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    first dslr advice

    alrite guys after a bit of help and info here

    looking to buy my first dslr and after looking at one which i really want (canon 550d) realised prob a bit too much money to spend on me first one

    so been looking at a canon 1000d on ebay (clicky)

    is this a good deal and is that camera any good

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    im not up to speed on the canon, im a sony dSLR owner (i have 2 ),

    But good luck with finding the right camera and if you need any tips etc there is a few of us on here that can help.

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    Can't really comment on the camera itself, but everything they are giving with it is shit TBH

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    BTW if you don't mind 2nd hand its the way to go with a small budget

    40d for £370, can pick up a Canon 18-55mm for peanuts new or second hand.
    http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/for...d.php?t=270319

    Lens for £62 refurb'd. Or you can get a brand new one for same price if you import.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CANON-EF-S-18-...item45f0584200

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    IIRC "rebels" are US branding so it's most likely a imported stock so there may be warrenty issues, and as Dave says all the accessories are shite.

    I'd go 2nd hand on a first slr.

    Too many buy them for pose value and sell them when they realise they are taking crap photos with them. The market is flooded with low shutter count, pristine hick, so bargain are plentiful

    give this place a look - http://www.mpbphotographic.co.uk/ - they are very competitively priced and spot on with their descriptions

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    i thought the accessories would be rubbish but i thought that they might be a good starting ground to get used to it all without shelling out a load of cash. once i am ok with it i will prob buy better gear.

    buckle - i cannot access the forum as closed to registrations. which do you think would be a better camera (40d or 1000d)

    munkie - i only really know canon as my grandpops suggested them as thats all he has ever had. any ideas on other brands - what sony ones have you got

    ffoeg - thanks mate. ill have a look for an english version

    EDIT : as a side note will all the lenses fit all camera's i.e all canons fit all canons i doubt they are interchangable between brands

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    I have the Sony A350 and the A380, both as almost identical in features and specs, the reason I got the 2 was due to different uses.

    The A350 is for the dangerous stuff that may damage camera and the A380 is for all other work.

    But its also handy when out as sometimes I take both cameras which saves me time in swapping lenses.

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    40d is a better camera, has a second screen on top which is a god send for changing settings quickly. Only problem I can see is it uses CF cards instead of SD. Although that may not be an issue, I have just never used them so don't know what they are like. TBH though my knowledge of Canons is very limited as I use a Nikon so thats all I research.

    As for the stuff you get with the camera, most of it is useless TBH, and will teach you nothing.

    The '3' lenses - The kit 18-55mm is fine. But the other two are just adaptors/filters, they are not lenses and will reduce image quality by huge amounts.

    The external flash is no good at all for a beginner, you would want one with TTL. Also it only runs on 2xAA batteries so very underpowered at a guess, most use 4.

    The memory card I wouldn't trust, had a cheap one before and learnt my lesson the hard way

    The tripods would be less steady than someone with parkinsons

    The screen protector might be ok.

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    /\/\ wise words indeed, and to add to that, cheaps filters will adversley affect the image quality... as I've found out

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    cheers buckle - gonna give that one a miss now.

    is the megapixel number important. will a 8mp camera only be as good as my SE 8mp phone

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