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Old 24-11-09, 10:30 AM   #1
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Need some recommendations for a digital slr i fancy having a play and start a new hobbie.

Think my budget is 300 to 350. been doing some research, thinking of maybe trying to get a eos 450d on ebay or something

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Old 24-11-09, 12:28 PM   #2
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Yeah, I would think that would be a good buy. I've had a 400D for quite a while now and think it's a great peice of kit.
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Old 24-11-09, 01:40 PM   #3
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Been having a look about over the last couple of days, think i might get a second hand canon 450d or 1000d depending on the price
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Old 24-11-09, 02:14 PM   #4
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Keep an eye on the Canon Outlet Shop on eBay.

This is Canon themselves, I believe everything comes with a warrenty and such. I've found quite a few bargains on there.
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Old 24-11-09, 04:39 PM   #5
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I could have a Canon 20D available with 18-55mm IS lens + Tiffen CPL filter. Comes with 1GB Jessops CF card, battery, charger, strap, no box but have got a shoulder bag you can have. I've also got some CDs with various bits of Canon software on it, but don't really know what they do as non seem to work on Vista 64bit.
Took it on my recent 2month trip to New Zealand, during which I got the sensor cleaned professionally, so it's spotless.
The camera has had approximately 13,000 shutter actuations, which for a camera of this age is pretty good going. The shutters are rated up to about 100,000 actuations, so there's plenty of life left in it!

Could do it all for 325 inc postage.


I chose this as opposed to the 350D or 400D as the reviews from each made the 20D's button and setting system sound that much easier to use than the xxxD series.
The 20D has an extra LCD screen on the top of the camera that deals with all of the shot settings, which means you don't have to go diving into the main menu system to find them all.
As a beginner myself I found this very useful in learning how each thing affected the photo as it was so simple to swap between settings.


Got my eye on a 40D at the moment on another forum, so if you're interested let me know so I can grab it before someone else.
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Old 26-11-09, 03:53 PM   #6
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Thanks for the offer.

Thanks to the canon outlet on ebay i picked up a refurbished eos 1000d with IS lens for 290
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Sounds like a good buy to me.

I keep wondering about getting a new Ixus from Cannon outlet. I only bought the Lumix TZ5 as it had 10x optical zoom for Wembley, but since I've now been able to take my 400D in, maybe I'll switch back to Canon. I prefer the Ixus, if nothing else for its dinky size
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Surely thats the point of having the 2 you can go out with the little one in your pocket and snap away, but when you want to do some more serious stuff you have the canon.
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Yes, but Wembley rules state any camera you can change the lens isn't allowed in. But they allowed it in...

Before, I didn't think I could, so I got the Lumix, but that's a bit too big for 'pocket size'.
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Happened to me last year, Didn't take my 350D because I wasn't sure if I was allowed and then some guy near me pulled out a Nikon or something so I took it this year.
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