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17-03-11, 07:39 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
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People often answer these questions as if you need to justify upgrading, almost like you need permission to go out & treat yourself to a new camera.
I say, if you want new gear & it will give you pleasure (& you can afford it) then go out fill your boots.
I agree with Gary but with caveats (isn't that Sturgeon eggs?):
You don't want to be kicking yourself in 6 months time because you bought the 'wrong' camera, so time spent getting to know what you like and don't like is well spent and there are often deals to be had on cameras and on 'kit' deals and the arrival of new cameras can make second hand cameras even cheaper.
If you are prepared to spend at least 400 quid on a new camera then you can't really buy a bad one. Canon have introduced the 1100D which probably makes the 10 megapixel 1000D even cheaper. If you buy second hand then you can pick up a Canon 40D (6.5fps, 10.1 Megapixels high precision AF system, Live View, 3.0" LCD) for the same 400 quid.
Personally I'd buy a good second hand camera from a reputable dealer, you'll get more bang for your bucks.
Then there are the lenses! A good camera is only as good as the lenses you stick on it. So you may want to leave some wriggle room for a decent lens, and which lens depends on what you want to shoot.
Welcome to a potentially never ending drain on your financial resources!
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