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   Old Thread  #2266 13 Jul 2016 at 4.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've recently been looking for the same and by the sounds of it I have a similar level of understanding of cameras. I've decided on a used 650D and a STM kit for now. I'll see how the kit images come out first and then decide if I want a prime or not. The 650D is almost identical to the 700D (although 700D has slightly better low light performance) but around the lower price of the 600D. 600D has an older processor, no touch LCD and a few other differences. I've had a play with a 50mm prime a bloke has at work and it seems you have to have the camera a mile away from you for a self take. Not great in tight swims. I was finding used 650D bodies with low-ish shutter counts (around 1500) for around 260. Used 18-55 STM kits for around 65.

If you want new though, the 700D is the only one available from those three. I'm sure there might be some new grey market or american 650s (T4i) around if that doesn't bother you.

I've learnt a shed load from watching reviews of these three cameras and some of the equivalent Nikons on Youtube. Their worth a look.

Hope this helps.
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   Old Thread  #2265 13 Jul 2016 at 7.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the input mate. Excuse my ignorance as I am really hoping to learn a lot about the technical side of photography. So the camera you recommend on paper seems less camera than the other 2. Am I right in assuming as long as the camera body has a decent pixel count it's the lens that makes the difference to the image quality/end result? The pancake lens looks a good option..soo many choices!
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   Old Thread  #2264 12 Jul 2016 at 7.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Canon 600d, and 35mm f2 would be within your budget or a 40mm pancake 2.8, id stay away from a 50mm on a crop sensor as it can be a bit tight in smaller swims, and to get that shallow depth of field you need a bit of distance between you and the camera or you won't even have the fish fully in focus.
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   Old Thread  #2263 12 Jul 2016 at 12.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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that might be a good option for me will take a look and look at some shots taken by this camera.
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   Old Thread  #2262 12 Jul 2016 at 11.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've got a canon 700d. Less megapixals than the nikon but great camera.. flip round screen too and 399 at currys at the moment with the 18-55mm kit lens which means you could get the ef 50mm 1.8 lens too and still be in budget for the out of focus backgrounds.. great lens for the money. Not ideal if your capture shots are in very tight swims as you need the camera back a bit with the focal length on a crop sensor. You don't need to be a mile away and you get great shots. Hope this helps
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   Old Thread  #2261 12 Jul 2016 at 11.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi guys, I am looking for someone to point me in the right direction as am looking to get my first DSLR in the next few months.

I have a top budget of 500 and just wondered for me what would be the best option. What I want from it is crisp images 80% of my photography will be of captures with a few scenic shots and wildlife snaps. I like the shallow depth of field shots so needs good capabilities re this. Finally good self take capabilities so rotating screen is needed with good night-time results . I am currently looking at the Nikon d5500 this is obviously at the top end of my budget with standard kit lens. Are there better (cheaper which will give me the results I want) options out there to consider.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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   Old Thread  #2260 11 Jul 2016 at 5.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes
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   Old Thread  #2259 8 Jul 2016 at 9.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Evening guys. Do polarising filters have the same effect as polarised sun glasses do in reducing surface glare? So as to use with a telephoto zoom lens to locate and identify fish from distance.
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   Old Thread  #2258 12 Jun 2016 at 12.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
JACK-2

This chap was in the garden for about an hour calling for mum, I'm a lazy amateur so used a Nikon D5300 with a 70-300 zoom, no tripod (didn't think I would get as many photos as I did)
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After posting this photo he came back and it rained......where's my mum

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He was still in the garden at 8pm so out came the spare landing net and he was caught, he was a guest at the cardboard box B&B for the night (he wouldn't have a prayer with the local cats), took him out this morning gave some breakfast before showing him the door, a bit later one of the parents came down and fed him, came back home couldn't see him.....job done, no it wasn't there he was on the bloody front gate post, I came out slammed the door and he flew down the road, from now on I'm letting nature take it' course
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   Old Thread  #2257 5 May 2016 at 8.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #2256 28 Apr 2016 at 4.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They're great models....one quite often sits on my boot waiting for food, a few weeks ago one landed on my boot then hopped up to my knee, I just froze with a big smile on my face

PS great photo
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   Old Thread  #2255 28 Apr 2016 at 1.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Im a wedding photographer throughout the year but snapped this little guy when on a short session


Canon 6D 70-200 F2.8 L

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   Old Thread  #2254 26 Apr 2016 at 6.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ok thanks, I'll have a look at some this week, I'm just not sure whether it'll be too bulky that I don't bother taking it out unless I'm actually planning to use it rather than just having it in the bag. Plus my primes are tiny and I'm not sure I'd have room for my fingers
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   Old Thread  #2253 23 Apr 2016 at 11.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you are ever thinking of using ND grads then you really need square/rectangular. Buy the holder then get the attachment rings you need or use step up/downs. Or keep it light and just carry a blob of blu tac.

If you are on a budget get the bigger set, you'll be better off in the long run. One polarising filter and holder will cancel out any savings made buy buying small.
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   Old Thread  #2252 23 Apr 2016 at 4.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What are the advantages of the square filters? I've stuck with the circular type up to now, and although I have polarizers to suit most lenses I just got the nd a size up for my biggest lens and got stepping rings. Would I need a holder to suit different lenses or are they adaptable?

Welding glass sounds interesting I'll check that out
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