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Discussion in 'General Banter' started by micklaw, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. micklaw

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    Hi folks
    Don't know if this is the right section to ask in.
    I have been looking for a camera in the last few weeks.
    And a friend has offered me a cannon eos 50 d.will this be to complex for a novice to operate or is it with a punt.it comes with two extra lens batteries charger
    All for £400.
    Any camera experts your thoughts
    Thanks mick
     
  2. Macca

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    If everything is ok that is a steal. It is a very complicated camera but it has an auto mode so the camera will do everything for you. As you get on with it then you can start using the thousands of different settings etc. it is a heavy camera, and with the lenses you will need a small rucksack to carry all. Hope this helps.
     
  3. badman gee

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    What about a Panasonic bridge camera mick?

    Less complex, lighter etc
     
  4. NeRo

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    Seems to get a good review - http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/digitalslr/868/1/canon-eos-50d-review.html

    In the majority of cases, Auto will usually take reasonable pics. There are loads of websites and videos if you want to dig deeper into photography

    My advice - if it meets your technical requirements, hold it and take a couple of pics and make sure it feels comfortable in your hand (in the past, I've rejected cameras for not being comfy)
     
  5. Aceman

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    That is a very good price for what is essentially a semi-pro camera. As said you could initially leave it in auto mode and everything will be taken care of for you then as you get the feel of the camera and want to be a bit more adventurous you can start trying some of the manual modes. This camera will take you all the way if you want to get serious about photography but it is big and relatively heavy so can I suggest you also consider a good little compact for those occasions where you don't want to cart it around.
     
  6. badman gee

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    I phone 5, great compact
     
  7. micklaw

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    thanks guys for the advice:happy:
    looks like it is to good to miss.
    will have to be up and running for santa pod meet :bookworm:
    will post the results
    once again thanks
    mick:happy:
     

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