughter knocked the camera out of his hand while she was running down the stairs. Suffice to say, it bounced to the bottom and landed on his concrete hallway floor (In the process of extending house).

The lens decided to break off of the camera and now it rattles like a load of glass in a tin can! He is gutted, i am gutted! He is going to try to claim off of house insurance.

Anyway, this leaves me without a CAMERA!!

We are on hols now and i am using my netbook to type this. My mate was supposed to be bringing me the camera tonight as i am at a caravan park where he is coming to stay with his family.

So, back to square one.

Obvioulsy i can't afford a new 550D. I returned the 1000D which i thought was great but now not sure what to do!

My wife says i should just buy the Pentax K-x as it does HD video recording thus saving buying a cam. The A450 is still at 299 at the local comet store.

I have ordered a good SDHC card, a good exposure help book and a rocket blower! All i need now is the blooming camera!! lol

So guys.

Pentax K-x (Which my mate has been asking about) or

A450.

I like the live view and HD recording of the Pentax. Don't care about the non lit AF points.

A450 has good reviews and is only 299.

Dare i say it, Help!!
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If you are caught up with the AF point get the sony, and give up on the HD. But the K-x is a better buy. With way more features.

But I would listen to the wife, if she wants HD. Get a HD camera.
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