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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by siobhan, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. siobhan

    siobhan TPF Noob!

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    well basicly, im 16, and decided i want to be a photographer, i have always been interested but never had the right equipment. so i need a new camera, but have no idea where to start, which camera to buy etc. bearing in mind i live in the UK so any cameras you recomend would have to be able to be imported(i'm asuming this is an american forum). i want to start with a digital, not SLR just yet. any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    thank you :wink:
     
  2. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Dear Siobhan

    (Nice name). There are already lots of thread in the forum on choosing a camera. Why not look around for those in the Beginners Forum and then come back with specific questions.

    I might also suggest that using large bold print is the equivalent
    of shouting.

    Lew
     
  3. siobhan

    siobhan TPF Noob!

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    thank you. oh i'm sorry. i shall have a look around.
     
  4. JIP

    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you want to be a photographer someday and you cant afford a DSLR right away might I suggest a film SLR. It would be a great way to learn the function of an SLR while saving you a few bucks right off the bat. And by the way you can get film SLR's used dirt cheap right now and if you buy the right one you can use whatever lenses you buy on a future DSLR.
     
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    MikeR TPF Noob!

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    Most cameras from the major companies are sold world wide. They just go by a different model name in different countries but they are the same.
     
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    skieur TPF Noob!

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    As both a linguist and media specialist in all areas including audio, I hate that dumb cliché. :thumbdown:

    To be specific, print doesn't shout. Nor is it's use ever the equivalent of shouting.

    The only way, a person can shout on a computer is using a microphone and creating an audio file that is inserted into a posting.

    Why not simply suggest that the use of bold print is rarely used in postings and only for perhaps highlighting a small sentence in a very long posting to ensure that it is not missed.

    skieur
     
  7. MikeR

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    You're right but I think it goes back to when PCs were becoming common and etiquette was being formed for its use people were looking for ways to express feeling. Then came emotioncons.
     
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    TamiyaGuy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Anyway, Siobahn, if you want a basic digital camera, I would recommend the Fuji Finepix F30 with my life. It has all the manual modes you'll need, video @ 30 FPS with sound, a hearty 6 mega pixels, and fantastic picture quality. Link: [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fuji-FinePix-Digital-Camera-optical/dp/B000L9SCIW/ref=pd_bbs_3/026-4058801-2050013?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1182934168&sr=8-3[/ame] (it's the F31, but it was cheaper than the F30 [???])

    I would also suggest a 1gb xD card, which can store around 300 top-quality photos. Link: [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fuji-1GB-Type-Picture-Card/dp/B0009J76O0/ref=pd_bbs_2/026-4058801-2050013?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1182934783&sr=8-2[/ame]

    Sorry about the long links, but enjoy them!
     
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    Photog38 TPF Noob!

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    I have the Canon S2 IS and I think it's really great! It has a long zoom with a pretty good macro function. It also has shutter priority, aperature priority, and manual modes. Video quality is pretty good as well. I've had mine for almost two years and am still enjoying it. I would like to upgrade to a DSLR someday, though. I would certainly recomend it, but the S3 IS is newer, if that matters.:)
     

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