Purchasing my first DSLR.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Timmbo, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Timmbo macrumors regular

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    I know someone who is selling their 1 year old Canon 450D, and they're looking for £250 just for the body. This seems like quite a steal, do you think I should go for it and buy a good quality lens to get started?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The 450D is a great entry-level DSLR. Seems like a good deal if it's in good shape.
     
  3. Timmbo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice. Does anyone else want to offer their opinion?
     
  4. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Seems like a great price for a great camera. I have one and think very highly of it.
     
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  6. I'm a Mac macrumors 6502

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    While I don't disagree with anyone else here (the 450D or the XSi as we call it across the pond) is a great camera), what exactly are your options? Do you have any Canon lenses already? Have you checked out the T1i/500D? What other deals have you seen around?
     
  7. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really see a point in going for the 500D over the 450D at that price. Rather put the money towards a good lens...
     
  8. mattyb240 macrumors 6502a

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    As above its a bargain and a 500D etc is no better than a 450D apart from "HD" video which is I personally think is a gimmick.
     
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  10. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    if youre getting a great price on the 450D then i would go for it.

    since its your first dslr i wouldnt be too concerned about which manufacturer you go with. if you dont like it try a nikon or sony. if you like the canon then stick with it.
     
  11. Orthodox macrumors newbie

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    brands are brands. I particularly go nikon just because the bodies are super compact. I do a lot of candid shooting and it just feels more "right" in my hand.

    as far as models go, the xsi is a great body. match it with a decent lens and you'll be happy :)
     

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