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mgmrach
21-10-2008, 12:33 PM
I feel like a new toy so what would be a good starter digital slr and what lens do I need to start with?

simonwebb74
21-10-2008, 12:51 PM
I have just got this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-DSLR-A200K-Digital-18-70mm-F3-5-5-6/dp/B0011U9U9A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1224593455&sr=8-1

An absolute bargain for the price.

Britchick
21-10-2008, 05:48 PM
i got the canon 400d in May and absolutely love it. Different people love different makes and i think the best thing to do is to go into somewhere like jessops and have a little play with them- see how they feel. Also to bear in mind is the range of lenses and accesories that there are to go with them. When you decide on a make you are committing yourself to that make as the lenses will fit your new camera when you decide to upgrade so it's quite an important decision.

Shogun
21-10-2008, 09:37 PM
I have had the Canon 400D for over 12 months now and it has been brilliant. It comes with what they call the kit lens (18mm - 55mm) for about 400.

Watchinherskip
22-10-2008, 06:39 PM
Is that just a European camera (400D) not sure if we have that name for it here. or do we:confused:. If not, do you know the US equivalent?

Britchick
22-10-2008, 06:49 PM
Is that just a European camera (400D) not sure if we have that name for it here. or do we:confused:. If not, do you know the US equivalent?

i think it's this one

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=17316

Watchinherskip
22-10-2008, 06:54 PM
i think it's this one

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=17316


Thanks Britchick, that is the one we (daughter and I) were looking at. She would like one for college (plans to study art - photography). They had one at Sam's Club.

Britchick
22-10-2008, 06:58 PM
i'm having some good results for it. I wish i had hung on and got the next one up which has a better kit lens with image stabiliser and live view through the screen.