MartinairYYZ 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.
BO__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.
Glennstewart 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
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).
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...
TWAMD-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.
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MNeo 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.