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Dan78
12-09-2009, 21:42
After seeing some of the photo's on here. I now want an SLR. Can anyone give me some recommendations? Not bothered about digital, just has to be reasonably cheap.

Ta,

MartinJ
13-09-2009, 07:38
After seeing some of the photo's on here. I now want an SLR. Can anyone give me some recommendations? Not bothered about digital, just has to be reasonably cheap.

Ta,

You should be bothered about Digital, it's the only way to go, 99.9% of the pics posted on here are digital images.

If you want a 35mm film SLR you'll pick one up for next to nothing, people can't give them away today.

Buy this, you won't be disappointed it's a good entry level camera, (and that's all most of us need) :-

http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/nikon_d60/review.html

http://nikon-d60.co.uk/res/img/nikon-d60.jpg

Lee S
13-09-2009, 11:26
another vote for the D60, great entry level Dslr

Shrop
13-09-2009, 12:04
How much are you looking to spend? The budget Sony's are good. I'm dead chuffed with my A230.

Dan78
13-09-2009, 14:52
You should be bothered about Digital, it's the only way to go, 99.9% of the pics posted on here are digital images.

If you want a 35mm film SLR you'll pick one up for next to nothing, people can't give them away today.

Buy this, you won't be disappointed it's a good entry level camera, (and that's all most of us need) :-

http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/nikon_d60/review.html

http://nikon-d60.co.uk/res/img/nikon-d60.jpg

The reason I said I'm not bothered about Digital, is because I've got a Panasonic Lumix for my fish pictures. Just was looking at something to try and improve my photography. Any recommendations on 35mm SLR's?

Dan78
13-09-2009, 14:54
Haven't really thought about a budget, Shrop. Was just thinking if I can get some ideas off here and then have a look

Shrop
13-09-2009, 15:07
A good video review of the new Sony Alpha models. May give you a good idea of what to expect for the money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FloN9DLqIMY&feature=sub

I have a few friends with D40's and the old D40X, they've never had problems with them, I've had a play and they are really easy to use. I don't think you will go wrong with any of the budget D-SLRs from Canon, Nikon or Sony.

Dan78
13-09-2009, 15:18
Cheers Shrop, Just been reading a review on the D40...

Shrop
13-09-2009, 15:20
I don't think that the D40 is available any more. I think it has been discontinued, although you may be able to get hold of one. However, I may be wrong!

Wrighty
13-09-2009, 16:39
D60 all the way, love mine

Les_Paul
16-09-2009, 10:15
A D60 is a great choice, I think it has been discontinued so body only prices are softening on ebay

Lee S
17-09-2009, 12:23
a good place to check for prices is

http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/cat4.html

muddy
19-09-2009, 14:40
I've recently bought the Olympus E-520, I dont know why I waited so long to upgrade to digi SLR. One feature I like is the option of a 2 second delay between pressing the button on the remote and the picture being taken. Just long enough to manipulate the remote out of sight when doing self takes.

muddy
19-09-2009, 14:42
I bought the above new off Ebay as a 2 lense kit for 390 delivered if your still looking..

Psyclops
21-09-2009, 09:38
I've been in the digi age since christmas when my misses bought me a D60 easy to use for a novice like me and great pics.

My old SlR is a Nikon F6-E that is a great camera and no doubt you can pic them up for peanuts now.

TheRealTreeKid
21-09-2009, 19:24
just lookin on flea bay as i'm in the market for a new camera but not sure whether to spend a bit more money or go for a budget decent make compact say 100-150 quid. theres a d40 which my mate has an takes really good pics for 300 buy now or a d60 for 320. which is the better model?

walker
28-09-2009, 11:39
Looks like the D60 replaced the D40 so you should go with the D60

I've used a mates D90 and I was well impressed (being a Canon user).

Lee S
29-09-2009, 09:50
just lookin on flea bay as i'm in the market for a new camera but not sure whether to spend a bit more money or go for a budget decent make compact say 100-150 quid. theres a d40 which my mate has an takes really good pics for 300 buy now or a d60 for 320. which is the better model?

D60 all the way, if only for the anti dust shake thingy on the sensor. Plus its the newer model obviously, but the D40/D40x is still a very much loved body if you can get one at a bargain price.

carpchat
06-10-2009, 09:10
If you really on a budget pick up a second hand D50 or D70

spid3r
08-10-2009, 15:29
Nikon D90,
18-105 VR Lense,
70-300 VR Lense,both with high quality UV Filters,
Two spare batteries, Infrared Remote, 4 GB Memory card,
All cables,drivers,and Manuals,
Lowepro back pack,
Gittos tripod MTL 92510 +Verbon PH-157Q head,
Only one year old only used a few times as new condition,
selling due to i nead money for wifes funeral she passed away last
week.must collect please as dont trust post. going for 920 ono.
many thanks for looking.Must be cash if possible.

Benny_the_bream
08-10-2009, 19:31
Sorry to hear that mate.

porky
11-10-2009, 07:49
35mm film stock is as you say very high resolution

and if you bring 645 or 67 into the equation the differences are massive

also if you have hd tv see how many old films are now being shown in hd? - thats the quality of even old movies shot in 35mm

Tim_Kelly
11-10-2009, 08:11
hi dan i still use a 35mm film slr with 50mm lens. canon 3000v.. the quality is much better than digital as long as the camera man knows what there doing.

i carry a digi (g5 for self takes) also which is a bit of a pain..

ive been told that 35mm film is equivalent to 24 digital mega pixels.. i love film but nothing worse than getting it developed to see someone has cut half your head off.. alot of people i ask struggle with the old camera now..

what would be ideal is a dslr, portrait lens, with flip screen and remote

Olympus e 620

porky
11-10-2009, 10:52
hi dan i still use a 35mm film slr with 50mm lens. canon 3000v.. the quality is much better than digital as long as the camera man knows what there doing.

i carry a digi (g5 for self takes) also which is a bit of a pain..

ive been told that 35mm film is equivalent to 24 digital mega pixels.. i love film but nothing worse than getting it developed to see someone has cut half your head off.. alot of people i ask struggle with the old camera now..

what would be ideal is a dslr, portrait lens, with flip screen and remote

just had a look on fleabay as to what film cameras are now selling for

bloody hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mamiya RB67 and 645 inc lens and 120 back for less than 200

to get that quality in digital terms you would be talking thousands!

also just read a report on another forum about digital v 35mm quality

a 'consumer' level 35mm slr would need a digital in the thousands to compete on quality

they said typical 35mm with a decent lens and tripod was roughly equivalent to about 20 mega pixel (depending on film stock)

dropping down to about 14/16 mega pixel handheld etc

DIRTDEVIL
11-10-2009, 11:11
im lookin at the canon 500d slr rebel anyone got this?

Tim_Kelly
11-10-2009, 17:01
they said typical 35mm with a decent lens and tripod was roughly equivalent to about 20 mega pixel (depending on film stock)

dropping down to about 14/16 mega pixel handheld etc

Sounds like a typical know nothing journalist writing something to fill blank pages!

The resolution is the resolution regardless of tripods or lenses, and it doesn't drop if it's handheld. Resolution is what the film stock or digital sensor produces.

camber
07-12-2009, 21:02
I always myself liked the Fuji Reala 100 ASA in a print film.I tried a few different ones(kodak gold/ultra,superia etc) but Reala was the one i stuck with, and is still available i believe.

One of the biggest differences i noticed in my prints, was sending the film off to a Pro Lab. My favourite is Peak Imaging in Sheffield.Also i had so much better quality prints,over the usual high street chains.


Cheers.

colscat
07-01-2010, 21:49
i have a canon 450d its a cracking camera so the 500d will b just as good if not better, ide go for it