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You Pick: A 300D And Lens Or A Trip To Australia..  
User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3800 times:

If you had $1600 Canadian and you sould choose either a 300D+ regular lens and a 75-300, or a trip to Australia with lodgin and food paid, what would you choose? Think that if you spend it, it will take another 6 months to earn it again.


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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3781 times:

Australia. Because what you really want is a 20D and a lens and it is more than that. How often do you get to go to Australia?

User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3777 times:

Not once yet, but I want to go next summer vacation (though it'll be winter than  Sad)


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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3772 times:

How about a 20D, 100-400, AND a trip to AMS. Costing me dearly.


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineDraigonair From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

haha Go3Team thats the spirit  Smile how did u like AMS with ur new equipment?

I think i would go to AUSY!

cheers

Nick



cheers
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

Draigonair:
I leave for London on the 19th, and have a side trip to AMS from the 23rd-26th. I'll let you know when I get back.  Smile



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3733 times:

All these damm DSLR's and their lower prices..
An influx of photographers who now shoot with top quality SLR's with relative ease. It was something unheard of only a few years ago. I still hope to save up for one someday as it is also catching a tempting grip on me.

If I were you, I would scrap the DSLR and lens combo and go down to Austrailia. YOu can't beat the glory around the beaches of Sydney and its famous harbours and nightlife. If you currently shoot with a regular SLR and have a decent telephoto lens..
I think you shoudl be alright. Or save a few hundred more and buy the lens only and then go on the trip.

my two cents.



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineJavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

I'd rather live that own. Australia!!!

j



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

Oka all the way!  Big grin
Spencer.



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User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 351 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3684 times:

Credit cards are great... In October 2003 I picked up a 300D and then a week later found myself in Australia using it, because you need a decent camera to capture the beauty of Oz  Smile .




James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

Australia isn't made out of plastic.


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User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3674 times:
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Go for Australia. Watch for a DSLR price slump later this year or 2006.

FB.



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User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

I think I'd go both.....

I've been back and forth all days moving my stuff from house to house.
I've passed the Harbour Bridge and Opera House about 3 times today, and I'm sure it only cost $5 in fuel  Big grin

But seriously, if you're coming down to Australia..... it's a very big place and so far from Europe. You have to do it seriously. Some spotting, some sightseeing.

Area wise, it's roughly the same size as mainland USA or continental Europe.
A short drive here is a 3 hour drive from Sydney to Canberra. A flight from Sydney to Perth (East to West) is around 5 hours. A flight from Hobart to Darwin (South to North) is over 5 hours.

As I've said before, I can help anyone with both.

Expect prices for hotels and food to be cheaper than Europe, but the Australian dollar is getting quite strong against the USD (not sure of effect against Euro).

Glenn Stewart



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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3668 times:

get the camera, Australia won't run away and if you do come down here for spotting at another time your going to need a camera to take the photo's with!

 Smile



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User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

I was faced with this decision back in 2003. I ended up going to Australia and using my parent's Olympus C-740. Unfortunately for me, I didn't get to do any actual spotting while I was there. For me, Australia was well worth it and I look forward to going back.

Tim



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User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

Monty's got a point. Australia's not going anywhere in a hurry (the country that is  Big grin).

If you do end up heading over Monty's way (Perth), make sure you go in winter. It doesn't matter how good your camera is.... heat haze is heat haze.
Perth to heat haze is like L.A. to smog....

Isn't that right Monty  Big grin



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User currently offlineMNeo From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

Go to OZ. The camera is only good until the next model comes out then "its out dated". If you dont go now there wount be many other chances where you have $1600 to spend on a vacation. Plus when you go there its ont OZ that you can visit but NZ is a 1 hour flight.

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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3553 times:

Perth to heat haze is like flies to shit, to bad it's pretty crap for spotting over here, but you can always go to the beach and do some spotting of the female kind!  Big grin


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User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3544 times:

MNeo,

Thanks for mentioning New Zealand.
Folks, if you're coming to Australia - then New Zealand is also a MUST!!!

Hire a car on the South Island of New Zealand, and do a complete round trip (You'll have to go back again, because you can either do Mount Cook or go further down south - hard to do both).

Regarding the hour flight....

It's a short flight, but it's 3 hours - not 1 hour  Big grin
But New Zealand is closer to Sydney than Perth is!

Perth * ---------- 4/5 hours ----------* Sydney

Sydney * ----- 3 hours ----- * Auckland


Glenn



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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3547 times:

lot's of social freaks in NZ, beware! that's why most flock to Australia Embarrassment


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User currently offlineMAS A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Australia. because canon sucks  Smile

User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3493 times:

MAS A330,

Do I detect a change of topics there?
Best not  Big grin (Says the Canon supporter)

Glenn



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