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what camera
« on: October 31, 2011, 10:41:41 PM »
my daughter is looking to spend £200 of her xmas money on a camera, she doesn't want a point and shoot, maybe a 2nd hand camera, any idea's?


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Re: what camera
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 10:59:44 PM »
Had a quick look and Grey's of Westminster have three D70 at under £200. It's a cracking camera but only 6mp. As you have a Nikon she could borrow some of your lenses as unlike the D40, the D70 hasn't got restrictions on which lenses you can use.  ;D

http://www.graysofwestminster.co.uk/products/secondhand.php?cat1=4&pg=1

They are near the bottom of the page.  :tup:

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 06:53:08 AM »
Check out the used lists of SRS and Park Cameras. Both have quite reasonable prices and are good companies to deal with. I had a second hand camera from SRS which had a minor fault after a couple of weeks and they collected it and gave me the choice of a replacement or immediate refund as soon as they received it back. Park seem to have some popular models at good prices - again I had a second hand camera from them which was as new and a bit cheaper than I'd have expected to pay on ebay.

http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/c/310/Used-Digital-SLR-Cameras.html?Page=1&sortby=

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 10:00:49 AM »
Take a look at Ffordes site as they have a good selection of Canon , Nikon, Pentax and other DSLR's under £200. Mostly body only but some come with a lense.

They stock a huge range of lenses and are good to deal with.

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Re: what camera
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 10:32:47 AM »
I'm with Oldboy on this and recommend an old D70. Perfect learning camera and prints upto A4 as good as any new camera.

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 04:34:26 PM »
Doubtless i'll be shot for saying it but...

Nothing wrong with a good old 50mm f1.8 as a first lens either. Can't think of a better learning lens if you get a body only deal. These lenses can still be had from various places for a bargain price...

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011, 04:53:06 PM »
Doubtless i'll be shot for saying it but...

Nothing wrong with a good old 50mm f1.8 as a first lens either. Can't think of a better learning lens if you get a body only deal. These lenses can still be had from various places for a bargain price...
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Re: what camera
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2011, 05:26:48 PM »
Doubtless i'll be shot for saying it but...

Nothing wrong with a good old 50mm f1.8 as a first lens either. Can't think of a better learning lens if you get a body only deal. These lenses can still be had from various places for a bargain price...
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Nothing wrong with a good old 50mm f1.8 as a first lens either. Can't think of a better learning lens if you get a body only deal. These lenses can still be had from various places for a bargain price...

Dad's probably got one.  ::)

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Re: what camera
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2011, 07:15:07 PM »
cheers for the replies, the D70 looks like a winner here, she is 18 and has artistic tendencies so we shall see where it takes her
and Oldboy...i wish i had invested in a 50mm, some people can't live without them and i don't even have one.
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Re: what camera
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 07:39:59 PM »
cheers for the replies, the D70 looks like a winner here, she is 18 and has artistic tendencies so we shall see where it takes her
and Oldboy...i wish i had invested in a 50mm, some people can't live without them and i don't even have one.

I have the Nikon 50mm F1.4 but don't use it that often.  ???

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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2011, 07:51:00 PM »
cheers for the replies, the D70 looks like a winner here, she is 18 and has artistic tendencies so we shall see where it takes her
and Oldboy...i wish i had invested in a 50mm, some people can't live without them and i don't even have one.

I have the Nikon 50mm F1.4 but don't use it that often.  ???
I had a day in London recently....( May have mentioned it once or twice!) I just took a 50/1.4 on a D700 and found it most liberating...just like the good old days.
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Re: what camera
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2011, 09:14:52 PM »
cheers for the replies, the D70 looks like a winner here, she is 18 and has artistic tendencies so we shall see where it takes her
and Oldboy...i wish i had invested in a 50mm, some people can't live without them and i don't even have one.

I have the Nikon 50mm F1.4 but don't use it that often.  ???

Me too, but after reading this thread I am determined to set one days shooting with this lens only. Will also benefit my back/shoulders if I leave the Bigma at home for a day.
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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2011, 10:50:53 PM »
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Also look at the D50. Great cam and in some circles is rated better than the D70 and D80 on IQ due to the more modern sensor.
Comparison data herehttp://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond50/

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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2011, 06:58:46 AM »
Having used both the D50 and D70 I'd probably agree that the D50, although lacking some of the features of the D70, was actually a nicer camera to use. And at the time was highly rated for it's high ISO results.

 

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