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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:01 am 
so i aggresive skate

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anyways i want to get into photography so for x-mas im going to get
a d40x

what do we all think of this camera
is it good for sport shots
and i like the look of landscape photos

im taking photography when i leave school if i really enjoy
but back to the camera i want to know if it lasts
cus im not made of money, so i cant be repairing thing all the time


well thanks in advance
patty


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:55 am 
Greetings Patty, and a warm welcome to the cameralabs forums!

Certainly the Nikon D40x would be a excellent option for landscape photos, but for fast moving action shots you should get the Nikon D80 with 11 auto-focus points instead of 3. The D80 is also really durable so it should feel very solid in your hands. The cameras both share the same sensor, same continuous frame rate, and almost same price.

Hope this helps! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:52 am 
Welcome to the forum Patty!

The D40x would be fantastic for landscapes and you certainly wouldn't be disappointed with it. However, if you want to take lots of sports/action shots, you may find the 3 focus points a bit limiting. Instead, consider the D80 which has 11 focus points, so it will be able to handle fast moving subjects with greater ease. It also has superior build quality, comes with a longer reaching kit lens (which you'll appreciate when taking sports photos) and for the price, its one of the best cameras you can buy today.

Mark


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:06 pm 
hmmmm

ive just seen the cannon Rebel XT/ EOS 350d

and its only £310
is that very good for this camera
it has
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high-precision 7-point AF system

and from the replys ive been reading having more af points is better
so this camera seems to be quite good and at a price much cheaper than the d40x (around £350-£400)

the camera also comes with a 18-55MM lens and a 4gb sd card


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:17 pm 
o forgot to mention that i only have a budget of £350 MAX wouldn't like to spend that mush as i want some other stuff for x-mas


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:52 pm 
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Hi Patty,

May I add my own warm welcome to the CameraLabs forums.

£310 would seem like a good deal for a 350D, especially if that includes a lens. As always, make sure you are buying from a reputable dealer and if possible try and see how comfortable the camera feels "in hand" before you buy. If you can't find a 350D to hold then try a 400D which should be similar.

Gordon has reviewed the 350D here.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:33 pm 
If its a legitimate deal, the 350D would be a great choice for that price range.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:51 pm 
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Hi Patty, if you're into photographing skateboarding action from close-up, an external flashgun will also be really useful. It's amazing what you can get away with using the popup flash - see this ski photo on the bottom of this page taken with a popup - but long term, you will want one...

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/NikonD80/page5.shtml


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:08 pm 
where could i get a flashgun and how much would it set me back?
and do i need one thats compatable with the make a camera or make?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:15 pm 
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Hi Patty,

with your limited budget I'd advise against buying an extra flash. As Gordon said, you can do nice shots with the built-in flash. And a good external will set you back from 100 pounds upward...
And no, you can buy from different 3rd-party manufacturers (e.g. Metz) but need a model that works with your cam.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:22 pm 
Is the 350D sold as new or is it refurbished? How much time for the warranty?

Maybe you should at least consider holding a D40X before making a final decision?


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Hi Patty, as Thomas says, don't worry about an external flash just now. But when you come to buy some accessories for your camera in the future, it's well worth considering for your style of photography.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:40 pm 
I have a Canon EOS 350D for sale complete with a kit lens 18-55mm or could sell it with the EF-S 17-85mm IS USM, but would quite a bit more for this combo.... this camera is only 5 months old make me an offer if interested PM me.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:41 pm 
the camera is refurbished
and ive seen a flashgun on ebay for £16
and it is compatible with the camera i want to get, because in the description of the flash gun it says what camera he was using it for

but i want the d40x but its alot more expensive
so i think i'll stick with the canon
unless i cam find something better for a good price


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:43 pm 
See my post above must have posted at exactly the same time


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