Recommendations for a starter SLR for certain events
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30-10-09, 10:41 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Welcome to the forums. So you would like a DSLR camera and lens to take pictures of celebrities attending premieres and you're on a budget of just £300. Firstly, most brand new DSLRs cost more than your budget and typically will only come with an 18-55mm kits lens. Now for what you want to use the camera for this lens won't be that suitable as you'll want to get in nice and close so something that goes up to 200mm would be better. Plus you'll probably also need a separate flashgun and flash diffuser for the best results and all this extra equipment is going to push the costs even higher.
Realistically, if you can stretch your budget by another £100 - £150 you might be able to pick up all this kit secondhand. The other option could be though, going for a decent bridge camera. Many of them now come with approximately a 20x zoom lens that should be able to get you in nice and close and though it won't have such a big sensor as a DSLR these cameras were designed, as the name suggests, to bridge the gap between a compact and the DSLRs. Canon, Panasonic, Fuji and Nikon all make decent bridge cameras and you can see their reviews on this very site.
Best of luck,
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