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Deals/Advice For Digital SLR Camera

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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
Hi all,

I am looking to purchase a digital SLR camera (or similar) with wide angle and fish eye lens capabilities. My budget is £350 but cheaper is better (obviously).

My knowledge on the subject is minimal so I'm after a bit of advice and guidance.

Thanks in advance.
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago

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I don't mind second hand. How much do you think I'd be looking at brand new?
I have a Sony a450 for sale (only few months old). Let me know if you interested
The camera and a stock lens, say a Canon 1000D + 18-55mm lens refurb with 1 year warranty from canon can be got for about £250-300. It's the fish eye and wide angle that will cause the problems.

I don't agree. Getting wide angle and fish eye are easy enough. Any standard lens with these dslr's come with wide angle. You do realise like the refurb deal you spoke of above ^^, 18mm is ultra wide angle. You can go wider but that will easily suffice. It's the budget that is the problem without going second hand as all the newer slr's start at about 400 + .
18mm is not wide angle as the camera is not full frame so that lens on it is x1.6 making it equivalent to a 28mm.

Well then that's a pretty odd camera. Most slr's come with a standard 18-55mm which is classed as wide angle. And even if it is in fact 28 like you say, that too is classed as wide angle. When he says he want's wide angle, I think we can rest assured anything from 18-28 would do the job. He clearly isn't a pro so even 28 would easily be enough for a decent landscape.
It's not a weird camera, all the low end and mid end SLR's aren't full frame and have a similar crop factor. Anyway I agree about the OP getting a camera and seeing how it goes from there. I personally would not consider the 18mm (x1.6 ~28mm) on my 1000D to be wide angle though from using it.

I'm with you on this one. It really depends on how wide marcofoo needs. As you would be talking much more money for a full frame sensor camera (where 18-55m is really 18-55m and not 28-88mm) then with that budget it would by an aps-c sensor with a crop factor of 1.5 or 1.6 generally.

If 28mm is enough then I know you can pick up some cheapo ebay fisheye adaptors to attach onto the standard lens but they are more of a toy than a serious adaptor as the sharpness is usually really bad.

marcofoo, what are your real reasons for wanting a wide angle and a fisheye lens?
Thanks everyone. I've since bought the Sony Nex-5 for £320 including 18-55mm lens and delivery.

I've received it and it looks great!

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