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kapscarper
15-04-2010, 22:02
help me people!! dont know what to get

Yidcarper
15-04-2010, 23:14
something with a lens and viewfinder :D

fishforfish
16-04-2010, 09:37
its got to be some sort of cannon

tadpole
16-04-2010, 09:41
Or Nikon....


Regards Tad.

Mr_Bump
16-04-2010, 10:02
its got to be some sort of cannon
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/Cannon_pic.jpg

Excellent reach but not so good on close ups.

fishforfish
16-04-2010, 10:52
is that your camra didnt know they made them like that these days :lol:

Duck Billed Hedgehog
16-04-2010, 11:05
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/Cannon_pic.jpg

Excellent reach but not so good on close ups.
I bet Masons has one of those already :lol:

MartinJ
16-04-2010, 11:36
http://www.parkcameras.com/12663/Nikon-D3000---18-55mm-VR.html

Look no further

Sam32
16-04-2010, 12:46
Hi lads,

Just had a look at that Nikon d3000. Does look good. Does it haver live view? I dont think it does. I was looking at some cameras the other day as im also in the market.

What would you guys recommend? looking for something which has auto focus in live view. Would prefer Nikon but will look at cannon. (sorry to hijack the thread. I might start a new thread)

Cheers

tuggers
16-04-2010, 19:02
get a second hand nikon d70 or d80. MUCH better build quality. look on ebay ;-)

kapscarper
16-04-2010, 21:54
Hi lads,

Just had a look at that Nikon d3000. Does look good. Does it haver live view? I dont think it does. I was looking at some cameras the other day as im also in the market.

What would you guys recommend? looking for something which has auto focus in live view. Would prefer Nikon but will look at cannon. (sorry to hijack the thread. I might start a new thread)

Cheers

No dont start a new one, i welcome the information to

Les_Paul
16-04-2010, 23:47
No dont start a new one, i welcome the information to


D3000 is a good camera but if you can go a few quid extra the D5000 is by far the better performer, the image quality and noise handling is equal to the D300 a camera costing 3 times as much. It also has an 11 point version of the D300 AF and it works very well indeed.

I mention the D5000 because you may quickly outgrow the D3000

Sam32
20-04-2010, 15:14
Thanks for the reply mate. Does it have a live view mode you can shoot from? With auto focus in live view?

Cheers

wonkypod
21-04-2010, 09:34
I've got a nikon d70s comes complete with camera bag 5 filters including polarising filter sigma 28-135 lense remote for self take shots box with instructions and cd only selling due to upgrade cracking camera pm me for more details if interested

Les_Paul
21-04-2010, 14:42
Thanks for the reply mate. Does it have a live view mode you can shoot from? With auto focus in live view?

Cheers

Yes has live view AF and video modes. Live view can AF with different settings like AFC or face detection.

Sam32
23-04-2010, 12:46
Les_Paul, thanks for the info you certainly know your stuff. Ive got my old man on my back (who likes his cameras) telling me to get the D90 as he feels it is far superior.
Im not sure if its going to be waisted money going for the D90 over the D5000 as im unsure if i would need all the extras that it offers.

Would you say the D90 is by far superior? Or would i be able to get the same quality shots from the D5000? I do prefer the feel of the D90 in my hands but cant or dont want to justify spending the extra cash.

Any info comparing these two would be great. I would manly be taking fishing shots (obviously) but would love to start taking some of the more adventurous shots as seen in th Digital Photo Thread.

Cheers mate

Les_Paul
24-04-2010, 09:44
Les_Paul, thanks for the info you certainly know your stuff. Ive got my old man on my back (who likes his cameras) telling me to get the D90 as he feels it is far superior.
Im not sure if its going to be waisted money going for the D90 over the D5000 as im unsure if i would need all the extras that it offers.

Would you say the D90 is by far superior? Or would i be able to get the same quality shots from the D5000? I do prefer the feel of the D90 in my hands but cant or dont want to justify spending the extra cash.

Any info comparing these two would be great. I would manly be taking fishing shots (obviously) but would love to start taking some of the more adventurous shots as seen in th Digital Photo Thread.

Cheers mate

Yes the D90 is superior but only in features and possibly handling rather than image quality. You will not see any difference in the image quality between the two as they share much of the same internals, sensor, AF and multi cam are the same as is the overall cameras burst rates and speed. What the D90 has is a better LCD rear screen and a top plate LCD, plus one or two other features which you might find are not so critical for general photography.

More importantly if you want to use the older screw driven Nikorr AF lenses the D90 can auto focus them whereas the D5000 cannot. If your only going to use the newer AFS lenses then this is not an issue. The D5000 will manual focus with the older ones but not auto focus. This could be the decider.

Both are very decent cameras. The D90 by default is superior and has more of a semi pro feel about it with extra buttons on the casing for certain things, but in terms of IQ and basic speeds and capability the D5000 matches the D90. In the end it could come down to how they handle? One criticism I have of D5000 is how easy it is to knock the AF point to the right middle position unintentionally, but other than that no other complaints.

I would say if its your first DSLR, then go for D5000 and use the cash saved towards some quality glass or a dedicated flash. The D5000 will deliver fantastic images and that is proven, like all the modern Nikons it handles noise superby and the reduction levels are adjustable which is a added bonus. There is more than enough about this camera for an intermediate shooter and it will serve you well.

Hope this helps

Sam32
24-04-2010, 10:45
Top man- thank you for that info you realy have helped big time! Like i said before, you really do know your stuff and i think i will go for the d5000 to start with unless the old man wants to make up the rest for the d90!:lol:

Thanks again mate

pottsville
25-04-2010, 17:55
Lumix G1 for me, love mine and seen them for 350 in jessops

kapscarper
26-04-2010, 08:23
yeah the lumix g1 is 450 but at the moment jessops are doing it for 350, pottsville what setting do you have yours on?