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    Depends on what is inexpensive for you and if you want to have a DSLR or a point-and-shoot. What do you want to do with it?

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    For me it would be within a few hundred bucks and prefferably a DSLR.

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    Well, a friend of mine just bought himself a Canon 300D with two Sigma lenses (18-55 and 55-200) for around 700 Euros. This is probably the lowest price you can get for a useable DSLR kit.

    However he just ordered a 1100 Euro-lens .

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilotgolfer
    What would you guys recommend for an inexpensive but decent camera? I really need one and the one I have right now is messed up.
    The Pentas ist DL is a really nice inexpensive DSLR, excellent build (it would make a canon 350D owner cry) nice features and here's the good bit there are loads or really good pentax lens for sale second hend on ebay or any camera shop with a second hand section for a lot less than canon glass.

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    The Konica Minolta Dynax 5D came into stores beginning last week in Hong Kong. I looked at one today, and it feels really solid in my hands. I also like its 2nd knob which has WB and a few other settings, which is likely more convenient than others where you have to go into the menus. The price is competitve too.

    I didn't ask them to put in the battery, lest they think that I'm serious about purchasing!

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    Well, after the disaster with my Dynax 7D I would think 10 times before buying a Minolta DSLR again. Not to put anyone off but how they handled the autofocus-problems with my camera isn't nice at all.

    After the fourth time in service they apparently weren't able to fix anything and now they openly say to me that my lenses are to blame for bad focussing. Ah well, okay, A Tokina AT-X 2.8/300mm on the Dynax 7D producing around 5 meters of backfocus at a distance of about 40 meters is the fault of the lens! Great! Anyone wants a Dynax 7D ?


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    Like I said, I haven't actually tried to use it
    but it sounds good from reviews so far

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    Here is a little teaser of what might come to you:

    Autofocus: http://img333.imageshack.us/img333/4...tofokus3eg.jpg

    Manual focus: http://img333.imageshack.us/img333/7548/manfokus0ag.jpg

    Both are crops out of the original file without further editing.

    Don't get me wrong: If the camera works, it is great, but it didn't work properly for over half a year now and I'm getting really annoyed. As the 7D and the 5D share the same electronics this is something I really worry about.

    Forgot to add: shot with a Tokina AT-X 2.8/300mm full open.


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    Talking Newbie Alert

    Hey guys

    Im a newbie here so please be gentle on me. Anyways ive picked up a Canon 20D SLR camera with the 18-55mm standard kit lense and the 55-200mm usm lense. Now reading this thread has given me some ideas, would you guys suggest i dump those 2 lenses ie sell them and get these instead 4 lenses instead as the main reason why i bought the Canon 20D camera is to start taking some photos of planes landing and taking off here in Heathrow UK. The 4 lenses im thinking of getting are:
    Canon EF100 2.8 USM Macro
    Canon EF70-200 L IS USM f2.8
    Canon EF17-40 f4 LUSM 77mm
    Canon EF24-70mm f2.8L USM

    Would these be good for general photography and also plane spotting??.

    I look forward to hearing from you guys.

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    Drop the Macro.
    Drop the 70-200.
    If you have no ramp access drop the 17-40mm

    Get the 100-400mm from Canon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawn
    Hey guys

    Im a newbie here so please be gentle on me. Anyways ive picked up a Canon 20D SLR camera with the 18-55mm standard kit lense and the 55-200mm usm lense. Now reading this thread has given me some ideas, would you guys suggest i dump those 2 lenses ie sell them and get these instead 4 lenses instead as the main reason why i bought the Canon 20D camera is to start taking some photos of planes landing and taking off here in Heathrow UK. The 4 lenses im thinking of getting are:
    Canon EF100 2.8 USM Macro
    Canon EF70-200 L IS USM f2.8
    Canon EF17-40 f4 LUSM 77mm
    Canon EF24-70mm f2.8L USM

    Would these be good for general photography and also plane spotting??.

    I look forward to hearing from you guys.
    I have a very similar kit to what you are thinking of.

    EOS 20D, 17-40 F4, 24-70 F2.8 and 70-200 F4

    All in all it's I've been able to get a number of great shots from various locations at AKLL. All I really want now is a 300 F4, I'd love the 2.8 but my wife would skin me alive especially since photography is only a hobbie and not something I make money from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiRob
    I have a very similar kit to what you are thinking of.

    EOS 20D, 17-40 F4, 24-70 F2.8 and 70-200 F4

    All in all it's I've been able to get a number of great shots from various locations at AKLL. All I really want now is a 300 F4, I'd love the 2.8 but my wife would skin me alive especially since photography is only a hobbie and not something I make money from.
    Cheers mate for your post, so those 4 lenses im thinking of would be good enough to get some great pics of planes etc ie close ups etc??. Hopefully next week sometime i should have them but just need/want to make sure that the lenses im getting are going to be good enough for plane spotting etc as thats the main reason why i got the Canon 20D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawn
    Cheers mate for your post, so those 4 lenses im thinking of would be good enough to get some great pics of planes etc ie close ups etc??. Hopefully next week sometime i should have them but just need/want to make sure that the lenses im getting are going to be good enough for plane spotting etc as thats the main reason why i got the Canon 20D.
    Go for the 100-400L and the 24-70L, if you want something smaller just for when you can't carry big lenses keep the 55-200 or get a 75-300, 100-300 or 90-300.
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    Yes I do, it's a good solid kit that will be good for any number of situations. I'm now finding a second body would be great too, changing lens often is a drag and is a sure fire way of introducing dust to the sensor.

    I also recommend the 580ex flash, the pop-up is useless and you will probably take photos of other things like people so having a decent flash is a no brainer IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiRob
    Yes I do, it's a good solid kit that will be good for any number of situations. I'm now finding a second body would be great too, changing lens often is a drag and is a sure fire way of introducing dust to the sensor.

    I also recommend the 580ex flash, the pop-up is useless and you will probably take photos of other things like people so having a decent flash is a no brainer IMO.
    Oh yes definitely getting that flash as well, forgot to mention it lol. But ill see how i go with these lenses and if worse comes to worse ill either take them back for an exchange or just sell them on . Once again thanks mate for your help.

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