Beginer dSLR. Canon Lens.

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  1. Rogan

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    I've decded to take previous advice and inviest in a cheaper dSLR rather than the 'large zoom' compact cameras.

    I have a Canon lens from my EOS 700

    'Canon zoom lens; EF 35-80mm 1:4-5.6; Power Zoom'

    and wondering which dSLR body can i get from around the £200 mark that will take this lens.

    but will this lens be any better than say a Finepix S5800 or S6500?

    opinions!

    Thanks
     
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    A Dslr will be better than those 2 cameras no matter what. I dont know the conversion but i would look for the Xt, or Xti (350d, 400d)
     
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    JimmyO's got it. With your budget your probably best off looking at the 350D.
     
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    and that'll take my lens alright?

    (there are no cheaper ones that have cheap lens's?)
     
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    Yes
     
  6. Rogan

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    seems to be about £170 for a body on its own. does that sound about right?
     
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    Rand0m411 TPF Noob!

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    The body runs about $380-$400 US. I havent visited Europe in a long time, so I no longer know the exchange rate.
     
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    well $400 is about £200 so its almost exactly half.

    and the £170 is 2nd hand off ebay
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Power Zoom! hehehe

    Now that's one of the few lenses that I have yet to see in person.
     
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    how you mean :p ?
     
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    Power Zoom was very short lived, I think there was only one or two, all other zooms are manual. It was really a gimmick feature.
     
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    That lens will work fine on just about any Canon DSLR out there. Just beware that most of DSLRs will give a different angle of view than what you'll see with your EOS 700. Click the crop factor link in my signature for links to a bunch of explanations. basically the DSLR view will be a lot longer and not as wide as on your film camera. If you like longer views that's great, but if you like wide it's bad.
     

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