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BondandBigM

Decent camera for around a £100 or so ??

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I had a Nikon Cool Pics but it got pinched out of my car a bit back so I've been thinking about another one instead of using my phone. 

It's not something I'm all that interested in so not wanting to spend much just something a bit better than my phone. 

I was sat outside last night and the sky was amazing to took a couple of snaps but they just weren't that good so something that will capture it a bit better.

Are these cheaper Nikons still good or are there any better ones around that price point. 

Has to be better than this. 

Moon

:laugh: :laugh:

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A quick swivel round in my chair and the sun going down. 

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Pretty rubbish but bad eyesight and Vodka involved. 

:teethsmile:

 

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my COOLPIX will not focus close enough for  watches (bought it new,  but  don't think it has NIKON  quality),  it is great for distance shots..  my plan is to buy a new  camera that will focus on the smallest watch part.  vinn

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Possibly something of a wildcard entry but I'd recommend comparing the above with whatever you can find at a similar price from Panasonic's Lumix range.  Very impressed with my little DMC-FT25 that I picked up a couple of years ago for £85.  You can probably get something much more sophisticated and capable these days. 

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On 11/09/2016 at 14:36, vinn said:

my COOLPIX will not focus close enough for  watches (bought it new,  but  don't think it has NIKON  quality),  it is great for distance shots..  my plan is to buy a new  camera that will focus on the smallest watch part.  vinn

This was a bit of an issue with my old one as well but generally not something I was to bothered about. 

Thanks for the suggestions I'll have a wander into Currys at the weekend. 

Cheers

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Avoid Currys if you want advice Bond. Go to an independent photo shop where you can handle a few cameras and ask questions .Argos, Currys etc are just box handlers....

mike

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8 hours ago, dobra said:

Avoid Currys if you want advice Bond. Go to an independent photo shop where you can handle a few cameras and ask questions .Argos, Currys etc are just box handlers....

mike

I don't think there are any independant local camera shops here any more. At least in Currys the do have demos out and you can have a bit of a fiddle around with them and some of these kids working in them are sometimes a bit smarter than us old dodgers give them credit for. 

:)

 

 

 

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Sorry to jump on your thread Mr Bond, but I too am looking for a half-decent digital, mainly to take pictures of flowers and the like (ah!).

But me being me, I rather fancy the idea of picking up and old Olympus Pen E-P1 (or maybe 2...).

Am I bonkers? I had a lovely Olympus Trip when I were a lad, but it ended up in a ravine in what is now Croatia. I kind of miss it, and am a bit of a sucker for the retro look.

K

 

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3 hours ago, Nigelp said:

Has Big M cut the reddies :biggrin:

Have you borrowed machs Alpha LV?

:laugh: :laugh:

I forgot about this one. The upshot of it is that when I mentioned to her I was going in for a look at cameras she said what did you do with the one you bought. 

Apparently I bought one after the other one got pinched !!

Don't remember that or what I did with it, I'm still looking for it. A white one according the her I'll let you know what it is if I find it. 

:huh:

 

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8 hours ago, AbingtonLad said:

Sorry to jump on your thread Mr Bond, but I too am looking for a half-decent digital, mainly to take pictures of flowers and the like (ah!).

But me being me, I rather fancy the idea of picking up and old Olympus Pen E-P1 (or maybe 2...).

Am I bonkers? I had a lovely Olympus Trip when I were a lad, but it ended up in a ravine in what is now Croatia. I kind of miss it, and am a bit of a sucker for the retro look.

K

 

If you want the old timey experience from Olympus, then you'll like the look of the PEN-F. The biggest drawback being the large pile of cash it takes to get one. :wink:

Later,
William

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In keeping with this subject, I have been looking on the bay of pigs necessary evil at the Canon 300D. I appreciate that it is only 6.1mp as opposed to 8.0mp of the 350D but there appear to one or two decent examples COMPLETE with lens - why do people just sell the body only? - for under £100. Has anyone had any experience with this camera?
If so your input would be appreciated.

David

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On 4 October 2016 at 02:01, William_Wilson said:

If you want the old timey experience from Olympus, then you'll like the look of the PEN-F. The biggest drawback being the large pile of cash it takes to get one. :wink:

Later,
William

Holy Cow they go for big bucks!

Had a very generous offer from a forum member on a Sony SLR digital, but still struggling to make a decision. There seem to be quite a few models and variants of the PEN - just stumbled across the 'mini' range, which might do the trick. Or not.

My head hurts :wacko:

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On 10/10/2016 at 18:39, AbingtonLad said:

My head hurts :wacko:

So has mine for the last few days and then I found and bought this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HARDLY-USED-Nikon-D70S-Camera-Body-18-50mm-55-200mm-F3-5-5-6-DC-lens-512mb-/182309331779?_trksid=p2141725.m3662.l6403    Should do the job I want it to do and for the price with two lenses I'm not complaining.

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On ‎07‎/‎10‎/‎2016 at 18:10, DJH584 said:

In keeping with this subject, I have been looking on the bay of pigs necessary evil at the Canon 300D. I appreciate that it is only 6.1mp as opposed to 8.0mp of the 350D but there appear to one or two decent examples COMPLETE with lens - why do people just sell the body only? - for under £100. Has anyone had any experience with this camera?
If so your input would be appreciated.

David

I had a 300D what seems like many Moons ago now, it was Ok at the time but definitely wasn't as good as the 350D I had. I found the 300D struggled sometimes with colour rendition, particularly with skies, the blues could end up looking very false. This can be rectified to some degree in PS but I hate using computers so having to tweak every photo is a :nono: for me

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