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Re: Second hand DSLR
Reply #15 on: June 16, 2014, 17:40:16 PM
Must be said, that the camera shop I worked at briefly this year were still using a 350D to take passport photos. Simple and reliable.


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Re: Second hand DSLR
Reply #16 on: August 28, 2014, 10:34:05 AM
She really likes it. And I can't tell any quality diff between the 350 and the 550. The 350 is just smaller with a sh*t screen.

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Reply #17 on: September 13, 2014, 13:49:37 PM
I bought a second hand 350D with 18-55m so lets see how it turns out.

thought you already had a DSLR years ago?

If it doesn't work out then Canon has an e-bay shop where they sell refurbished models - I got a Rebel xti from there a few years ago (which I believe is the Canon US equivalent of the 400D).

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Reply #18 on: September 13, 2014, 13:55:57 PM
She really likes it. And I can't tell any quality diff between the 350 and the 550. The 350 is just smaller with a sh*t screen.

well I guess one will produce bigger raw or jpeg files than the other... prob some differences in the auto focus etc.. its the lens that really makes the difference though.... I'd take a good lens on a 350 over a kit lens on the 550

the nifty fifty is a great little lens (obvs fixed focal length), also tamron do a good 17-50mm f2.8 lens for cropped sensor DSLRs

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Re: Second hand DSLR
Reply #19 on: September 16, 2014, 08:52:20 AM
One issue with the tamron, unless they've updated it, is that the autofocus motor in it is really noisey. A shame as it is a really sharp lens, pretty good in low light, but typically when shooting in low light you're indoors and possibly trying to take photos in a quiet environment. It was noisey enough that I wouldn't consider using it unless I was at a very loud non-acoustic gig!

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Re: Second hand DSLR
Reply #20 on: September 17, 2014, 11:58:56 AM
I've got a Sigma 12mm-24mm which I've had a while but I find the images to be a bit blurry.
http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-sigma-12-24mm-f4-5-5-6-ii-dg-hsm-canon-fit/p1524169

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Re: Second hand DSLR
Reply #21 on: September 27, 2014, 19:05:05 PM

Re: Second hand DSLR
Reply #22 on: September 28, 2014, 02:32:10 AM
get yourself one of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-EF-50-1-8-Lens/dp/B00005K47X
Best lens ever. Instantly turns you into a bokeh master and portraits look awesome.

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Re: Second hand DSLR
Reply #23 on: September 28, 2014, 10:22:16 AM
A lot of Canon cameras of this age use compact flash, the in camera interface for the memory was never designed properly for the intense use it gets in a camera. Due to this the pins can break or bend and require costly repair. Other than that there should be few problems, provided you have checked the camera out properly.

I've got a Sigma 12mm-24mm which I've had a while but I find the images to be a bit blurry.
http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-sigma-12-24mm-f4-5-5-6-ii-dg-hsm-canon-fit/p1524169

I have the Tamron 10-24mm, a comparable option. I was expecting minimal use from it but it's almost permanently on my camera. No blurry pics. If yours is producing blurry images then it's worth getting it checked.

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