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11. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Thanks Sander. Just read through the sticky thread and it more or less confirmed what I was feeling about those sites. I was doing a bit of digging around them earlier today, and i just got the feeling that they would start heaping on the accessories. The price did just seem a bit too good to be true. It was HALF of a price I was quoted for one of my neighbourhood stores here in mid-town Manhattan.

Great, thanks for the tips once again. ;-)

12. Posted by joffre (Respected Member 157 posts) 8y

Hiya, I've bought cameras successfully on Ebay...

13. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Hey Joffre,

Was it second hand, and did you get it much cheaper?

14. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

Hi Samsara,
bought 2 times at E-bay got my Olympus and Nikon for good prices.Right now I'm looking again what is on the market.
think I will go for the new Olympus E 520
Important for me is that the camera has
1. the anti shake stab.
the four thirds system so you can use lenses from different brands,like canon or nikon
Compact flash cards

take your time,read tests,go to shops that you can feel the camera in your hands.
take care,

15. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Thanks Marlis! I'll bear those tips in mind when I'm doing the rounds. :)

16. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 8y

I have bought all my cameras, lenses, photo equipment through B&H Photo Video. My most recent purchase, a Canon 40D with two lenses last October. B&H is well respected amongst professional photographers and I've always had great success. The sell both new and used. You will find them readily online, but lucky for you, they are located in midtown Manhattan, so you can go and play with everything at the store if you so desire! I'm very happy with the 40D and this time I finally upgraded to my first L series lens, the 24-105mm f4/L. Why Canon? I guess its personal preference. I've been shooting with one for over 15 years now and am very pleased with the results. Or maybe its sentimental, as after the good old pentax that I learned on, I've had a
Canon ever since. I would recommend borrowing friend's cameras, see what feels good to you. You could also consider renting different cameras for a day or two to test them out. You can do this with lenses as well. And if you make it down to Philly, you can come play with mine! Good luck with your search! I'm sure you'll find the perfect one for you. - Holly

17. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4895 posts) 8y

I PMed Ev about this already, but in case any lurkers reading this thread were interested in it, Nikon indeed announced the D90 today.

18. Posted by mr_maserat (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

I have a Canon 20D. If I were to buy today I'd buy the just anounced 50D. Higher pixcel count 15.? meg, Incredibale ISO up to 12800, Live view, in camera correction for lens distortion, better auto-focus especially in low light. I guess that you can shoot in complete pitch dark, as my 20D works fine at night and dark dungoens and every upgrade (30D, 40D 50D) claims improvement in low, AF, and noise. In short looks like an awesome camera!

Also, agree with sugesstion to buy at B&H photo. Their prices are very good,usally 20% lest than retail, they are HONEST, and if you ever have a problem they will make every effort to make it right.

19. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Thanks so much. I got yet another B&H recommendation from another friend just last night, so I will definitely go and check that out.

I really appreciate all the information - thanks!

20. Posted by joffre (Respected Member 157 posts) 8y

Hi Samsara2, sorry for the late reply, yes new, and close to half the local retail price...