Canon 30d second hand

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by salacious, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    Hi All, iv been looking at getting a dslr for my mum and at a cheap price point is the 30d good enough to beat point and shoot cameras under £120? the lens that i would get with it is the 50mm mk2?

    i can get a second hand one for around £80 so any opinions?

    thanks
     
  2. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    The 30D is a great camera. Easily better than almost any P&S I can think of.

    Keep in mind that the 50 f/1.8 will have the equivalent angle of view of an 80mm lens on the 30D. You may want to consider a 30 or 35mm lens, which will give a more traditional 50mm-like angle of view on the 30D.
     
  3. salacious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the comment, its ok my mum can walk backwards to fit it in her shot :) if theres any bridges lets hope she can float in mid-air lol
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You say that now... Consider getting an 18-55mm IS, it is similar in price.
     
  5. chriscl macrumors 6502

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    The 30D is a brilliant camera, I have one myself :)

    Its image quality is still better than almost any P&S camera you can buy now, and in combination with a "nifty fifty" Canon prime you'll have an excellent setup (especially in low light...)

    Image quality of the 50mm lens is actually very good considering its cheap price - I once spent a week in Turkey armed with just the 30D and a 50mm f1.8 lens and came back with some fantastic shots!
     
  6. salacious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    looks like my mums a lucky woman then! guess im lucky getting it for cheap too!

    do you have any shots online?
     
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