BradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3263 times:
Right now I am using a Canon IXUS 50 which I am selling. I am after a camera which has consistant quality evan when zoom is used. I have a bugdet of around 250GBP. Which camera can you guys recomend to me? Please bear in mind I am oly 16 and still at school!
I am of the opinion that if you are going to be in this hobby for the long haul and you should just get a DSLR. In the long run it will be better than buying a point and shoot and then a DSLR. Save a little more money and you can get a D50 which takes great pics and gives you much more versatility. Then you can save for zooms and such.
Did a search on yahoo and the D50 is in the $700US price range. A little more with the kit. I don't believe in buying used equipment so I would save up some more money and try to get a DSLR in that range. You will be able to learn all the functions of the camera and how to take good pics. Then save up more and get the 200 or 300 zoom and your ready for the big time!
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3181 times:
If you're going for DSLR, you probably have enough money to go in on a used Canon D30 or D60, but remember you will have to buy lenses, and that can get expensive.
The other option is a point and shoot with fully manual as an option and a good zoom, I'd suggest something in the Olympus Camedia line, the C740Z and C750Z I've heard great things about, and both can put out some nice images. Olympus doesn't produce them anymore, you'll find them on e-bay as well.
LukasMako From Austria, joined Feb 2006, 88 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3172 times:
I am also 16 and I have the D50 and using it with the Nikkor 70-300mm G.
In Germany, Austria and Szitzerland you can get the D50 Body a bit more than 500€ and the Lense for just 175€.
They are both good value for money ...
If your in the UK check out Amazon.
Here is a screenshot I which I made with my D50 and the Nikkor lense at VIE ...
The cheapest D50 kit in the UK is over 420GBP, if you go for a body and 70-300 you are looking at nearly 500GBP - twice budget, and that's without memory cards and all of the other peripherals that suddenly become essential.
Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 4): The other option is a point and shoot with fully manual as an option and a good zoom, I'd suggest something in the Olympus Camedia line, the C740Z and C750Z I've heard great things about, and both can put out some nice images. Olympus doesn't produce them anymore, you'll find them on e-bay as well.
I started out in digital with a C750UZ, the first 400 or so of my pictures on here were taken with it, before deciding that I had been bitten once again by the photography bug. Only then did I decide that I could justify the expense of a DSLR. I still love the Olympus - I was always have it with me when I'm out on my bike and can't carry the big kit around and it's the one I take on holiday. It also taught me the basics of photography to the point that I felt confident enough to move on.
For someone at school and on a budget I would think a point and shoot the better route to take. Who know's what you'll want to do when you leave school - females may turn out to be far more fun than airplanes
Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6225 posts, RR: 11 Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3114 times:
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Can/would anyone recommend the Canon Powershot S2-IS?
- 12x optical zoom
Focal Length 6.0-72.0mm (35mm film equivalent: 36-432mm)
- Optical Image Stabiliser
- Ultra Sonic Motor
- 5.0 Megapixels
- Extensive movie functions
- DIGIC II, iSAPS, FlexiZone AF/AE, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
- 18 shooting modes, with My Colors
- Range of accessories
- 1.8" vari-angle LCD
- PictBridge compatible
All for £309 at digitaldepot.co.uk. Not too far above your budget. Any birthdays on the horizon??
Lens and MP wise it looks like all you need. And it has image stabilisation
On top of this you'll need memory cards, batteries, etc, etc.
Linco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 17 Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3106 times:
Hope you're well, how did the trip to MAN go for you? Hope my directions didnt get you lost?
Anyway, I have a friend who has the S2 IS and it produces great images for the price. If you can get the £450 odd go for the Nikon D50 with the kit lens. Remember that the 55mm on the kit lens will get you nice side ons at MAN! then you can save for a decent telezoom. If money is an issue, then aim for the Canon S2 IS. Great camera for the money. I had the Minolta Dimage Z2 before I got my 350D and it was a good camera. The newer versions of this, the Z5/Z6 are worth a look too. Hope this helps
I was thinking that if I sell my IXUS 50 on ebay as they are going for around 120GBP, I then draw the extra 230 or so out of the bank I am still kind of within my budget but what do you guys think about that 300D?
Thanks for all of your replys guys keep them coming
Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6225 posts, RR: 11 Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3032 times:
Quoting BradWray (Reply 13): I was thinking that if I sell my IXUS 50 on ebay as they are going for around 120GBP, I then draw the extra 230 or so out of the bank I am still kind of within my budget but what do you guys think about that 300D?
Great camera, just don't count on the price on ebay being £350 in another 4 hours....
I switched to a S2 IS last October and my acceptance rate here at airliners.net has risen from 25-30% to 64% and its still rising. I personally like the S2 IS because it is very compact and light, unlike DSLRs. I carry it in a fanny pack, with spare batteries and memory cards. The S2 IS is great for shooting "portraits", but I am still working on mastering shooting action shots. It produces sharp, well exposed images with very little noise. The flip-out LCD screen is very handy for shooting over fences.
BradWray has about $436 to work with. Checking Google Froogle, I find that you can probably buy a S2 IS for this amount of money.
BradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
The S2 IS has been recomended to me on numerous occasions since I posted this forum and it is one of the options I am realy considering. I recently had a great email of Jim Groom who used the S2 IS-thanks a lot for that email Jim!
So are D-SLR's not needed for good zoom and consistant quality? Thanks guys keep posting!
LukasMako From Austria, joined Feb 2006, 88 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3002 times:
Buying a used EOS 300D on ebay is not as easy as it seems.
The fact that ebay is only for 18+ year olds is the first problem.
And the second one is that it sells very good even if the price of the article looks quite good it will increases extremley especially in the last hours, minutes and seconds ...
I tried it and the difference between used and new was not big enough for me to convince me to buy used.
Especially not Canon as I have bad expiriences with the quality of other products from them.
Well with Canon you can't ...
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"Normal" is something that nobody really is. - It is just a term of our language.
BradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2987 times:
I use my farthers ebay account I have made some purchases off ebay that when I look back I think why did I pay that much for that pice of ---- so I am not sure about ebay. My uncle (Robert Lyons) who also is a member of A.net has a number of cameras so I will see what he has and see if he is selling any but please do keep posting people- There is no such thing as a bad idea