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11. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 7y

If you read my previous post again, you'll realize I didn't quote you on your camera opinions, only the thought that photography had to be expensive - highly misleading to anybody starting out and actually against the purpose of the thread - which was a question as to when he should by the camera he wanted, not what camera to buy.

It's important to have confidence in something - which he had - and I gave him the exact advice he asked for - something you didn't - and he can take it or leave it as it suits. I'm surprised you missed that as a moderator - something you should take a few minutes to think about. This thread is not about you or what you think you know - ok? :(

edit: Too many teachers - telling him what he wants and what he doesn't want. Leave the guy alone.

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Aug-2009, at 17:11 by fabyomama ]

12. Posted by Joseph88 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Thanks for all the replys, a lot of good help.

I think the word love I used was a bit strong. I don't love the D40 itself, I just really liked my friends DSLR camera (D40) as it was the first one I'd ever used. I would be looking at getting something similar to this ie cheap, compact, easy to use...

Moneys not really an issue I was just looking at getting a bargain. I think £600 is the tops i'd pay for my first camera.

I had a look at the D3000 online, but also the D5000. This seemed to have a lot more specifications and features than the D3000? I found this deal on eBay. Seems legit, probably a lot more kit than I'd use. What do you think?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140338894341&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Can anyone advise me of some websites or places to get a DSLR and kit for a similar kind of price?

Thanks again for all your help

13. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 7y

The description is misleading in my view. It says '3 lens', but is really one lens and two lens adaptors. Personally I'd give it a miss.

Warehouse Express have been good for deals, but I'm out of touch on recent prices.
http://www.warehouseexpress.com/category/basecategory.aspx?cat03=3065

7dayshop is very good for batteries and memory cards.
http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=777

Good luck with it.

edit: It's possible that a high street shop will match, or even better, online prices - maybe throw in an extra battery or bigger card - who knows? And you get to see a face and handle the camera. It's just a thought.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Aug-2009, at 04:39 by fabyomama ]

14. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 7y

Quoting fabyomama

It's important to have confidence in something - which he had - and I gave him the exact advice he asked for - something you didn't - and he can take it or leave it as it suits. I'm surprised you missed that as a moderator - something you should take a few minutes to think about. This thread is not about you or what you think you know - ok? :(

edit: Too many teachers - telling him what he wants and what he doesn't want. Leave the guy alone.

Are you starting a game of "my advice is better than your advice" now ? Then perhaps you should take a few minutes to think about that.

I stand by my response.

15. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 7y

Quoting Joseph88

I had a look at the D3000 online, but also the D5000. This seemed to have a lot more specifications and features than the D3000? I found this deal on eBay. Seems legit, probably a lot more kit than I'd use. What do you think?

Which features "caught your eye" ?

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