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Old 29th May 2009, 13:06   #1
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Saw an ad on telly last night for one of these and it has made me decide I want in this elite club of photo geeks.

At around £500 is this any good or are there other much better cameras for the price?

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Old 29th May 2009, 13:11   #2
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mabe not better, but id not ever buy away from canon or nikon

pure and simple reason is lenses, and secondhand prices.

there are jsut so many used lenses for C & N, the chances of finding a bargain are great, as i know too well.

if i had £500 to spend id be looking at a 20/30d and a tamorn 17-50 2.8
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if it was me personally i would stick to nikon or canon just because they have far greater accessories and lenses available. should be able to pick up a canon 30d with battery grip and lens(es) for that price mate
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Old 29th May 2009, 13:12   #5
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No point in going with alot of the brands other than canon/nikon unless you track down one which has a nice range of glass available.

Look at viper he struggled to get cheap good glass with the samsung, sony also are expensive for glass to etc...

Theres a reason 90% of people use canon/noink.

Also i got viper a 20D for under £200 this week, so theres more cheap second hand bodies on the market. If going canon id personally buy a decent second hand body than a new fisherprice one (450/500D)

Remeber aswell, £500 say wont get you alot of gear in the big picture. Its not like a point and shoot where you say buy a £300 one and its pukka and thats all you need. You then look at glass, for example a few of us have a few thousand invested in glass alone ontop of the body.
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just follow me craig into the 2nd hand canon market

as ryan said, its best not to go for a brand other than canon and nikon as you will struggle to find quality lenses at good prices. and you are a lot less likely to get second hand ones!

the samsung does have its advantages, but the disadvantages outweigh these
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