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All-On-Black
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   Old Thread  #1357 23 Sept 2011 at 8.04pm  0  Login    Register
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I'd avoid Jessops mate, they are the most expensive place you can get cameras and equipment from!

Take a look at

Warehouse Express

And if you don't mind your stuff coming from Hong Kong (which, to be honest, it all does in the first place anyway) then take a look at Panamoz. I've bought my camera and a lens from this company and had no problems with them, and you won't find a better price than theirs.

75-300mm would be great for the racing, and should get you in pretty close. The 18-55 is a really good lens considering it comes free with the camera, it has Image Stabilisation and USM (ultra sonic motor) for fast focusing.

You're not being a pain mate, wouldn't be answering if I didn't mind!
andy_carper001
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   Old Thread  #1356 23 Sept 2011 at 7.49pm  0  Login    Register
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I was just looking at jessops and they are selling the canon eos 500d with the 18-55mm plus 75-300mm for 580, does this seem a reasonable price?

I suppose the 75-300mm would cover the motor racing? And the 18-55mm is a good alrounder?

Sorry if i am being a pain
andy_carper001
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   Old Thread  #1355 23 Sept 2011 at 7.41pm  0  Login    Register
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Thanks for the reply mate ill let you no how i get on
All-On-Black
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   Old Thread  #1354 23 Sept 2011 at 7.34pm  0  Login    Register
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Hello mate,

In terms of the camera you would like, it depends what you want from it really and what you want to do with your photos.

For lenses, if you get a camera with a kit lens, such as the Canon EOS 500d that I have, then that will cover scenic shots and trophy shots.

You may then want to get yourself a zoom lens for motor racing, plenty available but i'd try and get one with some kind of optical stabilisation to compensate for shaking as you will probably be holding the camera in your hands rather than on a tripod.

Wildlife, bugs and flowers can be photographed with the kit lens, but for closer shots you'll want a macro lens if you want any detail in the finer shots.

So basically the camera with a kit lens, and one or two extra lenses, which you could easily get for under 800 I reckon, just depends what ones you choose!

andy_carper001
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   Old Thread  #1353 23 Sept 2011 at 4.49pm  0  Login    Register
Hi guys, i am currently looking at getting a dslr, i have my heart set on the nikon d5100, i need some advice on what lenses to get, i dont want to spend a fortune on them, budget about 200 maybe a bit more per lens. These are the situations that i wish to cover:

. Motor racing
. Trophy shots
. Scenic shots
. Wildlife, bugs and flowers.

Cheers, andrew
60sRules
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   Old Thread  #1352 23 Sept 2011 at 11.11am  0  Login    Register
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Impressive mate
Panander
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   Old Thread  #1351 23 Sept 2011 at 9.58am  0  Login    Register
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60sRules
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   Old Thread  #1350 23 Sept 2011 at 7.33am  0  Login    Register
For those people who are interested in `Adobe Photoshop`, the October edition of Digital SLR photography is featuring how to use the `Liquify` filter. As well as other gems the section on creating mirror images and reflections could be useful in giving those lake views and I guess trophy shots an extra dimension.

For those people thinking about branching out into close up photography there is a great section on all the options available.
60sRules
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   Old Thread  #1349 20 Sept 2011 at 11.02pm  0  Login    Register
Impromptu shot of a Kitten who likes to hunt from our plant pot, 300mm Canon hand held
All-On-Black
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   Old Thread  #1348 19 Sept 2011 at 8.12pm  0  Login    Register
Very Nice shots dave!!

Did anyone get a shot of the moon last night around 9.30pm? I was walking home from my girlfriends and could see it just above the horizon, looking huge and VERY red! By the time I got home it was up in the sky and normal colour :(
60sRules
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   Old Thread  #1347 18 Sept 2011 at 10.32pm  0  Login    Register
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Not a wasted trip mate, nice work
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   Old Thread  #1346 18 Sept 2011 at 8.31pm  0  Login    Register
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Nice work dave
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   Old Thread  #1345 18 Sept 2011 at 8.21pm  0  Login    Register
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   Old Thread  #1344 16 Sept 2011 at 7.23pm  0  Login    Register
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It appears that unlike Nikon and their older range of optics,the Canon old style lens will not fit onto the current Canon DSLR range. You can buy an adaptor for around 60 but there have been a few cases where it has been difficult to remove from the mount.
According to the camera guy Nikon on their better models have a programme built into the camera that will mesh with just about all the old Nikon range.
As it happens the Canon rep was in the shop at the time.
dangerousdave
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   Old Thread  #1343 16 Sept 2011 at 6.57pm  0  Login    Register
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Nice shots ben, excellent quality
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