want to buy a digital slr few questions

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  1. onemacmini macrumors 6502

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    Hi there, i want to buy a digital slr and have a budget of £350. i want to take pictures of sport so it will need to be quick. my uncle has the nikon d70 ( i think) and says its really good but its too expensive.

    1. what dslr is good for what i need
    2. what type of lens do i need.
    3. what type of camera
    4. any known kits about ( in the uk) that i can buy to get started.
    5. Any basic info ill need to know

    many thanks onemacmini
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Well for your budget, you will likely get a D50 or a Rebel 350 with the kit lens.

    You'll have to save for the other stuff.

    Canon or Nikon doesn't matter, get a good book on SLR digital photography.
     
  3. adk macrumors 68000

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    Honestly, That's a pretty low budget for a DSLR. I don't know a ton about DSLRs that cheap, but if you're trying to photograph sports you'll want a very bright lens - F1.8 would be ideal, but probably out of your price range.
     
  4. skubish macrumors 68030

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    1. Canon and Nikon both make good models
    2. Depends are you going to be close or far from the action. A telephoto lens if far away. Image stabilization if you are twitchy and you won't have a tripod.
    3. Something that can shoot a few frames per second
    4. Canon and Nikon both sell kits
    5. uh, what iGary said: get a good book. I wouldn't recommend a dSLR unless you understand all the settings/terms such as aperture settings, exposure, depth of field, etc.
     
  5. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

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    D50

    i recently upgraded to a dslr, the nikon d50, from what i can tell, it a nice camera. havnt taken a whole lot of action shots yet, but my still nighttime photography has turned out very nice, very good depth of field. I got the 18-55mm kit lense and a 2 gig sd card for less than 700 on newegg.com
     
  6. ozone macrumors 6502

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    Wife and I bought a Canon Rebel XT (goes by a different model I think in the UK). Sweet camera. Bit smaller than the Nikon's so if you like BIG cameras, this one's probably not for you. Paid about $1200 Canadian for the camera + 18 mm -55 mm lens. I think 350 pounds is on the low side; you'll likely need to spend a bit more.

    The XT was rated #1 by Macworld for an 8 MP camera, and is consistently in the top few cameras. Basically, you can't go wrong with Nikon or Canon.
     

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