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User currently offlineRey777 From France, joined Apr 2001, 170 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3954 times:

Ok folks, I need everyone help cause I want to buy a camera for spotting. For now I have only a Kodak Advantix APS (and it is only good to take a pic of grand-ma and not planes !)

Could anyone give me some advices about buying a good camera (price : until 400 € or 450 US dollars).

Thanks to everyone who give me some help !


Rey 777

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User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

Well if your max is about $450, you could buy a Nikon N80 but I think that is a little bit more than $450 and body only.

For $450 you could buy a N65 for that price with a small lense to start out with.

I just got started myslef about 3 months ago, I had all the question, and I finally decided on my Nikon F5.


User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3929 times:


a Nikon F5 for US$400-450 is very rare!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


I would go for a cheap SLR with a cheap zoom lens (e. g. Nikon N65 (F65 in Europe) with a Nikkor G 70-300mm lens). You may also want to buy a used "middle-class" SLR like the N80 (F80 in Europe), but if you buy any used equipment, make sure that it works properly before you purchase it. I would purchase either a Canon or a Nikon as these brands have the biggest selection of lenses and also offer top-quality equipment.
In the course of the time you can upgrade to better (and more expensive) lenses and bodies.


Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
User currently offlineRey777 From France, joined Apr 2001, 170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

Thanks a lot !

Rey 777

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