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What Is A Good Camera To Buy  
User currently offlineAileron11 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 183 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7151 times:

Can someone tell me what is a good camera to buy for beginners. I would like to start a new hobby in photographing airplanes. Aviation always been interest of mine. On this A.net a lot of good pictures kind sparked my interest in photographing airplanes.


Jersey Lou
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User currently offlineAdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7147 times:

my old digital rebel  Wink

User currently offlineAileron11 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7143 times:

Are you trying to funny!


Jersey Lou
User currently offlineMartinairyyz From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7143 times:

I reckon this would be a great place to begin!



 Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile


Being more serious....a Digital Rebel if you have $700us for the kit, or a digital compact if you don't have the money.



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User currently offlineAileron11 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7141 times:

Hey, that looks like a good one were can I buy it and how much is it,


Jersey Lou
User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7138 times:

Quoting Aileron11 (Reply 4):
Hey, that looks like a good one were can I buy it and how much is it,

You can find it at http://www.toyscamp.com/viewproduct.asp?productId=SG7401049 Ôîð îíëú $14.99... à great price, it has audio capabilities too!



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7133 times:

www.dpreview.com is a good place to start.

Take a look at all the camera reviews and side-by-side comparisons and then once you've narrowed down your price range, etc come back and we can help you better decide.


User currently offlineN314AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7132 times:

If you want digital.....Canon is the one. They have various great products.
I would recommend something above a Rebel but less than the top model
(too expensive) for serious photogs. I have a 10D and it has served well. I will upgrade in the future. Nikon guys tell you that Canon is plastic junk....but just look at ANY sporting and news event......I only see Canon.

Of course......BASIC PHOTGRAPHY RULES STILL APPLY IN DIGITAL... Full frame, lighting, slower speeds for prop aircraft, etc. Those that buy a digital and then crop the shot to make it look full frame, lose on the resolution on the photo......so if you buy good resolution, use it for what it is worth regardless of model.

Joe F


User currently offlineAileron11 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7119 times:

Hey everyone thanks for all that info it looks like I am going for the canon powershot S1IS. I forgot to tell you guys that I work at EWR should get a lot of practice taking pictures there.


Jersey Lou
User currently offlineKukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7080 times:

Quoting Martinairyyz (Reply 3):
a Digital Rebel if you have $700us for the kit

Throw in that much again for a lens with enough reach. Funny how often people forget the lenses when recommending DSLRs.



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User currently offlineDrew757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7031 times:

I am just about to buy the canon rebel XT, but I am having a hard time choosing the color. Which color would you guys recommended, black or silver?

User currently offlineCMD777300ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7026 times:

Quote:
am just about to buy the canon rebel XT, but I am having a hard time choosing the color. Which color would you guys recommended, black or silver?

I like the black. It looks professional.


User currently offlineGPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7011 times:
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Quoting CMD777300ER (Reply 11):
I like the black. It looks professional.

But does the silver look better with a white 'L' glass lens, than a black body?  Smile

Best regards,

Jim



Erm, is this thing on?
User currently offlineFlyingZacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6997 times:

Quoting CMD777300ER (Reply 11):
I like the black. It looks professional.

Better to have professional looking photos than just the camera.

Cheers,
Sebastian



Canon 40D + 24-70 f/2.8 L + 70-200 f/4 L + Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6999 times:

Quoting Aileron11 (Thread starter):
Can someone tell me what is a good camera to buy for beginners

I've replied this in another topics but let's say again.. Consider two options:
1. DSLR because are the best types of cameras for digital av. photography but mind about the price.. The problem is not the body, IS the lens.. Canon builds the best pro lenses ( L series... with/grey color..) but the amount of money you have to spend is quite considerable.. One of the best all around lenses is the 100-400 IS L but price goes about 1000$ I think....
2. Compact cameras with some good, very good cameras. Here you can't change lenses but some of the have a nice telephoto. A good example is this: http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...2&cachePartner=7000000000000005702
The optics are brillant and the zoom is quite good, enough for av. photography and half price considering a DSLR...

Hope that helps

Enrique


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6972 times:
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Quoting Mygind66 (Reply 14):
A good example is this: http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...2&cachePartner=7000000000000005702
The optics are brillant and the zoom is quite good, enough for av. photography and half price considering a DSLR...

The website doesn't say it's a DSLR. Is it actually one or not? It seems like a good deal, considering it has a 420mm equivalent!

I was so close to buying a camera last week and my mom went nuts about how there is NO way she's going to let me spend 600 dollars on a camera when I've never had my own camera before!

TIS



www.stellaryear.com: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 5DMkII, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Canon 24-70 2.8L II, Canon 100mm 2.8L, Canon 100-4
User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6961 times:

TIS..

Sorry for that error, the comparison is between DSLR cameras with interchangeable lenses and what I said 'compacts' being this Panasonic a digital one but a SLR (single lens reflex) too...

Enrique


User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6900 times:

For those that may be interested, Canon are offering a cash back of £100 or €150 on the 20D. I bought mine earlier this month and sent away the forms for the cash back, and just under two weeks after sending the forms away I have my cash back paid directly into my account. It was very easy to do and the online filling in form ensures that you fill it incorrectly, print it off and then post it. In other words with the cash back you can get a 20D body for £799.

Take care

Fergul  sun 



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User currently offlineKukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6882 times:

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 17):
For those that may be interested, Canon are offering a cash back of £100 or €150 on the 20D.

Bought from where? Any UK shop?



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6875 times:

Quoting Kukkudrill (Reply 18):
Bought from where? Any UK shop?

Yes but EU as well, just check their site and you will see all the countries that qualify for it. I bought mine in the UK but sent the forms to an address in Ireland and still got my cash back, However I think in spain they will only send a cheque, wire transfer is not possible, not sure why.

Take care

Fergul  sun 



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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6837 times:

I've got a Fuji Finepix S5500 (S5200 in the US) and it's great for the price. I got it for £175 including rechargeable battery set. Have a look here.

Here are some photos I've taken with it:

http://tomcollins.deviantart.com/gallery

Great for beginners who aren't willing or able to shell out on a DSLR, but want something packed with features.


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6811 times:

Why in gods name is there 3 + of the first replies telling a beginner to get a DSLR?

User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6796 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 21):
Why in gods name is there 3 + of the first replies telling a beginner to get a DSLR?

Thats right, Beginner is the main word there. A beginner is not for the life of them going to get the hang of a DSLR.

Decent point and shoot for starts. You have to learn to crawl before you can walk.


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6780 times:

Quoting Eadster (Reply 22):

Decent point and shoot for starts. You have to learn to crawl before you can walk.

You have to learn to swim before you jump off the deep end.


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6775 times:
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Ah, but here's another dilemma. They now have Point-and-Shoot DSLR's like the Kodak Easyshare Z740 (which I am going to buy) and Fuji one listed above. They have 370mm equivalent zoom, which is just awesome, and have pretty fast continuous shooting. Looks like a deal. The Kodak is only 264 dollars, which is not bad.

TIS



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25 LuckyEddie : Why on earth? My first camera was an SLR and I did not feel as though it was way ahead of me at all. The settings and principals are exactly the same
26 JeffM : Why handicap someone learning to crawl by giving them a point and shoot? Shooting pictures of airplanes isn't brain surgery, either is using an SLR,
27 GPHOTO : Agreed, in some respects. I think the biggest obstacle for a beginner is not whether they will grasp the basics of using a DSLR, but whether they can
28 Post contains links and images Fergulmcc : Oh for goodness sake Eric, He's a beginner so therefore he's not allowed to have a DSLR??? You make it sound like he has no brain. You can still lear
29 DLKAPA : That's not at all what I'm saying. Of course you can learn basic camera functions with a DSLR as with any camera that has manual control over Apertur
30 Post contains images Fergulmcc : Point taken! Then a middle of the road camera should be a good starting point as sometime a point and shoot camera can be more frustrating than anyht
31 DLKAPA : Yeah I don't get it, lately this week I've had some pretty lanky insomnia. It's like 2am right now and I have a 2 hour lecture class at 8am.
32 Post contains images Fergulmcc : Knowing your luck you'll be fast asleep in the class, I've nearly done that! Take care Fergul    Have you tried the Dr.?? Dr. Jack Daniels [Edited
33 Willo : This is exactly the route I took. I bought an Olympus C750 in 2004, partly because I had a trip to India later in the year and partly because I wante
34 Post contains images JeffM : ? It can still take photos of mundane things like your family, friends, scenery.... Junk like that. And the 100-400L makes a great portrait lens. It'
35 Post contains images Fergulmcc : He can always sell it, that type of camera will hold it's value a lot more than a point and shoot. Take care Fergul
36 Post contains images DLKAPA : I was barely able to hold my own, dozed off a few times but came back in the end
37 Post contains images Flyfisher1976 : A r e a l l y good camera for anyone to purchase would be a Rebel XT and 100-400L (My Rig)
38 TACAA320 : Mine is silver, because when I bought it in Panama, the black one was not available at the store. I must admit that I like the black more, but rememb
39 TACAA320 : Also consider the D50, D70 and D70s from Nikon.
40 INNflight : Who on earth says this is necessary? Not true that you have to learn with a P & S. As Jeff said, why limiting yourself? So it doesn't make sense to b
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