Digital SLR cameras - advice required

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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby GunnGunn » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:18 am

A bridge camera has near enough all the settings of a DSLR but a fixed lens. It bridges the gap between compact point and shoot cams and a DSLR hence the name.

The 550D is also a superior DSLR to tge 1100D.

For a £300 ish budget i would go for a Nikon D90 kit, if you want to spend a tiny bit more the Nikon D5100 isn't beaten by anything else under a grand IMO.

If Inch is offering a lens up though go for the 550D and spend the leftover money getting a Tripod, its an essential piece of kit.
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby gzagee » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:36 am

Right, that's pretty much made up my mind. I'll look for a 550D and once I do I'll get hold of Inch.

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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby GunnGunn » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:50 am

No problem.

If you do get into it (Or even if you don't) go for a Redsnapper Tripod, either the RS284 or 283. Forget Manfrotto or any other proper Tripod as they start in the hundreds for a decent one, the Redsnapper is about £60.
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby Maxduke » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:13 am

Plymouth Gooner wrote:I only take them for myself, the mrs is into posting them online.


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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby Inchpräctice » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:49 am

gzagee wrote:So am I right to suggest you're saying the 550d is better than the 1100d?

And I've seen this term "bridge camera"; is that the term used for 'bridge between entry-level cameras and professional quality'?


Yes it is better.

Sorry I've been a bit misleading. Technically 'bridge' cameras are somewhere between point-and-shoot snappy cameras and an entry-level DSLR.
I was talking in more vague terms about the 550d being a sort of bridge as in a halfway house between entry level DSLRS (e.g. 1100d) and the full pro cameras (e.g. 5D mk III). Shouldn't have used the word bridge.

GunnGunn wrote:A bridge camera has near enough all the settings of a DSLR but a fixed lens. It bridges the gap between compact point and shoot cams and a DSLR hence the name.

The 550D is also a superior DSLR to tge 1100D.

For a £300 ish budget i would go for a Nikon D90 kit, if you want to spend a tiny bit more the Nikon D5100 isn't beaten by anything else under a grand IMO.

If Inch is offering a lens up though go for the 550D and spend the leftover money getting a Tripod, its an essential piece of kit.


Yeah this is all true.
The D90 is a great camera although personally I like my DSLRs to be as lightweight as possible and the D90 is much heavier than the other ones we've mentioned.

Some care about weight and some don't. Best thing to do is go down your local Jessops and cop a feel.
Btw, I saw this special offer today, it's a good offer but outside the £300 budget: http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/national ... 262&a=1664


P.s. Didn't know you were into this Gunn? Get your flickr out c'mon.
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby gzagee » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:24 pm

Inch, why not lead by example and get your flickr out? ;)
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby Inchpräctice » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:47 pm

gzagee wrote:Inch, why not lead by example and get your flickr out? ;)


I was hoping someone else would show their hand first. ;)

But if you insist...
I actually moved my stuff over to Zenfolio recently because it's a better site.
Ok so PG is into wildlife so I'll start with that:

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Closer:

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All taken with the 550d.
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby Inchpräctice » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:45 pm

So c'mon PG? Gunn? Where are your contributions mofos?
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby gzagee » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:48 pm

When i get home I'll try and post up some extremely amateurish food photos we took with the 1100d.
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby Tony_Adams » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:44 pm

Good stuff inch.

The mrs said she'll update her website this weekend and then i can post a link. Some of her macro stuff is awesome.

My pics are nowhere near as good as yours or hers but i'm uploading some of my favourites to photobucket and i'll post a link later.
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby Tony_Adams » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:28 pm

Some of my favourites, they aren't edited in any way:

http://s523.photobucket.com/albums/w360 ... otography/
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby Tony_Adams » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:56 am

Anyone else on 500px? I signed up yesterday after the mrs told me about it.
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby gzagee » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:06 am

Finally got my Canon 550D (body only) with other bits n pieces. :)
Need to purchase a decent lense.
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby Tony_Adams » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:18 am

Any decent pics yet?
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Re: Digital SLR cameras - advice required

Postby Tony_Adams » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:37 pm

Took this one today, posted it on 500px website and got three likes! I've only had one like before!

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For full picture click here:

http://500px.com/photo/17941449
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