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    My niece is almost 15 and she wants a digital SLR for her birthday.

    Something that's not too expensive although i don't know what their budget is. She wants extra lenses too i think.

    Any ideas?




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    try this site mum, obviously you can get them cheaper but it gives you an idea

    i love my 400d got a few lenses, all in all cost me 650 i think, but thay are cheaper now with the 450d which is the latest one
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    Quote Originally Posted by mumof2, post: 138471
    My niece is almost 15 and she wants a digital SLR for her birthday.

    Something that's not too expensive although i don't know what their budget is. She wants extra lenses too i think.

    Any ideas?
    honestly the answer is that any of the current dslrs you see will do more than enough and they all have a full auto mode which will allow you to just point and click till she gets used to things.

    Canon v nikon v panasonic v others is all down to personal taste. The main things that's changing is the addition of video to the ranges
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    thank you

    are there any she should steer clear of?

    i bought an olympus as it felt comfy but tbh i'm not 100% happy with it - but there again i haven't learnt how to use the manual settings.

    the colours don't come out so well and can be a bit grainy, so i wouldn't recommend it to her!




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    well you have seen my pix with the 400d and the cheapo kit lens :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 138603
    well you have seen my pix with the 400d and the cheapo kit lens :)
    i like mine too but i don't tend to use my kit lens















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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 138647
    i like mine too but i don't tend to use my kit lens
    yeah know what you mean im looking at getting the 17-85IS very soon also a 50mm too, that was a great lens til i dropped in on the way out last year :(
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    i was thinking of getting the IS- which one Mick?















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