Your next photographic purchase discussion thread

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Singularity, 6 Dec 2010.

  1. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Just as the title says, check with fellow members before you make a purchase or if you need help deciding on what to buy.
     
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    Will it be worth upgrading from the Nikon D3000 to the D3100? I'm aware of all of the added features, but will the image quality be better? Or do I need to shift up to the next bracket, ie. the Nikon D7000(which costs as much as 3 D3000's)?
     
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    Generally it's only worth upgrading at most every 3rd model or so at the same "level". I'd rather get some nice lenses. They go out of date a lot slower than camera bodies.
     
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    This is a great idea for a thread. I think it will be of invaluable service to those looking to start out. I am currently looking to expand on my lens collection with the addition of a fixed wide angle lens. I am thinking of getting the Canon 50mm f1.2 USM.
     
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    I agree, its always better to invest in glass (i.e. lenses) rather than a very expensive body and not so good lenses.
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    the 50mm 1.2 looks awesome and all the sample pics is have seen looks amazing, i just think it is a bit expensive because it is an L lens, i am looking at the 50mm 1.4 @ 1/3 the price.
     
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    Agreed 100%
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    i agree, but i do think it is worth upgrading from a consumer slr to a prosumer or pro body (if you want to upgrade fairly quickly)
     
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    In January I will be upgrading to the Canon 7D with macro lens:)
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    what do you have now Jumbo ?
     
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    I think it depends on what you use your camera for and how much of your cameras abilities you actually use. If you're going FF it will make a difference but then you're talking about spending at least 30k or so. Hopefully if you're doing that you know what you want anyway.
     
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    Thanks guys. Ummm... now I'm really confused. Think I'll just stick with what I've got until the feeling passes.

    Thanks, I'll have a look at that link Singularity.
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    Exactly, if you don`t you would need much more than the better entry level slr`s
     
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    Just compared the prices of the D7000 to the 550D. The Canon's half the price! Thanks Singularity.... I'll definitly have a look at that. The entry level Nikon that I have now just doesn't hack it at the higher(over200) ISO levels. It's simply too noisy.
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    then i think you will love the 550, it has some great high iso performance for the price, thats why it is also called the baby 7D :p
     
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    Only the Powershot G10
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    Canon digital slr line up

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    Having unsuccessfully tried to install photoshop evaluation software with keygens, I've decided to buy the original licenced software. There really seems to be so much out there, and without having used any of it, I don't know what each one can do. I want to be able to:

    sharpen

    darken and lighten areas

    clone out details

    overlay multiple images with different exposures

    organise photos

    enhance colours.

    adjust levels.

    I know that this list will probably expand as I go along, but for now I just need a starting point. I'll never be a professional, so definitly don't need the top of the range.
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    what version of photoshop did you buy, i found it helpfull to join a dedicated photoshop forum, there is big/busy photoshop forums out there.
     
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