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Old 17-04-2017, 02:28 PM
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I'm looking at getting a dslr and at the moment I'm not sure to get the canon 1300d or the Nikon 3300
Can anybody advise what is better?
I would look at getting 2 lenses to start with so I got a bit of choice for close and long range
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Old 17-04-2017, 02:56 PM
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The Canon vs Nikon question is a bit like the Impreza STi vs Lancer Evo question or Ford vs Holden... just got to pick a side!!
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Old 18-04-2017, 01:13 AM
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The Canon vs Nikon question is a bit like the Impreza STi vs Lancer Evo question or Ford vs Holden... just got to pick a side!!
this

I went Canon as I'm familiar with them from childhood, Nikon's feel alien to me!
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Old 18-04-2017, 07:01 AM
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It's really down to personal preference I went out to but a Canon but found the grip was too small and the body too light to hold steady and comfortably so ended up with a Nikon, I also preferred the control layout with the double wheels on the Nikon which I found easier and more intuitive.

Just make sure you go to a 'proper' camera shop and have a good play with etc camera, ideally with battery fitted and free from any cables etc. to get a true feel of the camera in your hands.

Also consider the costs of the total set-up you plan to get, what std package lens do you get and how much will the additional lenses cost you - I have the std pack lens 35-135 zoom, a prime 50mm (indoor/portrait lens) and a image stabilised 70-400mm for long distance work - Ideally these should all be as low an aperture as possible to help speed and low light shooting.
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Old 18-04-2017, 07:10 AM
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As per above...

Laura and I were complete novices to DSLR cameras, but after using Rob's in Germany, we went Nikon D5300 - with standard 18-35mm lens and then a zoom lens to go with...

Maybe ask Olly - he seems a dab hand with a camera on here (official photographer)
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Old 18-04-2017, 07:18 AM
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Olly is using a Canon 1200D with an 18-55, 55-250 both IS and a 50mm low aperture.

Sammy has just got a Canon 1300D.
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Old 18-04-2017, 07:31 AM
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Just to add - I'm still using a D80 which must be getting on 10 years old now!
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Old 18-04-2017, 11:45 AM
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This snap taken with Canon 550d with a 75-200 L Series Lens.

IMG_6005 by Ginola!, on Flickr

This same lens/camera combo

IMG_6410 by Ginola!, on Flickr


few more on flickr (should give you camera/lens used info
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These are the Ines I'm deciding between.
Wifi to phone would be a bonus, but not 100% essential
http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...8015/show.html
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Http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...7316/show.html
I was crossing these 2 as a start just due to having another lenses out was a start to try.
Unless anybody else has some suggestions.
I would be looking at some sporting shots ( maybe cars on a track) and perhaps some family days out ( zoos etc as a starting point )
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Personally I would buy the body and 18-55 package and get a Canon lense instead of the Tamaron.
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Check out these guys:

http://www.wexphotographic.com
https://www.calphoto.co.uk

I get all my kit from either of these two.
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So something like throw would be a good starting point
http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...2361/show.html
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Just make sure you go to a 'proper' camera shop and have a good play with etc camera, ideally with battery fitted and free from any cables etc. to get a true feel of the camera in your hands.
This! I have used Park Cameras for the majority of my camera purchases, though they are based in Burgess Hill so that might be a bit of a trek for you.

As others have already said, I would spend a bit more and go for the package with all genuine lenses rather than the Tamron ones. I am still using the original Canon lens kit (18-55 and 55-250) that came with my first DSLR and both lenses are still going strong!
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This! I have used Park Cameras for the majority of my camera purchases, though they are based in Burgess Hill so that might be a bit of a trek for you.
+1 for Park Cameras, decent sized showroom and you can try them all out to see how you feel with them in your hands.

Helps that I live about 30 seconds from them too
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+1 for Park Cameras, decent sized showroom and you can try them all out to see how you feel with them in your hands.

Helps that I live about 30 seconds from them too
They majorly got me out of the crap when I had a problem with my last camera so, even though they aren't the closest camera shop to me, I always deal with them now.
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Old 19-04-2017, 08:41 PM
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Thanks guys, so the last linkninout up is prob a good starting point ( subject to trying camera etc)
Been meaning to try years ago but always spent the money on other things ( the Scoobies mainly which I am now thinking if selling or breaking)
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Old 13-05-2017, 09:30 PM
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Well a canon 750d came up cheap just i time for my nieces wedding so I grabbed and although I haven't really used it yet I managed to get a few pics of the wedding
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Here is a couple of vehicles I arranged for her.
Perfect for trying the camera for the first time
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Superb looking mustang
And pics came out well
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Old 14-05-2017, 08:04 AM
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Thankyou.
Yes I wouldn't mind it that mustang myself
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+1 on the Mustang, although my Harry is drooling over the cab
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+1 on the Mustang, although my Harry is drooling over the cab
Yes both nice
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If you are still in doubt, then you should definitely read this article fixthephoto.com/blog/tech-tips/relonch-camera-review.html
Maybe this will help you decide, though I'm inclined to think that this is an option for most beginners
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Good afternoon.
It's so good to find such a useful topic.
Thanks for sharing.
Good luck
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^^^ Obvious spam account right there. SES you're slippin'.
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No - we just ignored it
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