I want to buy a camera

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  1. highwayman

    highwayman Funster Life Member

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    one that takes pictures:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    nikon the best camera but the 300mm lens would be a must for me
    if your existing cannon lens will work ok on the cannon then whatever combination works out the cheapest as cannon make good lenses as well
     
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    i would go to a good camera shop and try them all to see which one feels the best in your hand try them with each lens on for balance and weight

    i have a canon 550d and i am very happy with it
     
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    I'd go for the Canon-I have a 40D at moment and a G10-but then I've always been a Canon fan :BigGrin:

    Mike
     
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    We have a canon 50d and it's fab. Prior to that I had a 500d I think it was a 500) and it was great but a bit heavy. The 550d is a great camera and is lighter I think. My brother in law has one.

    I don't agree that the nikon is the best camera but I am biased.
     
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    Just make sure Jessops don't get your email address as otherwise you will have a spam message every day from then (as I do) :Angry:
     
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    What are you looking to use the camera for?
     
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    Nige
    It would be the Canon for me also as it seems to specify more of what you need, always dubious of those "get money back" as i have found them to be discontinued lines.

    But for your need of a fast shutter?, movement on the water and glare etc the Canon has more going for it...
    But do scout about but have found that the photos you take already when out and about superb do you really need another camera IMHO ?


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    Can't advise on which would be best for you as I don't know what type of photography you do but I would. Advise to search the web for best price on whichever you do choose then print out the page of the best deal. Take this page to your local Jessops shop and ask how close they can get. I did exactly this when I bought my Sony DSLR and they got within 10 quid of best web deal I could find then gave me a 30 quid camera bag on top.

    D.
     
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    Look into the branding. I seem to remember that many branded names are actually Samsung - can't remeber if it is either Pentax & Canon, or Pentax & Olympus. (Won't take long if you do a little research on some photographers forums)

    Either way, the lenses under Samsung are interchangable, and alot cheaper. Many pros use thew Samsung lenses and save a few hundred.:thumb:
     
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    Hi folks
    Thanks for the answers, the camera will be used for wildlife and action shots.
    The wildlife will be at distance as well as close-up, the action will mostly be at sea but also at rallycross.
    I currently use a samsung compact but need a longer lens and faster response.
    I also have always wanted a really nice camera!!


    Cheers......nige
     
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    Hi Nige,

    It rather depends on how serious you are and how deep your pockets are!!

    The best camera to use for wildlife and action shots is by far the Canon 7D but it's not cheap at around £1200, then of course you will need a good lens or lenses to make the most of it. The Canon L Lenses are the ones to go for, they really are superb. For wildlife you will need an absolute minimum of 300mm focal length, but preferably more, however the price goes up accordingly.

    I have the Canon 50D and use a 100mm-400mm Zoom lens and do a lot of aviation photography.

    I would suggest lots of research before you do anything, I have consistently found that Warehouse Express are by far the best on line dealers, lots of serious photographers use them, I would also strongly advise you to have a look at the EOS Forum,it is specifically for Canon EOS Camera users and is a great Forum, full of information and help, you will see many examples of peoples pictures, along often with all the info on what they were shot with, that will show you very good examples of what the 7D can produce. Just put EOS Forum into Google and it will go straight to it, it is run by the EOS Magazine

    Hope that helps, just remember.......Don't rush in!!!!

    Regards Paul
     
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    One of my friends has just got the 7d and is mightily impressed. As above, it has to feel right.

    I use a micro 4/3rds system - Panasonic GF2 which is fantastic (for what I want) but absolutely hated the Olympus equivalent, which just didn't feel right.

    Take your time, there will always be another deal coming along, and you'll have the camera for a long time.......... I purchased by phone from SRS microsystems in Watford as they were well priced and have a good reputation for customer service. Hope that helps
     
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