pilotalltheway
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How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:26 pm

Hi again guys,

Just wondering how this kit sounded. Would love as much feedback as possible about the camera and lenses.

Here is the link.

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...in%20Lens%20Bundle-76149/Show.html

All feedback is very much so appreciated!

Cheers,


Alfie
Dude - where's my plane?
 
richstuart
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:49 pm

Hi. I looked at this camera in May when I was looking to buy my first digital SLR. I ended up buying a Sony A350 rather than the EOS. You'll probably find you'd want to replace the Tamron lens fairly quickly with some better glass, it's the lens that will really make all the difference to your photos. I can't fault the Sony A350 at all and it's a similar price to the EOS, you might find a bit cheaper actually as Sony have just revamped their DSLR range. I'm sure the EOS is a good camera and I see plenty of folks at MAN using them, I just found the Sony more comfortable to hold, liked the fact that the battery is good for around 1000 photos and was well priced. Sony also has image stabilistation built in to the camera body, wheras with Canon you'd have to pay more for stabilised lenses as it's in the lend and not the camera body. Where are you looking to shoot, which airport?
 
pilotalltheway
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:30 pm

Hi RichStuart,

I am looking to shoot at Heathrow and Manchester. As I am on a budget though, will the Tamron 70-300mm do? Where did you get your A350? How much? What lenses do you have?

Cheers,

Alfie
Dude - where's my plane?
 
richstuart
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:43 pm

Hi Alfie.

You'll find the Tamron is fine, it gets good reviews, you just may find as you get more critical of the lens as you use it more and more. I bought the £230 Sony 75-300 lens but have just upgraded to the Sony £600 75-300 lens, although that's probably because I'm getting very fussy about havinjg perfectly crisp images. You will find the Tamron fine though I'm sure, a friend of mine uses it.

I have a 28-70 lens and 75-300 lens, to be honest I always use the 75-300 lens. At Manchester it's all you need, especially if you shoot from the embankment or the mound (if you know those spots??). The A350 I bought cost me £620 with the 2 lenses, although it's now way cheaper on here:

http://www.buyacamera.co.uk/xsearch....a&gclid=CJ6_y8asg50CFYwA4wod9gtlnw

This is the 75-300 I got with the camera:

http://www.buyacamera.co.uk/xsearch....a&gclid=CJ6_y8asg50CFYwA4wod9gtlnw

If you'd like to see some pics Ive taken it MAN private message me your e-mail address and I'll forward...not got round to uploading any pics on here yet.

Heres an A350 review:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydslra350/

Rich.
 
jrowson
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:27 am

I don't know too much about the 1000D but looking at the specs it looks like an update to the old 300D, or a stripped down 400d. Basically it should be absolutely fine, but a large IQ factor will be the glass you put on the front of it. If you could afford all Canon photog's dreams, L glass then it would probably give you similar results to 40d/400d with the same lens (given these bodies too have 10mp sensors).
From what i've heard the Tamron lens is ok but not stellar, but I guess you get what you pay for. If it was me I'd be trying to pick up the Canon equivalent (Canon EF 75-300mm f4/5.6 USM MK3).
James Rowson
 
oly720man
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:27 am

Looking at prices you can get the 1000D body for £330 at Amazon and the Canon 75-300USM III for around £140 at various places. If you're taking photos of planes then you probably won't need the 18-55 anyway.
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pilotalltheway
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:34 pm

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the help. Will probably take Oly720man's option. But, is this a good choice?

Cheers,

Alfie
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conoramoia
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:44 pm



Quoting Pilotalltheway (Reply 6):

Yes, but I would opt for the kit lens as you would never know, when you go on spotting trips airside,flying and want to take a wing or cockpit pic, you just never know!

Regards,

Conor
 
pilotalltheway
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:37 am



Quoting Conoramoia (Reply 7):
Yes, but I would opt for the kit lens as you would never know, when you go on spotting trips airside,flying and want to take a wing or cockpit pic, you just never know!

Regards,

Conor

Hi Connor,

Do you have any photos on the database? If so, please link them to me!

Cheers,

Alfie
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Monvillez
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:39 pm

Hi, I bought this exact bundle from Jessops in June, it was only £499 at the time and a bit of research made my mind up that it was a decent DSLR to start with. I recall it was top rated by Which at the time. The Tamron lens is acceptable as long as you have good lighting conditions, I find its sweet spot is between f8 and f11.

It is well worth having the kit lens too as mentioned earlier. I take a lot of shots at Liverpool and there are a couple of locations where the 18-55 frames a subject perfectly. Also if you going to use the camera generally then the small lens is a must.

To be honest it's a learning curve with me and I have been told by fellow photographers that it is an ideal entry level piece of kit that produces excellent results. In addition, my other half uses the macro feature of the Tamron to great effect with some stunning shots of bees, butterflies, plant and flowers.

I've had several Anet acceptances and a couple of rejections but I put these purely down to me learning the camera and Photoshop techniques.

Here are a couple of my Anet acceptances shot with the kit;

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Thoms...ways)/Boeing-767-304-ER/1567708/M/

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Flybe...ish/De-Havilland-Canada/1553405/M/

If you do buy the bundle, make sure you go instore and haggle with them a bit, I managed to get a bag and polarizing filter for an extra £20, should have been £75!

Good luck!

Garry
 
JakTrax
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:21 pm

Alfie,

Do you not have a similar thread running currently regarding a similar topic?

Quoting JRowson (Reply 4):
If it was me I'd be trying to pick up the Canon equivalent (Canon EF 75-300mm f4/5.6 USM MK3)

Exactly what I'd do. I have in the past used Tamron/Sigma offerings and they weren't as sharp as the 75-300 JRowson mentions. Do bear in mind however that the 75-300 F4-5.6 USM III is very soft over about 210mm (which is fine for MAN).

With regard to the kit lens, it will be pretty useful at MAN at places like the 23L mound and the airport hotel.

Karl
 
pilotalltheway
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:51 pm

Hi everyone!

I am probably going to go for the 1000D with the 18-55mm lense and then on top of that go for the Canon 75-300mm.

This is a good choice, right?

Cheers,

Alfie
Dude - where's my plane?
 
conoramoia
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:33 pm



Quoting Pilotalltheway (Reply 8):
Hi Connor,

Do you have any photos on the database? If so, please link them to me!

Cheers,

I have six which are all on my widget on my profile.

Regards,

Conor.

Btw That is a good choice if its
the first time your buying a dslr.
 
JakTrax
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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:28 pm



Quoting Pilotalltheway (Reply 11):
This is a good choice, right?

One way to find out.....  Wink

Yes, it's a good choice for a beginner. I think I mentioned in your other thread that a friend of mine recently bought a 1000D - he uses a pretty nice lens these days but initially he had a 75-300 USM III. He has a couple accepted here taken with the combo you're considering....


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RE: How Will This 1000D Kit Do?

Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:54 pm

Alfie


I also have a 1000D and have used the 75-300 USM III, but like Jaktrax told you it is very soft over 210mm and if you have the money i would go for the EF70-300 F4-5.6 IS USM


Gavin

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