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Camera on a budget

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:12 pm
by airfixpilot
With Cameras (DSLR) costing lots of cash new and with not a lot of dosh, what do you do? Yes second hand dslrs, with lenses or just bodies. Two ways you can do this is by camera shops or internet. If you go down the internet route, it is Ebay. Problem with this you must have a bit of knowledge of cameras and lenses,were as at shops you can get hands on and advice, and maybe a warranty.

I myself have a limited budget, and keep a eye on ebay for all my equipment. Also do not got for the high speck, higher megapixel cameras as its just not worth it unless you are going to blow up a pic by a massive amount.

My limit is around £50-£60, and for that I have got Myself four bodies and five lenses. (for around that budget price, or lower each) The lenses are from 50mm-200mm including a prime youngo 50mm.

My dslr are two Nikon D200 and a D3000 , D3200. Now the D200 are great solid robust dslrs from around 1970s when they came out. The Nikon D200 dose not have the video. The shutter speed is brill and has a 12.5mp sensor.

I always do research on cameras/lenses I buy, on line and you tube, also read the description on ebay carefully. I also use shpock online shopping site.

Needless to say you can save money.


Re: Camera on a budget

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:26 pm
by Nighthawke
DSLR - 1970s? Try Very late 90s or early 2000s for the first ones. The D200 was released in 2005. :)

Each to their own but I would personally have put more into a single body or better glass (still with one body). Not sure why you would need four bodies? Good to see that you do your research and that you can enjoy the hobby with a restricted budget. Just a shame you went with Nikon :lol: :oops: No offence intended :D

Re: Camera on a budget

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:29 pm
by airfixpilot
Yep each to His/Her own. Nikon / Cannon. I just like Nikon, and just seems right for Me. The old nikon AF lenses will still fit the D200, and work, as will the new ones. Were as the new G lenses will not on the D200.

Re: Camera on a budget

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:08 pm
by john flightpath
Hello Airfix Pilot.
I have been reading your posts with interest. For starters, I'm glad you are a bit like me and are not afraid to shop around on ebay. There is well cared for equipment on there that is perfectly suited to what you require. I personally use a Canon camera, but I do have a Nikon film camera and a Nikon Bridge camera that I would not be without.
My mate who lives up in Manchester has a Nikon D90, which he has had for some time. Its reliable and he never seems to have any problems with it. He's been with me on a few trips, one of the lens's he uses is the 'Bigma' Sigma 50-500mm and he gets great results. The Nikon D90 is a 12.3MP which gives good solid quality images.

John 'flightpath'. ;)